'The Day it Rained Heart's' by Felicia Bond is a beautiful children's book about a little girl that collects hearts and creates personalised gifts from them. Today we are sharing an easy marbled heart craft inspired by the story. Marbling using shaving foam is such a fun art process and perfect for younger children.
For national reading month this month we decided to relook at the story and had lots of fun getting messy as we created our marbled hearts.
Scroll down to see a video of the story
You will need:
- 'The Day it Rained Hearts' book (UK link/ US link)
- Shaving foam
- Baking tray
- Liquid food colouring
- Card cut into heart shapes.
Marbling Heart Craft
To set up the activity cover a baking tray with shaving foam and pour liquid food colouring into little containers.
Use pipettes to add the food colouring to the shaving foam. We decided to use three colours, red, pink and purple, but it would be fun to experiment with a few different colours.
Mix the food colouring around the shaving foam using the pipettes.
Daisy (aged 2) went around in circles to mix the colouring into the shaving foam, Harry (aged 5) went across from one side of the baking tray to the other and then up and down. Both looked equally as effective.
Press a piece of card in the shape of a heart gently onto the foam.
Take the card out of the shaving foam and use a ruler to remove all of the shaving foam from the heart.
You can use the marbled hearts to make wall art or greeting cards.
I love this paper bag we made with a couple of the hearts too.