This is 2 ingredient, super fun, colorful sensory playdough with shaving cream! What do you get when you whip up a batch of cornstarch and shaving cream? You get foam dough, a totally awesome texture for little hands and big hands to squeeze and squish.  We love homemade playdough!

RAINBOW FOAM DOUGH RECIPE FOR KIDS

PLAY FOAM FOR KIDS

Did you know that homemade sensory play materials like this 2 ingredient rainbow foam dough are amazing for helping young kids develop an awareness of their senses? YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Fairy Dough Recipe  No need to buy play foam, when you can easily make your own at home with a few inexpensive ingredients.  Read on to find out how to make playdough with shaving foam that kids will love!

FOAM DOUGH RECIPE

This is a fun super soft foam playdough recipe. Check out our no-cook playdough recipe or our popular cooked playdough recipe for easy alternatives.

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YOU WILL NEED:

The ratio for this recipe is 2 parts shaving cream to one part cornstarch. We used one cup and two cups, but you can adjust the recipe as desired.
  • 2 cup of shaving foam
  • 1 cups of cornstarch
  • Mixing bowl and spoon
  • Food coloring
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Playdough accessories

HOW TO MAKE FOAM DOUGH

STEP 1:   Start by adding shaving cream to a bowl. STEP 2:  If you want to add a few drops of food coloring, now’s the time! We made several batches of this fun foam dough for the colors of the rainbow.
STEP 3: Now add the cornstarch to thicken your foam play dough and give it that awesome texture.
STEP 4:  Time to get the hands in the bowl and knead your foam playdough. Mixing Tip: The beauty of this 2 ingredient playdough recipe is that the measurements are loose. If the mixture isn’t firm enough, add a pinch of cornstarch. But if the mixture is too dry, add a glob of shaving cream. Find your favorite consistency! Make it an experiment! YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Powdered Sugar Playdough

HOW TO STORE FOAM DOUGH

This cornstarch playdough has a unique texture and is a bit different than our traditional playdough recipes. Because it does not have preservatives in it, it will not last long. Generally, you would store homemade playdough in an airtight container in the fridge. Similarly, you can still store this playdough with shaving foam in an airtight container or zip-top bag. It won’t be as much fun to play with again and again. Instead you may just want to whip up a fresh batch to play with!

MORE FUN RECIPES TO TRY

MAKE THIS SOFT FOAM PLAYDOUGH RECIPE TODAY!

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2 Comments

  1. In the description you said 1 part shaving cream and 2 parts cornstarch but the recipe says 2 cups shaving cream and 1 cup cornstarch. Which is correct?

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