Sometimes I'm a fun mom.
Or at least I've been trying really hard to be.
I've been trying to find more fun, hands-on activities to do with Elijah at home since my usual go-to's are reading, legos, watercoloring, and Netflixing Daniel Tiger.
Cause I'm really lame.
But I'm trying to be better.
One of the things I decided to try was making some "orange foam" as part of our 13 Days of Halloween.
[But really you can do any color, any time.]
Elijah had a lot of fun [after he realized it was okay to get messy ;)] and it was a fun way to learn about colors and how to introduce color mixing.
I sprayed a bunch of shaving cream on a cookie sheet and then added some red & yellow food coloring. Elijah had to mix it up to see how the colors made orange.
Then of course we played in it and tried to make foam pumpkins and snowmen.
It was a fun, messy, cologne-smelling sensory activity that I definitely want to try again with different colors.
And with a different kind of shaving cream cause... really we smelled like old men afterwards.