Watercolor Resist Hearts
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These watercolor resist hearts use rubber cement to lock in a paint color while the surrounding areas soak it up. … Read More

Collaborative Hearts on Canvas
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Looking for a collaborative project that creates a colorful, finished work of art? Try my favorite combo of Sharpies on … Read More

Valentine Kids from Nebraska
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Here is some Valentine art that is just too cute not to share. Lisa H. wrote,“We live in Nebraska and … Read More

Valentine Tissue Paper Flowers
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This technique for making tissue paper flowers is not new, but I have a new appreciation for its simplicity. If … Read More

Jim Dine Heart
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Jim Dine is an American pop artist, famous for his series of heart paintings. This project uses tissue paper, glue … Read More

Flying Heart Balloons
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My goal with this flying heart balloon painting was to keep things really simple so kids could experiment with their … Read More

Color Mixing Hearts
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There are times when it is good to plan with a pencil, and then there are times when you just … Read More

Cubist Heart
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If you know how to tint and shade with oil pastels, then try testing your skills on this Cubist style … Read More

Cake Collage
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Try finding a stationary store that is willing to donate damaged specialty paper for a real treat in supplies. This … Read More

Radial Hearts Drawing
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Students can practice radial symmetry with this Radial Hearts drawing. It takes time to fill in the entire paper, but … Read More

Be My Valentine Painting
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This Valentine painting was inspired by a simple stock art drawing. I think it would make the beginning of a … Read More

Textured Ceramic Box
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Wouldn’t this textured ceramic box make a wonderful Valentine gift? It’s just one of the amazing clay projects in my … Read More

Easy Ceramic Cupcake
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This easy ceramic cupcake project is my very favorite, which I save every year for Mother’s Day for kinders. I’m … Read More

Miniature Cakes with Model Magic
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So it turns out can make really cute miniature cakes with Model Magic because it comes in just the right … Read More

Coffee Filter Watercolor Hearts
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If you paint and cut out coffee filters, you just might get some really pretty Valentine cards. My students let … Read More

Valentine’s Day Murals
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My collaborative Valentine’s Day Murals make fun signs for classrooms and parties. Purchase the PDF file for just $5 and … Read More

Hole Punch Valentine Card
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All you need is some pretty pink paper from your favorite craft store to make these little valentines. These stamp … Read More

Oil Pastel Heart
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This oil pastel heart project actually did triple duty last year: continued the student’s study of warm and cool colors, … Read More

Pop Out Valentine Cards
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I’m sure I first saw this Pop Out Valentine card project somewhere in on Pinterest, but I’m not sure where. … Read More

Jim Dine Textured Heart
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Jim Dine is an American pop artist, famous for his series of heart paintings. This project uses tissue paper, glue … Read More

Bleeding Hearts
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Here’s a quick painting project that worked well for me when I had some short classes last week. I printed … Read More

Doodle Roses
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Here’s a really fun way to doodle roses, just in time for Valentine’s Day. I found the original idea posted … Read More

LOVE Lines
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Students can practice using a ruler with this drawing project, and do some very basic measuring, which is a 2nd … Read More

Pop Out Cards on a Budget
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This is my 2nd year for making pop out cards with kinders, and I learned a few things about how … Read More

Super Bright Pop Out Hearts
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Here’s a twist on my Pop Out Heart Card, with the patterned paper swapped out for some colorful stock found … Read More

Popsicle LOVE
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Here is the first step to making my Popsicle Love Letters project. My afterschool class will be painting theirs with … Read More

Paper Mache Heart Box
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If you start with clay as a base, you can make all kinds of paper mache objects around it. 1. … Read More

Coffee Filter Heart, in Color
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Here’s what a Coffee Filter Heart can look like, if you soak the filters in liquid watercolor first. I used … Read More

Coffee Filter Heart
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Want to make a big fluffy heart for Valentine’s Day? I found this great idea on Pinterest. All you need … Read More

Finish the Valentine Face
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Here’s a creative exercise that could be saved as a Valentine card, if everything goes well. Try printing my sample … Read More

Aduna’s Heart
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While I’m on the subject of gushing over student’s art, here’s another one from an older boy, a 3rd grader … Read More

Shaded and Tinted Fractured Heart
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If you know how to tint and shade with oil pastels, then try testing your skills on this fractured heart. … Read More

Valentine Boxes
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I wish all my afterschool classes could go like the one today. I gave my students some supplies (cigar box, … Read More

Heart Balloon Painting
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My goal with this heart painting was to keep things really simple so kids could experiment with their wet-on-wet painting. … Read More

Heart Collage Valentine
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If you can get your hands on some fancy colored paper, this simple layout can make a really nice card. … Read More

Pop Out Heart Card
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I’m sure I first saw this Pop Out Heart card project somewhere in on Pinterest, but I’m not sure where. … Read More

Color Mixing Hearts
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These color mixing hearts will help young students practice mixing a secondary color, in this case, just purple. Try using … Read More

If Hearts Grew on Trees
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Architect Frank Lloyd Wright told his students, “Limits are an artist’s best friend.” That’s because they force us to find … Read More

Mixed Media Hearts
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This mixed media heart painting project has been very popular ever since I first put it up a few years … Read More

Draw a Rose
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This “Draw a Rose” tutorial has long been one of my most popular. I like how it has enough detail … Read More

Colorful Rows of Hearts
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There are times when it is good to plan with a pencil, and then there are times when you just … Read More

Giancarlo’s Teddy Bear
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This little teddy bear was drawn a few years ago by a first grader named Gian, who has since moved … Read More

Valentine Kids
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I’m a sucker for personalized Valentines. The most time intensive part of this project is getting every student’s face printed … Read More

Valentine Stamps
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These stamp edges were made with a hole punch, punching just a half hole all around the outside of an … Read More

Robert Indiana Art Journal Page
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This Robert Indiana LOVE Letter project provides good dimensional drawing practice, and makes a nice Valentine card too. Robert Indiana … Read More

Folk Art LOVE Letters
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Folk artists are self-trained, and don’t often have the polish that years of schooling can deliver. Maybe that’s why I … Read More

Jim Dine Style Hearts
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This project is actually doing triple duty this week: continuing the student’s study of warm and cool colors, teaching them … Read More

Valentine Robot
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I find that robots make a wonderful subject matter as they seem to come with a built in freedom on … Read More

Canvas Collage Valentine
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It’s not too late to make a special homemade Valentine. You just need a photo, canvas panel, Mod Podge, acrylic … Read More

Radiating Hearts
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Students can practice radial symmetry with this Radiating Hearts drawing. It takes time to fill in the entire paper, but … Read More

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