Printmaking with paper hearts

Valentine’s day themed art can be as simple as printmaking with paper hearts.  With just a few materials that are readily found around your home or classroom, your children can create beautiful heart-shaped prints…

Printmaking with paper hearts

We began this process by asking our little printmakers to fill their palettes with paint.  For our palettes, we used small paper plates…

Printmaking with paper hearts

We set out a wide array of colors for the children to choose from.  Paintbrushes were used to help spread the paint around their paper plate.  Some children chose to start with just one color, while other children used many…

Printmaking with paper hearts

Mrs. Courtney had cut out enough paper hearts for the entire class.  Having your children cut out their own hearts is also another part of this process that could also be explored.  Once the palettes were filled, the children then pressed their paper hearts into the paint…

Printmaking with paper hearts

After pressing their paper hearts into the paint, the children then pressed the hearts onto a larger sheet of paper, paint side down…

Printmaking with paper hearts

When the children lifted their hearts off the paper, a beautiful heart-shaped print was left…

Printmaking with paper hearts

For many of our students, the process became an interesting and beautiful way to explore the art of color mixing…

Printmaking with paper hearts

While some of our students chose to use the standard pink, red, and purple colors for their hearts, others chose more non-traditional colors.  Regardless of the colors chosen, each child’s paper heart print became a magnificent piece of art…

Printmaking with paper hearts

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Links to grow on…

 Valentine Art for Toddlers: Scratch, Roll, Resist by Hands on as We Grow

Symmetry art: Valentine love hearts by Nurture Store

 Making tissue paper heart collages  in preschool by Teach Preschool

By |2013-01-31T06:00:47+00:00January 31st, 2013|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

One Comment

  1. Terri February 1, 2013 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    This looks like fun! We may have to try this project this weekend when my girls start asking for a craft project to do.

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