The best DIY shaving foam for kids crafts.


At work last week I had shaving foam out for the kids to play with and get messy with. After around 20 minutes I noticed that the shaving foam had pretty much disappeared. I didn’t have any more shaving foam but the children wanted to still play with the foam.

I searched high and low for a DIY shaving foam recipe that actually worked and had ingredients I would already have in the classroom. I couldn’t find any that would be good for the kids so I decided to make my own.

To make the foam I used:

  • Washing up liquid
  • Baking powder/ bicarbonate of soda
  • Water
  • Plain flour
  • Food colouring

The foam is foamy, soft and light however it isn’t as light as real shaving foam.

I didn’t use exact measurements for this as I just chucked ingredients together.

Step 1-

Pour washing up liquid and a small amount of water into a bowl or jug. The more washing up liquid the more foam you will have!

Step 2-

Using a fork or whisk, whip up the washing up liquid and water until frothy.

Step 3-

Add around half a tablespoon to a full tablespoon of baking powder/bicarbonate of soda. Again whip this up until it turns into a thicker consistency.

Step 4-

Add small amounts of plain flour. (I started with a teaspoon) until the foam is thick enough to stay on the spoon.

Step 5-

You can either add the food colouring now and mix it in, or place the foam onto trays, with drops of food colouring and allow the children to mix it in themselves.

You can also add glitter or beads to make it more fun.

My class adored playing with this and played with it for a good 40 minutes. It seemed to also last longer than actual shaving foam and didn’t disintegrate as quickly.

Thank you for reading!

Stay lovely!xx

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