Today I wanted to share with you a simple and easy Valentine's day craft. I was searching on Pinterest for some cute projects for the kids to do, and I saw a beautiful art project that had the student draw lines over a heart, and fill in the lines with patterns. I thought that the concept was awesome, but drawing lines can be tricky for kinder kids, so I created an easy template for them to use.
We started out by coloring the outside borders of the squares.
I showed them an example that I did, where the inside of the heart had two colors in an alternating pattern, and the outside square had another two colors, also in an alternating pattern. We talked about doing it the same way as I did, and we also talked about other options that they might choose. I didn't put a limit on what they could or couldn't do.
After we finished coloring our squares, we got to painting! I love that my room has benches right outside my windows so that I can get students working on the painting outside while others are still finishing up their coloring in the inside, and still keep an eye on them.
At the beginning of the year, I ask the parents to send in some old t-shirts for our art projects.
We let the paint dry, and hung them on our bulletin board. I love how they look with the black background, and I love all of the different choices that the students made.
If you would like a copy of this simple art project, just click on the link below!