Art Project #72- Marble Swirled Hearts

I thought last week's geometric hears for Valentine's Day was going to be our only heart themed art project but at the last minute we decided to add in just one more.

As part of our 100 Days of Art Challenge I keep trying to come up with fun and new ways of doing art but I realized yesterday that we have some favorite techniques we haven't done in quite some time.

I cut a bunch of coffee filters into heart shapes and we pulled out some trays, liquid watercolors, and shaving cream.

I filled each boys tray up with some shaving cream and let them sprinkle dots of paint over it.

Using a small wooden skewer they swirled the paint into the shaving cream making sure to leave interesting patters in it's wake.

They gently pressed the hearts onto the shaving cream swirls and lifted it back up.

We set the hearts aside to dry and give the shaving cream a bit of time to dissipate.  

Once most of the paper heart was visible (by the end of the day), we used paper towel to wipe the remaining shaving cream off and expose the pattern that they had lifted off.  Then we taped them to our window.

Our other art projects:
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 16: Painting pet rocks 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 18: Water bottle windsock
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles 
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 36: Art Museum field trip. 
Project 39: Painting Pikachu 
Project 40: How to Draw Books
Project 42: Splatter Paint Canvas
Project 46: Tissue Paper Leaf Art


  1. Oh this is a cool art project! It would be perfect for my little four year olds I teach in preschool. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    {BIG hugs}
    ~ Ashley

    1. You're welcome! Glad I could inspire you. :) Thanks for stopping by.

  2. We LOVE shaving cream! And I love your your list is getting longer and longer!

    1. Me too! I have the next few posts in this series written to and the closer we get to 100 the MORE motivated I am! :)

  3. Joanne, this looks like an interesting art project. I love the colorful swirls on the paper hearts! Thanks for linking up today!

  4. Neat project! I love how they turned out. :-)

    1. Thanks. We just loved them so I figure we'll keep them up for a few weeks to add a bit of cheer to our windows.

  5. What fun and how pretty!!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party.

  6. My girls would love this! They love to paint with shaving cream.

  7. These are so pretty. Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Party.

  8. This is the kind of projects my daughter loves, so I’m going to try it with her (she won’t mind Valentine’s Day was yesterday). Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

    1. You can make them any shape and color you like for any occasion or holiday! I love projects like that.


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