Shaving Cream Paint

Let your little artists unleash their creativity in the tub with this washable, mess-free shaving cream paint! You can make this paint in less than 2 minutes. We use shaving cream paint in every single bath we take now. At the end of the bath it just washes right down the drain.


My daughter LOVES to paint. She also loves to draw, color and play with her stickers, but painting is one of her favorite artistic activities. Painting can be messy though. It takes a long time to wash all those brushes and clean up the spills.

Shaving cream paint might be my best idea yet. The idea came to me in a daydream one day – what if I combined regular shaving cream (the foamy kind) and washable paints? Genius! It’s so easy and the tub becomes your canvas and sink all-in-one.

The paint colors look really beautiful when you mix them all together. My daughter likes to paint pictures on the tub, float the colored shaving cream “islands” in the water and paint her arms and legs different colors.

Let’s begin! You’ll need:

  • 1 can foamy-style shaving cream
  • 1 painting tray (You can use a painting palate, a muffin tin, or plastic containers)
  • 1 set of washable tempera paints
  • 1 (or more) paintbrush

This is so easy. Ready? Spray a little bit of the shaving cream into your containers. Top with a small blob of washable paint. Stir with the paintbrush until the white cream and colored paint swirls like a soft-serve ice cream. Start painting!

So easy right?! The paints only last for one bath. After that the shaving cream deflates. The colors mix really nicely together. Your child’s drawings will look beautiful.

Shaving cream, obviously, is not for eating. In our house I bath my baby first and take her out of the tub. Then I let my toddler use the paints.


Isn’t washable bathtub paint so easy?! What colors did your children choose? Let me know in the comments section below.

To watch a video demonstration of my washable shaving cream paint check out my YouTube Channel, Bianca’s Family, or click on the video below.

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