Thursday, February 13, 2014

Marbled Valentines Out of Shaving Cream and Food Dye.






Valentine's Day is tomorrow! How did that happen?

If you are stuck inside and looking for something to do, this is a very easy and incredibly fun activity.

You probably have all the ingredients necessary.


"Marbled Valentines out of Shaving Cream and Food Dye."

Shaving Cream.

Food Dye.

Paper.

Tooth-picks or a butter knife.

Cardboard.

Paper plate or pie plate.




Be prepared for a big mess! 

Directions
  1. Cut some Hearts out of paper (make sure they fit in the envelopes you are planning on using...giant envelopes cost more to send, which I forgot about last year).
  2. Lay out either newspaper or an old table cloth or better yet do it in the tub.
  3. Fill plate with shaving cream (about an inch thick).
  4. Squeeze a few drops of food dye into the shaving cream (fun for little ones to do).
  5. Swirl around with tooth picks or a butter knife (my 3-year-old particularly liked this part).
  6. Squish Heart onto shaving cream.
  7. Scrape off with a piece of cardboard (I ended up doing this part, you may go through several pieces of cardboard depending how thick your pieces are).
  8. Let the Heart dry (it only takes a few minutes).






It's like Magic, how the marbled effect appears! 

Yup, I enjoyed the process as much as my 3-year-old.

I would say this activity would work from age 18 months and up (as long as they are no longer putting things in their mouth). 

What a terrific Sensory Activity

Very small ones will love to just squish and squish their hands, particularly if they have never played with shaving cream before.

Nye-Nye loved to pretend she was making peanut butter sandwiches with the butter knife. 

I have a feeling this will be a MUCH requested activity over the next few months!







I found the idea for this project right here.

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