She makes: Messy play – shaving foam and paint #mywildones

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Messy play is exactly as it says. There is no such thing as clean messy play but it can be contained messy play and it is one of the reasons we bought a tuff tray. 

Today, I was feeling particularly brave and decided on shaving foam and paint. 

This is a definite hands on, all in activity. The apron was never really going to cut it.

It’s quite simple to set up – spray shaving foam into a tray and spread it so it covers it. 

   Then add different coloured paint. 

Mix together to give a marble effect. We used a chopstick.

Then add paper and you get a great marbled effect. 

However, you have to be prepared to go off plan and embrace the sensory experience of this…

Foamy footprints were a favoured choice.

Along with hands in and foamy handprints.

 After this, a free for all with foam and paint everywhere!


 This was a lot of fun with shrieks of joy and sheer excitement throughout. 

 Clean up was simple, toddler in the shower first and then the tuff tray.

Oh and we even ended up with some art work too. 


I would highly recommend this activity with a toddler it engages and provides a great opportunity for them to get messy and have a full on sensory experience. 


6 thoughts on “She makes: Messy play – shaving foam and paint #mywildones

  1. Oh wow! You are brave! I keep seeing these trays pop up on Instagram so may have to invest 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to #MyWildOnes xx


  2. It looks like he had so much fun!! I love messy play but not always the cleaning up! I think I will do more now the weather is getting nicer and we can chuck our tuff spot in the garden. #MyWildOnes


  3. I’m so rubbish when it comes to messy play – I’m kind of glad my toddler goes to nursery part time so he can do all his messy playing there! It certainly looks like a lot of fun – I’m just glad I didn’t have to clean it up! #mywildones


    • I really love doing messy play and baking but it’s not for everyone and I think it is about finding what you like to do with your little ones and running with it


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