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

  • Line the baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  • Apply a layer of shaving cream on to the baking sheet. Use the spatula to smooth the shaving cream out evenly.
  • Place a few drops of each color all across the shaving cream.
  • Create a marbled pattern by swirling, blending and mixing the colors together with craft sticks.
  • Place your paper on top of the shaving cream then press down lightly.
  • Peel the paper up gently then use the spatula to scrape the shaving cream off.
  • 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.