Tuesday, August 21, 2012

* Shaving Cream Bathtub Paint, Don't Say I Didn't Warn You!

I used to give my students shaving cream at the end of the school year
to finger paint on the tables as an artsy and fun way to wash the tables before summer vacation, 
that technique coupled with the nine million versions of bath tub paint 
I've seen in blog and Pinterest land were the inspiration for this post!
So I thought, oh this will be so fun. We'll all love it....read on.

Pardon the dark photos, bath time is in the evening around here
and the lighting in the bathroom is only "meh."

I set up the paint tray with a muffin tin on a stool outside of the bathtub.
I put a drop of food coloring in the bottom of each pan,
then sprayed in the shaving cream and let them mix it for a surprise!
(leftover from our shaving cream liquid watercolor marbling project)
The girls loved it. 

There were a few stifled coughs from the stinky shaving cream 
fumes and our asthma. Had to turn on the bath fan -- but it's still fun right?

The kids used paint brushes and fingers to decorate their canvas
(our white bath tiles)

Portrait of mom?

See those blue fingers?
My kids were tie-dyed when they were done with this little project.
Lots of giggling at this point.

See how pretty the colors are? 
That didn't last.

After they painted the walls they started to paint each other.
Think foamy war paint. I'm not posting photos of my kids here. 

Everything turned a gross shade of grey green in a matter of minutes....
including my children. 

The walls were dirty looking. 
The bath water was gross.
The grout was stained green and blue. 
My kids were gray, green, and blue.
Crying children because the shaving cream was causing a burning in nooks and crannies 
= not. good. at. all. 

I had to drain the tub. Hose off the kids. Wash the walls. And tub. Rinse 
Re-run the bath and wash my kids two more times to get the food coloring stains off. 
Giant pain in the butt. 

Will we be painting with shaving cream in our bathroom ever again? 
Don't say I didn't warn you!

Pink and Green Mama

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