STEAM on with this mix of science and art for Valentine’s Day. These simple homemade Tie Dye Valentines cards are the perfect way to bring a little holiday cheer and love to your family and friends. You’ll have homemade science Valentines to gift in no time at all!

SPRAY BOTTLE SHARPIE TYE DIE EXPERIMENT

These Sharpie Tie Dye Science Valentines Card are the perfect way to bring the fun into science experiments! Your child will love creating these cards! Explore these kid-friendly science activities and experiments today! #science #tiedye #valentinescards #scienceexperiments

VALENTINE’S DAY SCIENCE

Science activities for kids don’t have to be limited to certain times of the year. Celebrating the upcoming holidays can be a great way to introduce creative science experiments with your child as well! There are so many amazing Valentines science ideas that can create hours of indoor fun.

Here we will be exploring simple chemistry you can do at home or in the classroom that isn’t too crazy, but is still lots of fun for kids! You can check out more Valentines Day chemistry activities here

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TIE DYE VALENTINES

To create these Sharpie Tie Dye Valentines cards, you just need a few simple science supplies.

SUPPLIES:

  • White computer paper
  • Construction paper
  • Sharpies
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Newspaper

HOW TO MAKE TIE DYE VALENTINES

STEP 1. First, you want to crumble a sheet of computer paper into a ball.

STEP 2. Next, you want to lace the ball into the center of another piece of paper and carefully tie the ends together with a pipe cleaner.

STEP 3. Go ahead and color several colorful rows around the outside piece of paper, I chose to do three.

STEP 4. Now you want to spray the paper heavily with rubbing alcohol and set on a piece of newspaper. This might be best to take outside since it can get a bit smelly.

STEP 5. Take the pipe cleaner off, open the sheet of tie-dyed paper up, and lay it flat.

Make sure you let it air dry completely before you start cutting out hearts for your Valentine cards.

STEP 6. Cut out hearts, squares or rectangles and glue them to the front of construction paper cards.

tie dye sharpie paper drying

TIE DYE SCIENCE

A solvent is any substance that dissolves a solute.  A solute is any substance, gas liquid, or solid, that is dissolved by a solvent.

Permanent markers, like Sharpies, are hydrophobic.  Hydrophobic, or “water-fearing”, substances that will not dissolve in water.  That’s why permanent markers won’t wash away with water.

The ink molecules in the Sharpies, however, are soluble {they will dissolve} in a different solvent.  The solvent {rubbing alcohol} you dropped over the dye dissolved the ink molecules and carried them with it as it spread across the t-shirt.

Here’s a few other tie dye ideas to try…

MORE FUN VALENTINES TO MAKE

EASY TIE DYE VALENTINES KIDS CAN MAKE!

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Valentines Day Science Activities and Experiments for Kids