Pinbusters – Glue and Shaving Cream (Kids’ Edition!)

Have you ever wondered if the stuff people post on Pinterest is true? Well I have, and I test them all so that you don’t have to, ’cause ain’t nobody got time for that.  Click here to check out all of the pins I haven taken on. You might be surprised by some of the results!

This one looked like fun, so I wanted to give it a shot. The idea is that you mix shaving cream and glue to create fluffy “paint.” You can see the original pin here.

The simplicity was astounding.  Here are the items needed:

Shaving Cream and Glue

In reality, you should use colorful construction paper. People with kids probably have this stuff laying around, but we didn’t, so I improvised with a colored file folder. Hey, it worked.

First I mixed the dollar store shaving cream with a healthy dose of Elmer’s glue. I did my best to create an even half and half mixture.  Then I stirred it with a butter knife.

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I channeled my inner Monet as I created my epic masterpiece:

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I took a photo from the side so you can see the height of the fluff, using the glue bottle as a measuring stick. It is impressive!


When I woke up the next morning, the fluff had deflated only minimally, and it had the consistency of a marshmallow. Pretty cool!  However, by 24 hours later I had this:


Adios fluff. You were fun while you lasted. So, the pin is not busted, it definitely works, but has a fairly short life span. Marvel at your fluff while it is standing tall! And then throw it away during nap time.

“Mom, where is my fluffy art work?”

“What fluffy art work? You must have dreamt it, honey.”

I am going to be a great mom someday.

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