Love is in the air and to celebrate I asked one of my favorite creative makers to come up with a special Valentine’s Day sensory activity for us all to try out. I met Olivia on instagram (my happy place) and immediately fell in love with her work. Man oh man, did she deliver with these super sensory splatter paint shaving cream hearts. These are amazing and I know my kids will love this. Here’s the how to and thank you Olivia!
Hi! I’m Olivia, the Crafty Nanny from A Crafty LIVing! I am so honored to be guest posting on Meri’s blog today! I’ve come (all the way from Sydney, Australia!) to share a Valentines Day craft we’ve been working on recently!
Today, we combined paint and shaving cream – maximizing the mess & thrill factor! (& we’re pretty pleased with the results!) This craft is a definite must-try!
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Washable Kids Paint
Cardstock Heart Cutouts
Step 1. Cut out a few hearts from thick card stock! You can make your own heart template by folding a piece of paper in half, drawing half a heart and then cutting it out! Open it up and you have a heart that’s equal on both sides. Then all you have to do is trace onto thick card stock, and cut them out.
Step 2. You’ll need to prepare your area – things are about to get messy! Lay a plastic tablecloth (or shower curtain) on the ground. Outside is best (duh!) as you’re likely to shoot splats of paint and shaving cream meters away in all directions!
Step 3. In no particular order, we added squirts of paint & shaving cream to the hearts. Then a bit more paint, & a bit more shaving cream until we had a small Mount Everest covering the hearts! The more, the messier better!
Step 4. Now to Mr5’s favourite part! Take your mallet and smack it into the hearts! Smack onto them as much as you like! Once you’re done, place them into the sun and allow them to dry. This can take a good few hours, and you may need to tap off some of the flaky bits of dried shaving cream.
Before cleaning up, Mr5 just had to get his feet in! He promised me he wouldn’t “get his butt dirty”, but that was short lived! Soon after, he slipped over & burst into a fit of laughter! Clean up is a breeze! Just hose off the plastic tablecloth and hang it to dry & reuse (or just fold it up and bin it!). Hose away any splatters and the paint-covered kid too!
We added some short & sweet love notes to our splatter paint shaving cream hearts, turning them into ‘Conversation Hearts’! They would make a lovely banner or the perfect addition to the front of a simple Valentines Day card!