Taste Safe (No Shaving Cream) Sensory Rainbow

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Shaving cream is used in a lot of kids sensory play unfortunately my kids like to taste everything still and besides that, it is expensive here in Ecuador.

My solution? Cream! (or whipped cream as I think they call it)

I give you a taste safe sensory Rainbow!

sensory and rainbow fun setup

I saw the most beautiful rainbow the other day on pinterest (where else? hehe) and decided to make one ourselves. My 4 year old seems to be very interesting in rainbows so this one was a hit!

I mixed 2 sachets of whipped cream up and scooped a tablespoon cream for each color into a dip / snack tray then added just a tooth pick coated in wiltons gel coloring and mixed so we had colors of the rainbow. I also added 2 trays of white cream for free mixing and experimenting.Taste Safe rainbow

It seemed logical to give the kids spoons for this job and we had a rainbow in no time at all (with a little help from me!)

My 19 month also enjoyed this sensory activity and doodled a bit on some paper with the spoon then her fingers.painting with color cream

The cream as expected got tasted by said toddler, a few times. My 4 year old saw this and decided that licking the spoon was a great idea and so he also tasted it.scooping with a spoon

Mixing is great fun and he very much enjoyed smudging the rainbow.Taste Safe No Shaving Cream Messy Color Play

My toddler just dived in there with her hands, squishing and feeling the texture and watching the cream ooze out in between her fingers.squeeshing fun rainbow

I am very pleased how this little activity turned out! 😀

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  1. Brilliant. I’m thinking maybe cooked runny cornstarch might also do the trick (and is even cheaper). Although it won’t be nearly as tasty 😉

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