Today I have some fun art to share that we made for Valentines Day gifts for the grandparents and godparents!
1. Multi-colored hearts - My 5-year-old did this project with no help from me. I just gave her a bunch of different paint colors and a thick brush. All it took was a stroke in each direction that made a heart shape. She did this, changing paint colors each time. It took her quite awhile, but turned out great!
2. Hand Swans - My 4-year-old did this piece with help from me. First, we put her hand prints down. Then I painted a blue line and had her paint the blue around it for the water. I did the same for the red heart, letting her fill it in. Then I let her do the beaks and we used the back of the paint brush to "dot" the eyes. Cute!
3. Heart Art - This was a craft for my 5-year-old. First, I sectioned the canvas off into four squares. Then I had her draw a heart in the center of each square. Next, I used a ruler and had her draw lines in each square. Make sure each line goes all the way from top to bottom or one side of the square to another. Then she did the rest! She chose two (or multiple) colors for the hearts and then the backgrounds, carefully coloring every other square.
Here is our second attempt, even bigger and better!
4. Hand Hearts Colorblocks - This was for my 4-year-old. First, I sectioned the canvas into six squares. We cut out six hearts with painters tape and I had her stick one in the middle of each square. Then, I had her paint each square, letting her choose the colors herself. After it dried, we put a black handprint in each square, making sure the taped-off heart was in the middle of the palm. The last step was taking off the heart-shaped tape and painting the insides. (Or you could just leave them white!) Ta-da!
5. Dot-Foot Heart - This was for my 4-year-old. First, we put her footprints in the middle of the canvas. Then I helped her paint a purple (her favorite color) heart around the outside. Then we got out the dot-paints and she went nuts! When it dried, I wrote the little saying inside the heart. CUTE!
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