Marbleized Hearts {toddler craft}

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I posted this a couple years ago but wanted to share it again because it is my favorite Valentines craft to do with little-bitty artists!

I saw this cute craft idea on Pinterest and just had to try it!  We had so much fun (and made some major messes) creating these adorable paper hearts for Valentines and I am thrilled with the way they turned out!

These hearts are inspired by these I saw on "Broken Treasures."

You will need:

plate (I used disposable)

red paint (I definitely recommend washable)

shaving cream

knife for spreading and scraping

paper hearts (I cut mine out of card-stock paper)

a wet rag to wipe messy fingers

I started by covering a plate with shaving cream.  Then I squirted on dots of the red paint and we used the knife to swirl it around in the shaving cream.

Here's some more swirl action (with little hands helping).

Once it was nice and swirly, we pressed a paper heart into the paint/shaving cream.

Then we pulled off the heart and set it aside to dry for about 5 minutes.  This is what the hearts look like at this stage... and this is what my [baby] belly looks like at this stage (glad it's washable paint).

After drying for around 5 minutes, I scraped the paint/shaving cream off the hearts with the flat side of a knife.

Then we let them dry completely and, voila-- beautiful marbleized hearts!

Okay, I'm not going to lie to you... voila--- you also have a big mess!  I recommend using a drop cloth, aprons or paint shirts (I was good about putting them on the kids but obviously forgot to put one on me) and having another adult to help if you are doing this with multiple kids!  Since we used washable paint we were able to clean it all up easily and making the mess was half the fun!

Here are some more heart projects we enjoyed making:

 

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Comments

  1. Very sweet!! What a great activity. I know my four year old would enjoy this. Would be delighted if you’d link up to my brand new party:
    http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/01/mop-it-up-mondays-party-1.html
    {HUGS},
    kristi

  2. That is cute! Definitely going to do that with the boys!

  3. Those look cool and like so much fun to make. And you are right making a mess is at least half the fun of most crafts.

  4. So cute and it turned out so great!

  5. I found you on Tip Junkie. Would you please share this with my readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays Valentine’s Linky Party? I think it would be a great fit. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays.html

  6. Stopping by from French Country Cottage — this looks like fun! And with such pretty results!

  7. We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party next Friday and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/

  8. What fun! I would love it if you would share at our sharing party at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/02/sharing-saturday-5.html. Thank you!

  9. Wow, those hearts look gorgeous! Shaving cream is a great way to do marbling with younger children. Messy but worth it!

  10. Lowri McNabb says:

    This looks like a really fun project to do with the kids
    Thanks for sharing the how-to.
    Lowri
    http://papervinenz.blogspot.com

  11. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! We hope you will share with us again this week!

  12. Great idea! I would never have thought to combine paint and shaving cream! Pinning this craft for my preschool class to try. Visiting from Weekend Wrap UP. :)

  13. Fun, messy, and adorable! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  14. These turned out very pretty!

  15. Making a big ol’ mess is most of the fun! Thank you for linking this up to A Crafty Soiree. I’ve featured your project in this week’s newest.

  16. Love it! I think I’ll try this with my little guy sometime.

  17. We tried these this weekend and I shared them on my blog today at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/02/happy-valentines-day.html. Thank you!!

  18. You can also ad glue to the shaving cream and mix it up and leave it on the heart, it will dry puffy, its really neat.

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