shaving cream art is always a nice way to end the party. Put it on your tables (non-wood) and let the kids create! Unfortunately they cannot take their shaving cream art home but it cleans the mess off your tables and smells great!
we've done shaving cream art with food coloring in disposable aluminum trays. Spread shaving cream, drop food coloring on top, let the kids swirl the colors with straws or craft sticks, and then you can save their art by dropping a piece of watercolor paper on it. the paper absorbs the colors and makes a very colorful work of art.
A couple responses from Facebook...
Susan Flores says "theme party"
Tara Monrose says "We just did one ourselves, had each kid paint a canvas (actually it was foam board I cut into 10x10 pieces). Sidewalk chalk was fun too."
Here is a party winner.
Collect jars of all sizes. If you can get baby food jars you are golden.
You will need lots of cheap salt, plastic throwaway bowls, plastic spoons and large sidewalk chalk.
You put half a bowl of salt in front of each child and give them each a different color chalk if you can.
They will color the salt until it becomes bright and colorful. After you have the colored salt ready hand out a jar and spoon to each child.
Have them spoon the salt into their jars. The only rule is... NO SHAKING the jar. When they are done, wait a day if you can and add salt to the top as there will be some settling.
If you are ambitious.. they can decorate their tops too.
The shaving cream art can be saved. Just all some food coloring to the shaving cream, and have them use it like finger paint. finger paint is the best. but can be very messy.
Markers and colored pencil art may be something different for 5 years old to use. have fun.