After my failed attempt at recreating a shaving cream slip and slide, I knew I wanted to try again. The other day while watching the boys splash in the play pool with water balloons it occurred to me that this pool might work better than a dollar store shower curtain!
J-Rex eagerly squirted the shaving cream in the pool before gingerly climbing in.
J-Bug didn't need much encouragement to join in the fun when he woke up from his nap!
We play with shaving cream on a regular basis but never like this. Most often J-Rex asks for a can of shaving cream and a bin to squirt some in and run his hands through. Another favorite is mixing with food coloring or liquid water color paint in the bath.
They kept saying they were "ice skating". I joined them after putting the camera down, and it was indeed slippery!
J-Rex found a water balloon from our pool fun the other day. To his delight the balloon had a leak, so he enjoyed squirting it out slowly.
Clean up was a cinch and only added to the fun.
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Please note I stood close by with a dry towel to wipe any shaving cream that got near their eyes. Before getting in to play I instructed them to be careful not to wipe their face when they had shaving cream on their hands. I kept the hose nearby for any time they wanted their hands clean.
It couldn't be much more simple than this! A play pool + two cans of shaving cream + and a hose = hours of messy, sensory fun in the sun.