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Kindergarten Confetti Hearts for Valentine’s Day!

Confetti Hearts

Here is a fun and beautiful Valentine’s project!   I call it “Confetti Hearts”  with a side of Matisse.  This idea came to me after seeing these painted hearts on Pinterest.

Start by tracing a heart template or free handing it if the kids are older.

Then using one of my favorite products, Kwik Stix, add dashes and dabs of the “paint”  all over the heart, like confetti.  You can surely use oil pastels or paints, but Kwik Stix have the look of paint without the mess.  And kids love them because it feels like drawing with lipstick.

 
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The hearts look gorgeous as they are, but if you want to take this project further, you can teach about organic and geometric shapes by cutting out shapes.  Cut out shapes to fill a background.  You can use squares and rectangles first and then layer other shapes on top.  Or, just place shapes on to a solid color background.

Confetti heart

Confetti Hearts

Organic shapes are freeform shapes… like leaves, clouds or blobs!

Geometric shapes are shapes like rectangles, squares and circles.

We cut out construction paper shapes and also used these pre-cut geometric shapes.

Confetti Heart Matisse

This is my finished example.

Here are a few examples from kids who finished today.

Confetti Heart 2 Confetti Heart 5
Confetti Hearts 3

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If you are looking for a fun and meaningful activity, I have a “What Lives in My Heart” printable sheet in my shop ready to go for Valentine’s Day.

Did you enjoy this blog post?  If so, share with a friend!  Leave me a comment to say “hi”.

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About Marcia Beckett

Marcia is an elementary art teacher and loves painting, drawing, sculpture, art journaling and clay. Her blog, Art is Basic, features many exciting art projects for kids.
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2 Responses to Kindergarten Confetti Hearts for Valentine’s Day!

  1. kara says:

    kwik sticks have become my ( art teacher on a box) new FAVORITE materials. You are right …. the children love them and no mess!! We made Jim Dine looking hearts with them… thanks for sharing this cute idea:):)

  2. B Braver says:

    I did this with my ladies who live in a nursing home. They loved these and proudly taped them to the windows of the activities room. It is very unusual for them to like a project enough to want to share it for others to see!