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Easy Valentine Painting Project: Flying Heart Balloons

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw Flying Heart Balloons and Heart Balloon Coloring Page. Keep things really simple so kids can experiment with their wet-on-wet painting.

Flying Heart Balloons Painting

A drawing of Flying Heart Balloons, made with the help of an easy step by step tutorial.

If you need an easy painting project that works for a wide range of elementary school age students, try out this Flying Heart Balloons project. Kinders can concentrate on just keeping the colors where they want them to go, and older students can give shadows and highlights a try. If they try adding the shadows while the paint is still wet, they will bleed together in a really lovely way.

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A step by step tutorial for how to draw easy Flying Heart Balloons, also available as a free download.

Flying Heart Balloons Coloring Page

Materials to draw Flying Hearts

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  • Watercolor Paper.
  • Real watercolor paper always makes the watercolor paint much more vibrant.
  • Pencil.
  • The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase.
  • Eraser.
  • Large erasers you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.

  • Crayola Crayons.
  • This classic brand always works well.
  • Rounded Watercolor Brush.
  • A good paint brush can make all the difference in the world. Who can paint small details with one of those big floppy brushes? This style with a sturdy rounded tip were my hands down favorite.
  • Liquid Watercolor Paint.
  • These paints are so easy to work with, leave such bright colors and last for a long, long time. Well worth the investment.
  • Non-Spill Paint Cup.
  • Train your students to leave the matching brush in each cup after they use it, and you have an easy system with very little cleanup.

Step by Step Directions to draw Heart Balloons

Time needed: 1 hour.

How to Paint Heart Balloons

  1. Draw or trace a page full of hearts.

  2. Add small triangles to the bottoms.

  3. Add strings.

  4. Draw highlights in same side of each heart.

  5. Trace with a crayon.

  6. Paint with one color, add a stripe of another along one side.

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