Sharpie Tie Dye Science Valentines Cards Kids Can Make!

STEAM on with this mix of science and art for the holiday. These simple homemade Sharpie Tie Dye Science Valentines cards are the perfect way to bring a little holiday cheer and love to your family and friends. They’re a simple science experiment that your child will love to create! Create this fun Valentines Day science with these Sharpie Tie Dye Science Valentines Cards today! You’ll have homemade cards to gift in no time at all!

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.

Any time that you introduce science activities to your child, explain to them that each and every experiment is different. Science and the outcomes of experiments are really, really cool!


Watch more cool Valentine’s Day science ideas below…


Chemistry is all about the way different materials are put together, and how they are made up including atoms and molecules. It’s also how these materials act under different conditions. Chemistry is often a base for physics so you will see overlap!

What might you experiment with in chemistry? Classically we think of a mad scientist and lots of bubbling beakers, and yes there is a reaction between bases and acids to enjoy! Also, chemistry involves matter, changes, solutions, and the list goes on and on.

Many times chemistry and physics will go hand in hand!

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 some more Valentines Day chemistry activities here


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

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


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

  • Then you can go ahead and color several colorful rows around the outside piece of paper, I chose to do three.

  • Now you want to spray heavily with rubbing alcohol over the garbage and set on a piece of newspaper. This might be best to take outside since it can get a bit smelly.
  • Finally, you want to carefully 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 and things!

tie dye sharpie paper drying

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

Now that you know you can create these cards for Valentines Day, talk about how you can create them for the other holidays as well.


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.


Kids are naturally curious and want to learn! Bringing the knowledge for Indoors or outdoors, science is so important!

Everyone we are, Science is there. Kids love the feeling of creating, observing, watching reactions, creating a hypothesis and exploring outcomes! Check out 35+ awesome science projects to get started.

Be a part of introducing your child to the world of Science by setting up science at home with everyday materials. All it takes is one amazing experiment to let your child know the beauty and wonder of Science.


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