Crunchy Foam Sensory Dough

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What do you get when you mix shaving cream with corn starch?

You get a Crunch Foam Sensory Dough {a mold-able play-with-me-NOW dough} that has a unique soft yet crunchy texture.

Crunchy Foam Sensory Dough: A Unique Play With Me NOW Dough that will keep your kids entertained for hours

My kiddos absolutely loved this dough and had a blast experimenting with different consistencies. Not to mention this is one of the quickest and cheapest doughs you could ever make! I think I spent maybe $2-3 on this!!

Did I mention that this is really really messy?…

So maybe play with this outside…or in the tub? I am still cleaning this out of our dining room that has magically become the kids messy play room…cornstarch it likes to get on everything.

Items needed for crunchy foam sensory dough

Items Needed for Crunchy Foam Sensory Dough:

That’s it. Nothing extensive or complicated. Just two simple items that most of you probably already have at home!

How to Make Crunchy Foam Sensory Dough:

(Printable Recipe Below)

This is where the fun comes in. There really isn’t any to do. Just dump and play. Experiment with how much of each ingredient is needed to get different consistencies. Let your kids get their hands messy and mix it up for themselves!

Mixing up Crunchy Foam Sensory Dough

The cornstarch will get less messy as more shaving cream is added in, but be careful, too much shaving cream and you will get a foamy soup! For us one 16oz container of cornstarch and one regular sized can of shaving cream gave us the mold-able yet crunch-able texture of sensory dough we were looking for.

Moldable yet Crumbly Crunchy Foam Sensory Dough

We had way too much fun with how mold-able yet crumbly this dough was. We used a variety of play dough toys, cookie cutters, scoops and spoons…and even stamps!

Stamping Crunchy Foam Sensory Dough

Livia even brought out her Alphabet Stamps to work work on her sight words like we had done with our Stamp-n-Spell Activity {follow link for free sight word printable cards}.

As the shaving cream starts to dry the sensory dough turns back into a more sandy texture while not being as clingy and needy as it was in the cornstarch form. 

There is so much learning potential to be had with this dough. I think the next time that we give it a try I will be making up some science experiment sheets!

Crunchy Foam Sensory Dough

Crunchy Foam Sensory Dough Ball

Crunchy Foam Sensory Dough: A Unique Play With Me NOW Dough that will keep your kids entertained for hours


  • 16 oz Cornstarch
  • 1 Regular Sized Can of Shaving Cream


  1. Dump a 16-oz boxes of corn starch into a plastic container or on to a crafting tray
  2. Add an entire container of white foam shaving cream.
  3. Let the kids mix the corn starch as you add the shaving cream and be prepared with molds if desired.


It really is that easy.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Seriously TONS of fun and every kid needs to try this at least once!

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