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."
Tooth-picks or a butter knife.
Paper plate or pie plate.
Be prepared for a big mess!
- 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).
- Lay out either newspaper or an old table cloth or better yet do it in the tub.
- Fill plate with shaving cream (about an inch thick).
- Squeeze a few drops of food dye into the shaving cream (fun for little ones to do).
- Swirl around with tooth picks or a butter knife (my 3-year-old particularly liked this part).
- Squish Heart onto shaving cream.
- 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).
- 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!