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. I recommend it for a home project as it works best with … 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 dry wax paper, decoupaged to a stretched canvas and you are guaranteed … 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 every Friday my younger kids and my older grand kids get together … 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 your students have had an overload of 2D work lately, try this … 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 and oil pastels to create a heart in his very textured style. … 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 wet-on-wet painting. This fourth grader, Lola, did an impeccable job, using the … 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 need to draw with a brush. You can’t go wrong with these … 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 heart. MATERIALS • Multimedia or card stock paper, square • Pencil • … 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 the results can be really amazing. And once someone gets good at … 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 great story, given it’s a flying cat, holding a heart for someone. … 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 friend’s ebook, “Create with Clay”. I’m sharing some snapshots of this project … 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 pretty sure though that it has lots of appeal for any holiday … 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 cake and frosting colors. This may be one of my favorite Model … 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 them sit on plastic canvas mesh while painting and drying, so sometimes … 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 print and color as many as you want. • Purchase Mini Valentine … Read More

Oil Pastel Heart
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This oil pastel heart project actually did triple duty last year. It continued the student’s study of warm and cool colors, taught them about a Pop artist named Jim Dine, and provided … Read More

Pop Up Valentine Cards
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I’m sure I first saw this Pop Up Valentine card project somewhere on Pinterest. Last year (almost) every kinder could make these hearts by the time class was over. It’s that easy! … 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 and oil pastels to create a heart in his very textured style. … 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 HERE on Flickr. It’s a genius way to draw some super simple … 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 grade Common Core Standard. 1. Students start with a square piece of … 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 lots of acrylic paint next week. The good part is that the … 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 is a cardboard heart with poked holes and twisted coffee filters. I … Read More

Finish the Valentine Face
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Start with a print of heart glasses, and draw a face around it. Could be boy or girl or cat or dog? The large size forces students to draw big.   MATERIALS … 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 named Aduna. This was a simple color lesson (warm oil pastel colors … 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. MATERIALS • Multimedia or card stock paper, square • Pencil • Ruler … 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, colored paper, paper punches, colored paper tape and metallic markers), one idea … 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. This fourth grader, Lola, did an impeccable job, using the colors to … 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. I used some sample rice papers from an old scrapbook collection that … 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. All I know is that last year (almost) every kinder could make … 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 this close to Valentine’s Day to make a festive picture that teaches … 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 ago. It actually uses rubber cement to lock in a paint color … 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 to make the flower look dimensional, but not so much to make … 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 need to draw with a brush. You can’t go wrong with these … 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 art trading card (2.5″ x 3.5″). After that, you just need some … 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 made a famous sculpture in the sixties that came to symbolize the … 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 love children’s art so much, I think the smudges and spots are … Read More

Jim Dine Style Hearts
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This oil pastel heart project actually did triple duty last year. It continued the student’s study of warm and cool colors, taught them about a Pop artist named Jim Dine, and provided … 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 the results can be really amazing. And once someone gets good at … Read More

Valentine Kitty Painting
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This Valentine Kitty painting was inspired by a simple stock art drawing. Some of the illustrators over at istock or gettyone are really good at simplifying cute images that interest students. They’re … Read More

Jim Dine Inspired Hearts
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This Jim Dine inspired heart pinting has been very popular ever since I first put it up a few years ago. It actually uses rubber cement to lock in a paint color … Read More

Popsicle 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 love children’s art so much, I think the smudges and spots are … Read More

Draw a Rose Tutorial
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This Draw a Rose tutorial has long been one of my most popular. I like how it has enough detail to make the flower look dimensional, but not so much to make … Read More

Robert Indiana LOVE Letters
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This Robert Indiana LOVE Letter project provides good dimensional drawing practice, and makes a nice Valentine card too. You can decide whether stencils are best or not. If short on time or … Read More

Divided Heart
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If you know how to tint and shade with oil pastels, then try testing your skills on this divided heart. MATERIALS • Multimedia or card stock paper, square • Pencil • Ruler … Read More

Tinted Valentine Hearts
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These tinted Valentine Hearts will help young students practice mixing a secondary color, in this case, just purple. Try using this close to Valentine’s Day to make a festive picture that teaches … Read More

Homemade Valentine Card
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If you can get your hands on some fancy colored paper, this plan can make a really pretty homemade Valentine card. I used some sample rice papers from an old scrapbook collection … Read More

Recycled Paper Heart Valentine
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This heart is made from just newspaper, white glue, string and some pretty sparkle paint.   1. Tear about 8 sheets of newspaper (lengthwise will be the easiest direction) into 1″ strips. … Read More

Hearts of Many Colors
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There are times when it is good to plan with a pencil, and then there are times when you just need to draw with a brush. You can’t go wrong with these … Read More

Personalized Valentines
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I’m a sucker for personalized Valentines. They just celebrate the day in a way no store bought card ever could. MATERIALS • Black and white head shot of each student, about 2″ … Read More

Valentine Heart Painting
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This Valentine heart painting uses rubber cement to lock in a paint color while the surrounding areas soak it up. I recommend it for a home project as it works best with … Read More

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