These marbled hearts are such a fun process art project for kids! Using shaving cream, paint and paper doilies, these are simple for all ages.
These marbled Valentine hearts are such a fun art project for kids! They can be used for a number of different things such as gifting or decor, or can just be done as a fun boredom buster process art and sensory project for kids. Perfect for Valentines theme, or to spread cheer any time of the year.
Marbling is a great sensory technique for 1 year olds. This activity for 1 year olds and toddlers is perfect as a Valentine’s Day project, or for any time of the year. (Plus, older kids love this one too!)
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Marbled Hearts Process Art for Kids
We have been making these Valentine hearts for years, and it’s become one of my favorite February traditions.
Each year, as my kids grow, they choose to use them differently.
We have attached them to wrapping paper, strung them up as a decorative garland, and written notes on them to family and friends.
To Make Your Valentine Hearts
What you need:
- paper doilies (can be found at dollar stores in Jan/Feb usually!)
- foamy white shaving cream
- pink or red (or both!) washable paint
See the Video of How to Make the Marbled Heart Process Art Below:
What to do:
In a cookie sheet or baking dish, squirt the shaving cream to cover the surface. Drizzle the paint over the shaving cream (see photo below).
Run a toothpick or straw through the paint, all over the surface of the shaving cream, to get a marbled look on the top.
Place the paper doilie on the marbled shaving cream and press down lightly. This is a really fun sensory experience for kids! *Add some essential oils to the shaving cream to kick the sensory experience up a notch.
Lift the doily from the shaving cream and place on a paper towel to dry.
Once dry, brush some of the dried shaving cream off of the surface of the doilies. Left behind will be a beautiful marbled Valentine heart!
Enjoy making these Valentine hearts with your kids! I’d love to see how you choose to use them! Tell me below <3
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