The other day we made a simple candy cane paint using shaving cream, food coloring, and peppermint extract. It smells amazing, and there are so many fun ways to use it! This marbled candy cane art has been one of our favorite ways so far.
Marbled Candy Cane Art Materials
- Candy cane shape cut outs (we made ours from card stock- a thicker paper is preferable)
- A shallow container of candy cane paint wide enough to dip the paper candy canes in
- A scraper ( I used a small empty box top)
Once the paint is all mixed have your little ones dip the candy canes into the paint and gently press down
We flipped ours over to cover both sides.
Once covered in the candy cane swirls, place each candy cane to the side and give it a minute for the red coloring to swirl into the paper. Then carefully scrap the candy cane paint from the canes to reveal a beautiful swirled effect
Once the candy canes were dry I strung them into a beautiful garland and hung them in our home. Not only is our Candy Cane Christmas Garland beautiful, but it smells amazing too!
This candy cane shaving cream is also great for sensory play & exploration. Once we were done making our garland Rosie had a blast playing in the left over shaving cream!
Update- it has been a year since we first shared this activity, and it was SO FUN we had to do it again! This play recipe requires only three ingredients, and there are so many ways to play! Use this paint at bath time, to make marbled candy canes, and for simple and fun sensory play!
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