Over the past couple of weeks, I have been posting about dollar shop Valentine's projects. This year, the dollar shops are filled with heart-shaped cake pans. I am a little suspicious about the quality of these pans for actual baking, but there are so many other uses for cake pans.
I have posted about cake pan marble painting before. My sister often uses this technique for children aged 3-5 in the classroom setting. It is a great alternative to paint brushes and children who don't normally like painting may enjoy this technique.
- Cut a piece of paper into the shape of the baking form (if your pan came with a wrapper, use that).
- Place the paper in the bottom of the cake form.
- Squirt paint, various colours.
- Now the child can roll the marble around in the pan by moving the pan from side to side. Kids love this part.
- When you feel that you have "rolled enough", put aside to dry.
- Embellish your project, if you wish.
Stand back in awe.
One of my favourite blogs for kids crafts is Red Ted Art's Blog - always great accessible ideas. Today, they are posting about a lovely Valentine's handprint. Have fun!