Of all the magical process-art techniques, there are none that I love more than the shaving cream/food dye method. I’ve seen adults gasp at the results of this combo, and I’m most def one of them.
I made these simple heart cards for the 2020 issue of Parents magazine, and once the issue arrived, my 7-year-old daughter was all over it! It’s not uncommon for work and life to collide around here! If you want to make these, here’s what you’ll need to do:
Spread shaving cream (the creamy kind, not a foaming gel) to make an even layer in a tray large enough to hold your paper. Have your child dribble 6 to 8 drops of food coloring into the shaving cream, and use a toothpick to gently swirl the colors through the cream. When the colors are spread out, have your kid press a piece of thick, white paper onto the colored foam. Scrape the shaving cream off the page with a ruler. Repeat with more pages. Once dry, cut 3 1/2 x 5-in. heart shapes from the sheets. Cut 8×6-in. pieces of colored paper and fold each in half to make a card. Glue cutout hearts to folded cards. Write, “My heart’s in a swirl!” inside.