Skidamarink a dink a dink, we love you! This Valentine’s Day project is beautiful AND preschool-friendly. Win-win! Kids will love revealing their secret patterns when they paint over the white crayons. Once the hearts are complete, deliver them to loved ones as valentines, decorate the classroom, or make a heart mobile with some string. If you’re feeling lovey-dovey, let’s get started:
Things you’ll need
- Construction paper
- White cardstock
- White crayons
- Watercolor paints
- Cup of water
Section your sheet of white cardstock into smaller rectangles and cut them out. Now it’s time to try a wax resist technique! Use white or light colored crayons to make patterns, phrases, or draw hearts. For a great result, draw over the pattern several times so your painting has some nice contrast. TIP: little ones might find it easier to use a light shade of crayon so they can see the pattern they’re making while drawing.
It’s time to paint! Set up the watercolor paints and a cup of water. Paint over the crayon drawing and watch the magic of wax resist.
While your paintings are drying, fold a piece of construction paper in half. Cut half a heart shape from the folded edge. Cut out a smaller half-heart from the inside of your original half-heart shape. Unfold to reveal a heart shaped frame!
Cut out a few hearts. You can make various sizes if you’re feeling creative.
Fit and pair them with your watercolor paintings.
Use your glue stick to glue down the frames onto the paintings. Trim any edges that poke out. Beautiful!
Glue two or three together for an extra special valentine or piece of decor.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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