Toddler Valentine Art

 

We love to add sensory exploration to our activities, and that’s exactly why decided to try marbled painting with our toddler valentine art. Some toddlers love to get their hands involved in the process, while others are a bit more hesitant. Even if they decide not to touch this marbled paint, we have an alternative method that they will love. Plus, this is super easy to assemble and only requires 2 ingredients!

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What you will need:


Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Marbled Valentines Hearts for Young Children

Setting it up:

Squirt shaving cream and tempera paint onto tray. I cut our paper into heart shapes, but that’s optional.

 
Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Marbled Valentines Hearts for Young Children

The process:

Invite your children to mix the shaving cream and paint with their hands. If your child is hesitant to get his hands in there, offer a paint brush. Another option is to put a sheet of plastic wrap over the top and let him press down on that, so that the hands do not get messy.

 
Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Marbled Valentines Hearts for Young Children
After he’s mixed the paint and shaving cream a bit, have him press the paper on top. (If using plastic wrap, remove it first.)
 
Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Marbled Valentines Hearts for Young Children
Pat the paper. It will feel like a pillow!
Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Marbled Valentines Hearts for Young Children
 
Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Marbled Valentines Hearts for Young Children
Another option is to shake some glitter into the mixture.
 
Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Marbled Valentines Hearts for Young Children
Pull the paper away from the tray.
Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Marbled Valentines Hearts for Young Children
Each heart will look different. I will warn you it can be addictive. The children often want to do several!
 
Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Marbled Valentines Hearts for Young Children
Let the hearts dry completely. That’s it! Simple, right?
 
Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Marbled Valentines Hearts for Young Children
Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds: Marbled Valentines Hearts for Young Children
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More for you to try:

Preschool Painting on Foil        Spin Art Valentines        Winter Snowflake Art

 

 

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Comments

  1. Susen Kuchta says:

    We just did some hearts over here at Dabbling Momma using shaving cream too and it was fun! My 3.5 year old seems unsure of the ‘feel’ of the cream but she was a trooper and completed the craft. I for one really enjoy crafting with shaving cream and a bonus is the pretty smell that lingers on the paper afterwards!! http://dabblingmomma.blogspot.com/2014/02/shaving-foam-hearts.html