These beautiful heart art projects are perfect as part of your valentine activities for preschoolers and kindergarten kids. They’re sure to inspire creativity in older children, too.
Of course, you don’t have to contain the heart art fun just to February. I think these heart-themed art ideas would be great around any gift-giving holiday, as well as during friendship or family themes.
No matter what you incorporate the valentine art projects, your students are sure to have a blast. And they’ll be practicing a variety of important early learning concepts along the way.
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Heart Art Projects
I am so excited to share these heart art projects with you! If you’ve been around Fun-A-Day for a while, you’ll know that there’s nothing I love more than a good process art project. If they’re heart and Valentine’s Day themed, a season already overflowing with wonderful themes like love, friendship, and kindness . . . then, even better!
Materials for Your Heart Art
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Plus, they use all of my favorite supplies: coffee filters, shaving cream, glitter, a salad spinner, and more. You might be already set on those materials! But if you’re in need, grab your supplies from this list below:
Of course, you can also adjust many of these heart art projects based on the supplies you already have on-hand. While I love picking up new art materials, I’m also a big believer in using what you have. So just do what works best for you and your students!
Some of Our Favorite Heart Art Ideas
Below are some of our most favorite heart-themed art projects. They’re either ideas we came up with in the classroom ourselves, or they’re well-loved ideas from others that I tried with my students. This category is 100% preschooler-approved, if you will!
Related: Valentine Sensory Activities
Heart Print Valentine from Fun-A-Day – This process art activity is super easy with beautiful results. I love that the kids can do it by themselves, and they think the process is magical!
Handprint Heart Tree from Fun-A-Day – I love love love handprint art. Here, they use both their handprints and their fingerprints to make a beautiful heart tree.
Free Counting Hearts Printable Book from Fun-A-Day – The kids will love getting to play illustrator for the day as they count out hearts for each page of the free printable book!
Heart Sensory Collage from Crayon Box Chronicles – A red invitation to play becomes a beautiful piece of art with tons of child-led creation and exploration along the way.
Heart Suncatchers from Where Imagination Grows – Glue, beads, and wax paper are all you need to make beautiful and unique suncatchers. Don’t forget LOTS of glue!
Invitation to Create Homemade Valentines from Buggy and Buddy – Another beautiful invitation to play that equips kids with all they need to make homemade valentines. You just set it up and let them create!
Straw Art for Valentine’s Day from Fun-A-Day – Use straws bent into heart shapes to create a wide variety of valentine art with your students.
Valentine’s Day Oil Pastel Hearts from Fun-A-Day – Grab some tissue paper, black construction paper, oil pastels, and a heart die-cut. Then let the kids get creative!
Dyed Wooden Hearts from Fun-A-Day – While we originally made and used these as manipulatives, they would be great as part of a three-dimensional heart art project!
Even More Heart Art Projects
Of course, I couldn’t stop there! Here are more heart-themed art ideas to try with your students.
Hearts with Black Glue from Mess For Less – The final product with the black glue is stunning!!
Simple Heart Process Art from No Time for Flash Cards – I love how this one is simple enough for toddlers! She includes some great learning activities with it, too.
Symmetry Heart Art from Nurture Store – Hearts and symmetry go hand in hand! These colorful collages are beautiful and full of learning.
Wrapped Hearts from Fun Littles – This fun project works fine motor skills and creative muscles at the same time.
Sticky Heart Window Collage from Hands On As We Grow – This heart collage is great for all ages! It would make a wonderful classroom window decoration. It’s a great collaborative project.
Valentine Art for Kids
The heart art projects below would all make wonderful DIY valentines! They use a variety of unexpected supplies, like shaving cream and a salad spinner, to make valentines that will really stand out from the rest.
Glitter Rock Valentines from The Artful Parent – These are so easy and fun! Glitter rocks are a fun take on rock painting and would make great gifts around Valentine’s Day.
Shaving Cream Marbled Hearts from Natural Beach Living – Shaving cream is another art supply that I just love. Check out the process for making marbled hearts with just a few simple ingredients.
Frozen Valentine Hearts from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds – This is such a unique heart art idea! I love how she incorporates ice painting into the project.
Spin Art Hearts Painting from Left Brain Craft Brain – This might be the most fun heart art to make! And every single one will be it’s own unique masterpiece.
Do you have any favorite heart art projects you enjoy making for yourself or with the kiddos? I’d love to hear about them! 🙂
For more heart art and Valentine’s Day fun, be sure to check out my Valentine’s Day for Kiddos Pinterest board!
Preschool Lesson Plans for Valentine’s Day
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes book suggestions, printable plans, over 30 learning activities (both whole group and centers) related to the theme, and corresponding printables.
If your students loved the heart art projects above, they will certainly get a kick out of these lesson plans. Click on the images below to check them out:
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Originally published January, 2014.