Marbled Heart Craft

'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. 

Easy kids marbled heart craft using shaving foam. A fun art and sensory heart activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Inspired by the story 'The day it Rained Hearts' and national reading month.
Take a look at all our heart crafts. You might like our footprint heart bowl, heart scribble mug, or our fingerprint heart keepsake.


We first read the story 'The day it Rained Hearts' in February for Valentines' day and we made some heart canvas art inspired by the story. The Day it rained Hearts' really is an adorable story.  One day it rains hearts and the little girl in the story uses the hearts to make heart gifts that are each as unique as the person she is giving them to. 

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
  • Pipettes
  • Ruler
  • 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. 

Easy kids marbled heart craft using shaving foam. A fun art and sensory heart activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Inspired by the story 'The day it Rained Hearts' and national reading month.

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. 

Easy kids marbled heart craft using shaving foam. A fun art and sensory heart activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Inspired by the story 'The day it Rained Hearts' and national reading month.

Mix the food colouring around the shaving foam using the pipettes. 

Easy kids marbled heart craft using shaving foam. A fun art and sensory heart activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Inspired by the story 'The day it Rained Hearts' and national reading month.

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. 

Easy kids marbled heart craft using shaving foam. A fun art and sensory heart activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Inspired by the story 'The day it Rained Hearts' and national reading month.

Press a piece of card in the shape of a heart gently onto the foam. 


Easy kids marbled heart craft using shaving foam. A fun art and sensory heart activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Inspired by the story 'The day it Rained Hearts' and national reading month.

Take the card out of the shaving foam and use a ruler to remove all of the shaving foam from the heart.  


Easy kids marbled heart craft using shaving foam. A fun art and sensory heart activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Inspired by the story 'The day it Rained Hearts' and national reading month.

You will be left with an amazing marbled effect.

Easy kids marbled heart craft using shaving foam. A fun art and sensory heart activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Inspired by the story 'The day it Rained Hearts' and national reading month.

You can use the marbled hearts to make  wall art or greeting cards.


Easy kids marbled heart craft using shaving foam. A fun art and sensory heart activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Inspired by the story 'The day it Rained Hearts' and national reading month.

I love this paper bag we made with a couple of the hearts too. 


Easy kids marbled heart craft using shaving foam. A fun art and sensory heart activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Inspired by the story 'The day it Rained Hearts' and national reading month.




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