I love using shaving cream as a sensory activity. I saw that whipped cream was on sale at the grocery store and I thought I would do a little substitution. Well, whipped cream is not a good substitution for shaving cream because whipped cream melts…oops. Even though it’s nothing like saving cream, it’s still an excellent activity.
I emptied the entire can of whipped cream into a bowl and added some red food coloring. The mixing pretty much got rid of any foamy goodness of the whipped cream.
I decided to just dump it onto the table and give J a rubber spatula and let him go at it.
First he just poked it…not really sure what to do.
J figured out that if you hit the whipped cream with the spatula that it will splatter all over you!
There was lots of fun smearing it around on the table.
Then to J’s enjoyment and my dread…he learned how to wipe the cream off the table and onto the floor.
I did let him keep playing until he signed “All Done”
Oh what a mess! But, I’m so glad he made one. Making messes is great for kids, and the last time I tried an activity like this I got this look!
If your child is freaked out by gooey stuff….like J used to be…keep trying. One day they might really love it!