I found this post on Miss Banana Pants’ blog and wanted to try it out.
The shaving cream was about a dollar and the food coloring was also around a dollar each (I got four). Unfortunately I couldn’t find any shaving cream without perfume (went to three different stores), so the poor kid smelled pretty manly afterwards. Kidding aside you really shouldn’t use products with perfume on the kids, since it increases the risk of allergies. Actually I later read (on my quest to find a more healthy shaving cream) that it’s very easy to produce unscented shaving cream but unfortunately the demand is low for the time being.
Note to dog – stay away from bathroom
If you have an older child you can let him or her mix the colors by themselves My son is three years old and I kind of like the colors of the kitchen cabinets just the way they are, so I did the mixing myself. I recommend that you put the color in before the cream and wear gloves during the process. If you are unsure if your wall surface is suceptible to staining, you might want to test it out on a less visible part of the wall before you let the kids loose.
This turned out to be a lot of fun – messy, but fun. We are definitely doing it again.