Hope you enjoyed doing the Milk Colour Explosion with your children. Here’s part two of our colour activities:

Shaving Foam Pictures

This is a fun experiment that produces beautiful designs. It created a marbling effect and can be used for cards, borders, or even framed just as it is!


  • Shaving Foam
  • Liquid Food colouring (3-4 colours)
  • Toothpick
  • Plate or tray
  • White card paper (cut to a size smaller that the plate or tray)
  • Butter knife



  1. Shake the shaving foam bottle and squeeze it onto the plate. If your child is strong enough, he or she will enjoy doing this!

2. Flatten with a butter knife, so that it covers the entire plate. If you don’t mind the mess, allow your child to do this with his or her fingers. The texture of shaving foam is wonderful for them to feel and play with. (You need to monitor them carefully, so that they don’t put it into their eyes or mouth). Once they are done, get them to wash their hands and then instruct them that they cannot touch it any more.

3. Drop a few drops of colour around the plate, on top of the shaving foam. You can either chose to go with a colour scheme (like orange, red and yellow) or just enjoy it with random colours!

4. Use a toothpick to swirl the colours around. This itself creates beautiful designs. But don’t get too excited, the best is yet to come!

5. Place your card paper gently over the plate. It should not be immersed into the foam, but should just touch the foam.

6. Lift it off and lay it on a flat surface. With the flat side of the knife, gently scrape the shaving foam off. Voila! You have a beautiful marbling effect created on your paper.

7. You can repeat this several times. No two designs will be the same!

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