The other day, my husband had to have surgery to remove his infected appendix. The kids wanted to make him something to decorate the room and cheer him up. Of course, we couldn’t do a simple project like card-making. We had to really do it up! We had recently done some polar bear painting so the shaving cream paint idea was fresh in their minds and high on the list. We decided to shaving cream paint some hearts and make a get well garland. Want to follow along?
We started with some shaving cream, glue, liquid water colors (food coloring would work too) and some pre-cut paper hearts.
Place some shaving cream on a plate and mix with an equal amount of liquid glue and a pinch of color (water color or food coloring)
I let the kids use those little brown Pampered Chef scrapers to rub the shaving cream paint on the hearts. It was supposed to make a marble design, but it didn’t exactly work. You could also use paint brushes or your fingers, depending on how messy you want things to get!
You can see a little bit of marble effect.
Once all the hearts were completed, we set them on a table to dry. If you were doing this in kidmin, each child could be responsible for 1 or 2 hearts.
Once the hearts were semi-dry, I glued them onto construction paper and ROUGHLY cut around the outlines in order to make the hearts a bit sturdier.
I hole punched the upper “corners” (is there really a corner on a heart?) and tied a bit of yarn between each one. Then we hung with pride!
As you can see, Mike actually made it home before we completed the Get-Well Garland, so we had to hang it in the house instead, but I think it still accomplished it’s purpose.
As for Children’s Ministry, this would be a great get-well project for a volunteer or Sunday School teacher as well as a fun project for Valentine’s Day.
This would be a great idea for Pastor Appreciation too!