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Introducing your little one to different festivals and holidays at an early age itself is the way to, and if St Patrick’s Day is on your mind, we’ve got just the right craft activity to get you guys started on. This shaving cream rain can be the perfect Saint Patrick’s Day activity to try if you’re not looking to spend a lot of time.

Gather the supplies, get your little one close and get started!

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Supplies For the Shaving Cream Rain

One look at the supplies and you’ll be wondering why you didn’t do this earlier. Get them ready on your kitchen counter before you get started.

  • Clear glass cup or jar
  • Shaving cream
  • Food coloring (change this based on the color needed specific to your activity)
  • Cold water
  • Plastic spoon
Saint Patrick's Day activity

Directions For the Saint Patrick’s Day Activity

Start by filling the cup with cold water about ¾ full. You’ll want to leave space for the shaving cream.

Squirt a thin layer of shaving cream over the water. Fill in any holes. Be sure not to add too much – shaving cream does rise a bit and you don’t want it to be too thick.

If you put too much, you can easily scrape some off using a plastic spoon. Use the spoon to help even out the layer of shaving cream on the top.

Colored Water

Drop several drops of food coloring onto the shaving cream. Check the water to see if you can see the food coloring seeping through the shaving cream. If you do not see this, add more food coloring until it goes through.

Once you see the food coloring go through the shaving cream, sit back and watch to see what happens!

Add additional food coloring or colors if interested. 

You can also modify the colors or drop them in different combinations based on the holiday you’re focusing on. Or even better, this can turn out to be a great color mixing and identification activity!

Managed to get your little one interested with this activity? Keep up the pace, because I’ve got you a few more handpicked ones I promise you and your kiddo will love!

Traditions Surrounding St Patrick’s Day

There are several fun traditions and stories surrounding this holiday. Educate your toddler about the significance behind them, and why there are green decorations all around every year on March 17th.

You could also try a face painting activity or allow your kid to pick his choice of green clothing for the day. To take it up a notch, you can also try whipping up some St Patrick’s Day inspired recipes in your kitchen.

Fun Fact: The reason why you’re supposed to wear green on St Patrick’s Day is just to avoid getting pinched by the leprechauns. The tradition says that wearing green makes you invisible to a leprechaun.

Some people also wear green to invite good luck towards themselves.

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.

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