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Frugal Kid’s Valentine Craft: Shaving Cream Painted Hearts

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on January 13, 2013 · 0 comments

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Here’s a fun activity to do with the kids that doubles as a great gift!  Thanks Momondealz’s!

Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Gift

Materials:
Shaving Cream
Food Coloring
Popsicle Sticks
Cardstock
Deep pan

Directions:
1. Fill the pan with shaving cream. Use the popsicle sticks to make it really fluffy.
2. Add food colors one at a time and swirl around to create different designs.
3. Cut out 2 Big Hearts and as many little hearts as you’d like using the card stock.
4. Have your child pick a recipient (parent, teacher, grandparent, friend, etc) and either tell you the things they love about them or write the words themselves.
5. Lay the hearts on top of the shaving cream, words facing down.
6. Lift the hearts and scrape off the excess shaving cream-put aside to dry.
7. Connect the 2 big hearts with glue or string creating an envelope for the little hearts to go inside.

Educational Activities:

Writing Skills: This is an excellent opportunity to practice writing skills and using complete sentences. Also, if you punch holes in the hearts and string them closed, that is a perfect activity for practicing fine motor skills.

Reading Skills: There are a TON of wonderful Valentine’s Day books that you can read with your child! Here are some of my favorites:

The Night Before Valentine’s Day

The Biggest Valentine Ever

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! (If You Give…)

This blog is very kid friendly! See more things for kids:
Activities . Crafts . Frugal Fun . Homeschooling . Preschool . Recipes

Need more Valentine’s crafts?  Check out the Tissue Paper Heart and Valentine Handprint Keepsake.

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