We have had many days recently when indoor activities have been a must. The temps here are just way too cold to go outside. One of our recent "quickies" is a commonly seen activity on Pinterest. I've found that it is helpful to have some supplies on hand... always. One of these items is shaving cream. I never run out. We will go months without using it, but when it's needed, it's always a hit.
We needed an after school craft to change the mood. Zayit was getting a little crazy and getting ready to bounce off the walls. Shaving cream to the rescue! It took all of 2 minutes to set up, lasted about 15 minutes, another 2 minutes to clean up and all was good. The energy in the house quickly changed and it was the 'reset' we needed.
If you notice, there is an entire roll of paper towels very close to Zayit. This is key! Shaving cream painting is MESSY. This is the only time I can get him to wear an apron and we go through a ton of paper towels in a short period of time. Also, make sure you have thick paper - we use either watercolor paper or finger paint paper. The moisture of shaving cream soaks right through regular paper.