This is my 2-3 year old class. I just brought out our table and put the shaving cream on it. This was our first real messy, sensory thing so some of the kids didn’t quite know what to do about it being on their hands. As a PS, one year I didn’t have shaving cream so I made whip cream. Oh the heaviness of it! It took forever to clean and made us all slimy. I learned my lesson for sure.
For my older group we brought out individual pans and the kids got to choose colors and they mixed them with plastic spoons. I put a piece of paper on top and then let them play till they were done. They turned out really cool. The shaving cream eventually dissolved off. This was a good lesson in mixing colors as well.