Shaving foam and paint can be used by even the smallest artist to create beautiful marbled paper. Put that paper to good use in these gorgeous Valentines.
- Colored Card (approx 8" x 10")
- Foil Covered Chocolate Heart
- Large shallow container (at least 9" x 11")
- Paint (Liquid Watercolors or Acrylic) or Food Coloring
- Shaving Foam
- White paper (cut into squares about 6" x 8")
- Fill your shallow container with shaving foam
- Scatter blobs of paint (or food coloring) on the shaving foam
- Swirl the colors together gently (using a stick, your finger or the end of a spoon)
- Place a white paper square on top of the shaving foam, press down gently.
- Lift off carefully.
- Use a flat edge (e.g. a piece of card, a ruler etc) to scrape the excess shaving foam off of the paper.
- When your marbled paper is dry, cut a large heart from each sheet.
- Take your card and fold each one in half along its length.
- Glue a marbled heart to the front of the card.
- Using a small dot of glue attach the foil colored heart to the front of the card.
- Happy Valentines!
- You should get many pictures from one batch of marbling. But if the paint is fading, then simply add more color and swirl again.
- Sprinkle Glitter on your foam before placing the card for an added sparkle.
- If you do this activity with a toddler or preschooler then chances are that they will have most fun playing with the shaving foam after you are all done with making paper. It is a fantastic sensory experience - and washes off easily, with the added of bonus of leaving your child smelling amazing!
- For a variation on this project, the chocolate muffin-tree created valentines garlands: www.thechocolatemuffintree.com