Marbled Valentine Heart with Shaving Cream
Materials Needed to Make Marbled Valentine Heart with Shaving Cream
- Shaving Cream
- Eye Dropper
- Food Coloring
- Muffin Tin or Small Bowls
- Straight Edge like a Dish Scraper
- Card Stock White Paper
- Paper Plate or Jelly Roll Pan
- Heart Printable
- Paintbrush or Chopstick
- Paper Towels
How to Make Marbled Valentine Heart with Shaving Cream
- Prepare the muffin tin with different colors that represent Valentine’s Day. Use water to thin it out and make the color the saturation of your liking.
- Print out your heart printable and cut it into the heart shape. Smaller kids may need help with this. You might want to prepare a bunch of these ahead of time if doing it with a large class of younger children.
- Squirt out your shaving cream onto a paper plate or jelly roll pan. Mine was was about an inch-ish thick. Spread shaving cream evenly across surface.
Next, take the watered down paint or food coloring and drip it randomly onto the shaving cream, using an eye dropper.
- Using the back end of a paintbrush or a chopstick, swirl the color. Do not over-swirl or the marbled pattern will become more jumbled. To create hearts within the heart pattern, pull the chopstick straight through one of the drops. We swirled in a circle trying to get hearts through a number of our drops in the top featured picture. That creates a really cool Valentine effect.
- Next, lay your paper on top of the shaving cream and press down lightly.
- Pull the paper away and lay it on a paper towel, shaving cream side up. Right now it looks like a blog of shaving cream. Don’t worry! The magic is about to happen.
- Using your scraper, scrape away the shaving cream in long swipes.
- Remove excess shaving cream with a paper towel.
- Allow to dry. This doesn’t take too long.
- Kids can then write Valentine messages on the front or back.
Here’s a video tutorial for your convenience:
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