Sensory Activity

Sensory Activity

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Shaving Cream – Cake Decorating

My kids love baking and everything baking related. I used this sensory activity so that they could practice their baking and cake decorating skills; however, I used shaving cream as icing and it worked out better than I imagined! I used this at home, but it would work well in a water table or sensory table in a classroom. As soon as my kids saw it, they couldn’t wait to start decorating!

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I covered the bottom side of a bowl in shaving cream and smoothed it out with a large popsicle stick. Then, I filled some cupcake liners with shaving cream.  I offered colourful wooden beads as sprinkles, some measuring cups and other baking tools.

sensory activity

For the icing, I mixed shaving cream and food colouring and then put it into large baggies with piping tips.  This worked out beautifully!  The colour was perfect and the shaving cream was really easy to decorate with.

sensory activity

The cupcakes were also really cute.  My kids loved trying out the different colours and designs.  They looked good enough to eat!

sensory activity

This sensory activity works well in the bath tub, but also in a classroom for kids to pretend to bake and create. It is such a simple idea, but it lead to hours of fun at our house.

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