Thursday, June 18, 2009

Painting with Shaving Cream!

The deliciousness of "having to do nothing" is beginning to wear thin this summer. Or, I should say, beginning to wear thin for the Youngers. The Olders know the dangers of mentioning that they are bored or have nothing to do. It is entirely possible that Mom will remember that they have summer reading, encourage a review of fractions, or insist on the washing of the family cars.

So for the Youngers, it's a morning for "Painting with Shaving Cream"! This, of course, involves the filling of bowls with shaving cream,

the adding of food coloring,

the fascination of stirring,

and the delight of painting.

Let's see, what shall we paint? Let's paint the deck. The Man of the House says it needs painting . . . I'm sure this is not what he had in mind. Sure hope it rains before he comes home from work!!


Okay, that's an hour of play.

Game over! Did I mention it's time to work on summer reading?


  1. I have never thought of this before. What a great idea!

  2. What a cool idea! The boy and I will definitely be giving this try. So, the food coloring will not stain your deck?? What fun!

  3. I love that idea. I bet my girls would like that even though they might be too "old". I would like it and I am definitely too old.

    Like you, I have trained my children to never say "I'm bored". They have known from the time they were little that if I heard that, they would be cleaning baseboards and doing all the icky, close-to-the-floor chores. They were usually excellent at entertaining themselves!

  4. This is SUCH a cute idea!!! I just love it! I'm so glad I found your blog!