Beautiful Shaving Cream Hearts for Valentine's Day

Here's a Valentines art project kids of all ages will LOVE! My eleven-year-old is CrAzY about shaving cream art, as well as my two-year-old in the photos. Hey, I even think it is totally cool!

First, cut out a heart from cardstock. You can also use poster board or construction paper.

Spread shaving cream about an inch thick all over a pan or tray. Next, squirt some  red acrylic paint, poster paint, or food coloring onto the shaving cream.

Use a spoon, popsicle stick, or toothpick to swirl (but not too much) to create a marbled effect. Gently press a paper heart into the shaving cream, and let it sit for 10 seconds.

Remove the hearts and sit them onto paper towels for about five minutes to let the paint soak into the paper. This photo makes the heart look like ketchup and mayo mixed together, nothing to brag about. But just be patient. :)

Using a squeegee, carefully scrape the shaving cream off of the paper heart. Look at the awesome marbled effect it left behind!

 Notice how each heart looks completely different. That is my favorite part.

If you have read my blog for awhile, you already know that my kids are shaving cream fanatics ever since we made these shaving cream eggs for Easter.

We made shaving cream earths for Earth Day.

We made shaving cream stars for the Fourth of July.

We made shaving cream leaves for fall.

I must forewarn you that shaving cream art is very messy but so worth it. The end products still amaze my kids every time. 

 Hoping your kids shaving cream art as much as mine!

For more FUN Valentine's Day ideas, click on the image below and then keep scrolling down for all my previous posts. Enjoy!


Traci said...

You are awfully brave to let them do this in good clothes! Ha! Traci

Mrs. McKown said...

I still need to do this with Paige! They look so pretty! Thanks for sparking my interest again!

Tamara L. Chilver said...

Paige will love it!

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CarolynTenn said...

I absolutely love the shaving cream art. We are going to do this with blue paint on white snowflakes next week!! (And then hearts, and then eggs, and then earth!!) :)