For the cost of a can of shaving cream ($1.99 in our case), we have several nights of entertainment for Charlie. This is actually a really soothing activity and fun even for adults.
What you’ll need:
- shaving cream
- baking pan or some kind of washable tray
- bowl of warm water for rinsing hands
- towels to put under the tray and bowl of water
- the knowledge that you’ll probably want to put your child in a bath afterward
Charlie draws pictures of faces and practices writing his name (he’s not very good at it yet, but he can do the C and sometimes even the H).
And when Charlie is done with one masterpiece, he just rubs it away, rinses his hands, and starts afresh.