Colorful Hearts

Activity for ages 4 to 8.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a cheerful heart art project!

Kids will LOVE creating this beautiful art and YOU’LL love the easy-to-follow instructions.

Getting Ready

To prep, I gathered supplies for each student:

• One 9″ x 12″ piece of white sulphite drawing paper for the background
• Various shades of tempera paint sticks
• Black paint
• Cardboard paper tube

Creating the Background

I handed out a piece of white paper to each child and passed out the paint sticks.

Students used various colors and applied them randomly onto the paper.

I suggested using as many colors as they wanted, making sure not to overlap the colors too much so they wouldn’t become muddy.

I loved all the color combinations the kids created!

Tip: The paint sticks we used dried within seconds, but if you a different kind of paint, set the painting aside to dry before the next step.

Creating the Hearts

Once all the background colors were dry, I gave each child a cardboard tube that I’d bent into the shape of a heart.

I poured a small amount of black paint into a container and had children dip the edge of the heart shaped tube into the black paint.

They carefully stamped the tube onto the colorful background paper until each little artist was happy with their design.

We left the art on the table to dry during recess and then hung them in the hallway for a lovely splash of color!

More Art Inspiration

We are just getting started! Continue the painting fun with a sweet cloud painting.

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  1. Kathy

    Hi Malia! I am very impressed with your site…great art ideas for the preschoolers and older. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

    • Ashley

      Thank you so much Kathy!
      We’re so glad you’re enjoying it!
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador



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