Shaving foam marbled hearts are super fun to make for Valentine’s Day. There is nothing difficult about this project.
The hardest part is cleaning the mess afterwards.
Remember, messy = fun!
How to make shaving foam marbled hearts
First, watch our fast tutorial video below.
Perfect for those (like me) that are visual learners!
Acrylic Paint (various colors)
White Cardstock to cut and trace heart shapes or pre-cut white hearts (found some at Hobby Lobby)
Toothpick or skewer
scraper or old gift card/credit card
Get your apron on or wear your “craft clothes”. Acrylic paint is harder to come off if you do get it on your clothes.
Spray shaving cream on bottom of pain and spread evenly to cover. Have the kids help spread the foam. It’s great for their fine motor skills.
Pour various drops of acrylic paint on shaving cream. Repeat with each color. I used four different colors (yellow, pink, purple and red to match the Valentine’s Day theme). This is another step preschoolers and young children can help with.
Next, using a toothpick or skewer spread it through the shaving cream drawing lines both sideways and up and down. This will give the shaving cream the marbled look. Freestyle it and see what you can come up with.
Then, place the heart shape with the white side facing the shaving cream. Hold it on the shaving cream pressing down.
Peel the heart back to reveal the artwork. Place heart on another pan with newspaper or wax paper beneath it.
Tip: The more hearts you make, the more the white foam will come through making the marbled look pop even more.
Let hearts dry for a few minutes. Using a scraper or used gift card, scrap the excess shaving cream off onto the newspaper. Be careful not to take it all off or it will mix together and not make the marbled look. (I made that mistake the first time)
Allow time for the hearts to dry. Once dry, feast your eyes on your complete marbled artwork!
Aren’t they beautiful and unique? Almost as beautiful as my daughter! (Brag alert!)
Hang the hearts on string using clothespins or frame them as wall art. Let your creativity soar!
For more craft instructions, watch the video above to see the process in action.