You’ve got to try shaving cream marble hearts for Valentine’s Day – this is just so cool!
Talk about a super cool art project. If you are looking for a real WOW factor activity (both while you make it and the final product): shaving cream marbled hearts is just about the coolest thing ever.
You’ve seriously got to try this.
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This gets a solid ZOMG on my awesome scale
I’m not trying to play favorites here, but if there was one amazing art skill that I’ve learned over the past few years, marbled shaving cream is it.
This makes the best pattern… but getting to that awesome pattern is a fun activity in and of itself.
There’s a pretty unexpected twist getting to the final product here and I’m super excited to show you how I do this.
RELATED: There are so many great tutorials for this style on the Internet!
Shaving Cream Marbled Hearts is seriously special – here’s the how-to
I won’t beat around the bush here: let’s get right to the step by step on how to make this art project.
First up, the supplies:
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- Shaving cream
- Washable tempera paint
- Wooden skewers
- Cookie sheet
- Old credit card
- White construction paper
Step 1: Put a layer of shaving cream into a dish
Get a good layer of shaving cream into a dish (this is my 7×10 pan). This is definitely an adult part of the activity – those shaving cream containers are hard to use!
Step 2: Squirt in a bunch of paint
There are lots of ways to do this activity: liquid watercolor, food coloring, but I went with washable tempera paint because it’s what so many of us have around.
I let my 4 year old squirt a bunch of paint and colors on top of the shaving cream. What a great grip strength workout!
They’ll want a good amount of colors to use.
Step 3: Stir gently with a wooden skewer
Let your kiddo GENTLY swipe through the shaving cream, back and forth, making a beautiful design.
It’s not about stirring, just gliding the stick through the paint and shaving cream.
Step 4: Press the paper on top
We didn’t have fancy water color paper and our white paper worked great.
Push it down on top and make sure it gets a good even coating. Pull up to reveal an absolute mess of shaving cream and paint.
Step 5: Scrape off the extra
Lay the shaving cream covered paper onto the cookie sheet and grab an old credit card. Hold the paper in place and carefully scrape the extra shaving cream off the paper revealing the most amazing marble print.
It is a WOW moment for sure.
I can’t even begin to tell you how cool it it and no picture will ever live up to the moment.
Once it’s dry, cut them into hearts
It doesn’t take long for this to dry – and once they are, cut them into hearts.
Let your kids decorate or add notes to the back. These make the CUTEST Valentine’s day card for friends and family.
Friends, this activity was so cool and so much fun.
I highly recommend this – 10/10, solid Yelp review, two thumbs up.
But wait!! Want a pro-tip from my friend?
My friend Kristian from Friends Art Lab taught me that you should SAVE the extra paint + shaving cream to use in a potion sensory bin after this activity.
She’s a genius. A two-for-one activity.
Look how cute this extra shaving cream set up it!