Explore colours and have fun with this foamy arty activity that only takes a minute to set up and can be played with in a multitude of ways!
This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.
Who is this for?
This is a crafting activity for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities.
Why does this make a difference?
This is a creative activity that helps people use their senses to connect with their surroundings, exploring touch while supporting independent choice and self-expression.
How to do this activity
What you’ll need
- Shaving foam for sensitive skin
- Food colouring
- Jars or a cupcake tray
- A spoon
Put a few drops of food colouring in the bottom of each jar or section of the cupcake tray. Try mixing different colours together to make new ones. Then, top up with foam.
Carefully mix together with the spoon until the colours are fully blended with the foam.
Have fun! You can use a paintbrush to create pictures with the foam on paper, play with it outside, or even in the bath!
- You can make the colour foam in a large tub, by filling with foam then adding drops of the food colouring on top
- Try adding your coloured foam to a single large tub
- If you don’t have a cupcake tray, mix your coloured foam in small bowls