How to make Foam Dough

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How to make Foam Dough

Do you have Shaving Foam and Cornflour in your cupboard….Then lets make some Foam Dough together.


Foam Dough

My eldest has always hated touching shaving foam so when I suggested we make this his initial reaction was no way! But with the promise of not having to touch it with his hands he got on board and we set about making something new and messy.

Here’s how we did it…

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You need only three ingredients

  • Shaving Foam
  • Cornflour
  • Food Colouring

In a large bowl we added around 2 cups of shaving foam and a squeeze of gel food colouring for the boys to start stirring in.

foam dough  Foam Dough

We then added around 2 cups of cornflour and mixed this together until the mixture started to to form into a dough. I found that once it started to come together I found it easier to use my hands to form it all together into a ball of dough.

Once made it was time to play.

This activity was great fun, not only could the boys do the mixing and have fun with the making part, the options, like with play dough are pretty endless. We used some animals but any toys, cutters or rollers could be used.

There are many benefits to Foam Dough including;

  • Fine motor skill development & strengthening of hand muscles.
  • Encourages creativity & imagination.
  • Assists with the growth of hand eye coordination.
  • Promotes play.

There are LOADS more Messy play and craft ideas over at our blog.

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