Tot Time: eARTh Inspirations

Create a Shaving Cream Marbled Print
Gather the materials from the "What You'll Need" list and follow the video or the instructions below the video.  


What You'll Need

  • Foaming shaving cream 
  • Blue and green liquid watercolor or food coloring 
  • Paper cut into the shape of a circle
  • Large baking sheet 
  • Foil or parchment paper
  • Spatula 
  • Craft sticks 

What You'll Do

  1. Line the baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. 
  2. Apply a layer of shaving cream on to the baking sheet. Use the spatula to smooth the shaving cream out evenly. 
  3. Place a few drops of each color all across the shaving cream. 
  4. Create a marbled pattern by swirling, blending and mixing the colors together with craft sticks. 
  5. Place your paper on top of the shaving cream then press down lightly.  
  6. Peel the paper up gently then use the spatula to scrape the shaving cream off. 
  7. Leave your earth inspired marbled print out to dry and admire the little world you have designed! 


Tips and Tricks 

  • Use a plate to trace a circle on to a sheet of paper.
  • Repeat this activity to figure out the techniques that produce the best print. 
  • The thicker the paper the better. Cardstock or tagboard are recommended.
  • This activity can get messy! Have a washcloth and water on hand for cleanup. 

Credit: Lesson plan developed by Madeline Olesky, Family Programs Intern and 4th year UF Psychology-Neuroscience major in UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.