What you will need:
Paper (I cut ours into heart shapes)
Containers for colored liquid
Shallow pan (a cookie sheet with sides works well)
Aprons (or something to cover clothing so they don’t get oil and food coloring stains)
Setting it up:
If you’d like to add some math to this activity, have your children help you measure the ingredients. Put about 1/2 tablespoon oil into a container and then add 1 teaspoon of your choice of food coloring. If you will be using multiple colors, repeat this step using different containers for each color. Stir the mixture well. Fill the pan with enough water to just cover the surface. You want it to be shallow so that the color will not sink.
Have them pull the paper out of the tray and lie flat to dry. Each and every heart will look a bit different!
We hung our hearts on a clothesline that was on our bulletin board. They’d also look nice stapled to a solid piece of paper that is slightly larger than the heart.
Love and friendship books that go well with this activity:
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