Valentine’s Day Art

For our February hall bulletin board, I had each of the children paint two large precut hearts red or dark pink, then when they were dry I stapled them together, stuffing with tissue paper before sealing them. Then the class used heart-shaped cookie cutters to print a variety of heart sizes and colors on a piece of white bull. board paper to fit our board. When dry, the paper was put up, the 3-d hearts were added, and I added the caption “Jesus Loves Me” in red fun foam letters. Our “song of the month” for February is “Jesus Loves Me”. If you teach in a public setting, you could change the caption to something like Valentine Friends.

(Puffy Hearts) mix together Elmer’s glue, shaving cream and red tempra paint let children fingerpaint then cut out heart shapes and you have pretty puffy hearts.

Cut out different sized hearts out of different colored paper. Use one large heart for a head and smaller hearts for ears, eyes, nose, mouth, etc. See what different kinds of animals the children can come up with. We have been able to make mice and cats by adding fishing string for whiskers. Elephants can be made by adding an accordion strip of paper with a heart on the end for the trunk.

Valentine card.. Cut a heart shape out of sand paper. Let the child cut out a slightly smaller heart shape out of red paper. Glue on top the sand paper heart. Glue a cotton ball on top of the red heart. The saying?…”I may be a little rough around the edges, but I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for you!

Heart Mini-mobiles

For each child: TP roll paint (pink, purple, red, fuchsia) heart sequins regular sequins heart stickers small paper hearts in above colors 6 inch strips of above colors in tissue paper

Have children paint their tp rolls, let dry. Decorate with the sequins/stickers/paper, etc. Glue the tissue paper strips from one end of the tp roll all around the tp roll. Punch two holes on the other end to hang in the window!


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