Your Valentine art for kids can’t go wrong with these rows of delicate hearts, even if they do get crooked and lopsided. In fact, I think that makes them look even better. Who wants a painting that looks like a computer made it?
I also know that many young students get frustrated drawing hearts, so if you want to keep the focus on color mixing, I recommend handing out heart templates made with a paper punch.
One more option, make a master heart page template with light pencil lines and make a copy for each student.
• Watercolor paper
• Crayola Mixable Watercolor Set
• Small paper plate for mixing
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- OPTION: Either draw your own hearts lightly with a pencil, or use a page with them in place already. Try to make the lines as light as possible so they don’t detract.
- Mix as many new colors as you can with the watercolor sets. Paint rows of hearts that are evenly spaced.
- The rows are repeated, with the goal to be mixing as many different colors as possible. It’s a good lesson to appreciate delicate differences in color, and how pretty they are all together.