Ooey Gooey Science – Lisa Murphy's Color Mixing Madness with Shaving Cream

Who could turn down an opportunity to make a mess with shaving cream and learn about color mixing with the always fun Lisa Murphy? Not me! When I learned that Lisa and her husband, Tom, were planning a trip to Colorado, I asked if she would be a guest on Science Mondays at 9News. The real fun for me, however, was getting to spend down time with Lisa away from the hustle and bustle of a conference. I’m honored to get to consider her a colleague and friend. We laughed about the idea of getting to spend an entire weekend together with a few hundred of our favorite early childhood teachers for something that would probably be well beyond extreme. I don’t think we’d ever be invited back to that hotel. Just a thought…

Watch Lisa in action as she shares one of her signature color mixing demos with shaving cream!

5 thoughts on “Ooey Gooey Science – Lisa Murphy's Color Mixing Madness with Shaving Cream”

  1. I watched this episode and would love to do it with my grandson, however, I cannot find anywhere that tells me what she was using for “color”. Can someone enlighten me?

    1. At our school we use either food coloring or marker water. For marker water take dried up markers and put each color in a separate container. When you have a few markers, maybe 5-10, add a little water and the remaining ink in the markers gets sucked out. I actually like it better than food color as it doesn’t stain as much.

  2. Great experiment! I hope to try it out soon…but, can I use regular multipurpose copy paper for this? The paper Lisa used looked ‘shiny’, unless it was just reflecting the lights. Thanks!

  3. Lisa uses Liquid Watercolor, which you can buy through Discount School Supply. http://www.discountschoolsupply.com. I buy lots of it, and it is useful for SO many fun sensory and art activities. Oriental Trading Company also started to sell something similar, but I have not used it. Hope this helps!

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