Do you ever see those cutesy kid activities that you usually find on Pinterest or on your friend's facebook page? And then you think, "That seems like a lot of work + a lot of mess, which = no thank you" ?? But then occasionally you see that one activity that looks fun for the kids, plus it looks like it wouldn't take the next two days to clean up? I found one of those.
Shaving cream + a glass door.
I put the boys in just pants and boots to minimize the potential of it getting on so much of their clothes. Then I stated the rules: 1) the shaving cream HAD to stay on the glass part of the door. 2) keep the shaving cream away from eyes.
Then I let them go at it. I took video while they immersed themselves in the smearing fun. Of course the shaving cream ended up on them too, but aside from that, it honestly stayed almost exclusively on the glass part of the door! It hardly took any time to clean up. We'll be doing this again. (I mean not like on a regular basis......but sometime. ;) )