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Shaving Cream Polar Bear

Shaving Cream Polar Bear
Messiness: High
Age Range: 2y - 5y
Estimated Time: 2+ hours

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Akane Everitt
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To get us in the mood for cold weather (which hasn't quite come where we live), my daughter and I thought it would be fun to make a cute, fluffy polar bear. This craft is especially great for kids who love sensory activities (which my daughter loves).

How We Did It

Shaving Cream Polar Bear

First my daughter poured equal parts of shaving cream...

Shaving Cream Polar Bear

...and white glue into a bowl.

Shaving Cream Polar Bear
My daughter then used her paintbrush to stir the shaving cream and glue together.
Shaving Cream Polar Bear

Next, she used her paintbrush to paint the bottom side of her paper plate. This is a lot of fun for a child who loves sensory activities.

Shaving Cream Polar Bear
My daughter always tends to use the paintbrush at first, but after a while she just can't resist and starts using both her hands. Even though it doesn't take long to paint a paper plate, I let her go at her own pace and have fun playing with the fluffy paint.
Shaving Cream Polar Bear
Once my daughter was done, we set the plate aside to dry for 24 hours. You could probably wait less time, but we were working on some other projects, so we just decided to let it dry completely. Meanwhile I cut out a egg cup from an egg carton and my daughter painted it black for the polar bear's nose. We set this aside to dry also.
Shaving Cream Polar Bear

The next day, we got out some glue and my daughter first glued two round cosmetic cotton pads for the polar bear's ears.

Shaving Cream Polar Bear

She then glued on two googly eyes and the black egg cup for the nose.

Shaving Cream Polar Bear

My daughter was so happy and proud of her cute winter polar bear. Aren't they adorable?!

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I see a blue version in my future with Thomas the Tank Engine as the subject--we'll call it a "sculpture" :)

posted by: Pamela on 4.1.2013

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That would be awesome! My grandson has loved tomas since he was 2, an he's 8 now!

posted by: Sharon on 8.5.2013

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My child and I completed Shaving Cream Polar Bear.

posted by: Kristine on 1.22.2013

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My daughter and I just finished painting our plates. So much fun so far! I don't have the cotton circles so we're using white felt cut out in rounds instead.

posted by: Karen on 1.1.2013

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I have to make this with my son - he loves bears (and shaving cream)!

posted by: Yael on 12.14.2012

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