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

Kids will LOVE creating this beautiful art and YOU’LL love the easy-to-follow instructions. For more awesome ideas, hop over to become a VIP Plato Pack member so you can get all of the tools, strategies and support you need to reach ALL of your learners.

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

After the supplies had been gathered, we were ready to start the Valentine’s Day art! 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

Now it was time to make this Valentine’s Day art project even more loveable – with a heart, of course! 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! The kids loved seeing their Valentine’s Day art creations brighten up the halls!

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

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

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