Valentine’s Day – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:17:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A Heart for Moms…. or Anyone! http://www.teachkidsart.net/a-heart-for-moms-or-anyone/ Thu, 04 May 2017 00:07:54 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5031

Hearts, flowers, and a handmade touch are things that come to mind when I think of a gift for Mother’s Day. So why not combine all three to show some love to a mom…. your own or another special mom in your life?    My friend Hazel McNab of 366hearts.com is famous for her hearts. She’s […] ]]>
Hearts and Grit http://www.teachkidsart.net/hearts-and-grit/ Mon, 13 Feb 2017 04:36:54 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4998

Four years ago, I wrote a blog post about Hazel McNab, a woman who challenged herself to design a heart to go with an inspiring quote every day for a year. She held herself accountable by posting her journey online. It just so happened it was a Leap Year, hence the name of her blog: 366 Hearts. Well, it’s […] ]]>
Say, “I Love You” with Clay http://www.teachkidsart.net/say-i-love-you-with-clay/ Sun, 14 Feb 2016 21:05:32 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4710

There’s something about ceramic projects that makes them such special keepsakes. Maybe it’s the permanence of the glazed and fired clay, able to last well beyond a generation. Maybe it’s the tactile nature of the medium itself and the way it reveals each impression left by the artist’s hands. Or, maybe it’s that there tend to […] ]]>
Origami Flower Balls http://www.teachkidsart.net/origami-flower-balls/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/origami-flower-balls/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2015 04:50:06 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4658

The Japanese art of origami always seems like a fitting thing to do at Christmas. It’s peaceful and calming, almost meditative to work on, and it makes a beautiful decoration when finished!  As with many origami projects, this unique hanging ornament looks much more difficult than it is. It’s really just the same simple sequence repeated over and over […] ]]>
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Easy DIY Envelopes to Fit Any Size Card http://www.teachkidsart.net/easy-diy-envelopes-to-fit-any-size-card/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/easy-diy-envelopes-to-fit-any-size-card/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:18:39 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4134

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to share this super-easy DIY envelope you can make to fit any size card! How many times have you or your students created a wonderful hand-made card for Valentine’s Day (or Christmas, Birthday, Mother’s Day, etc.) and then delivered it in an envelope that didn’t fit correctly, […] ]]>
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Valentine Color Mixing – Paint 100 Hearts! http://www.teachkidsart.net/valentine-color-mixing-paint-100-hearts/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/valentine-color-mixing-paint-100-hearts/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 04:11:35 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=3951

With Valentines Day (and the ‘100th Day of School’) just around the corner, I thought I’d post this heart-themed version of my ‘Mixing 100 Colors’ lesson! Mixing the colors and then painting hearts requires a little longer attention span, so I’ve found that 4th grade and up does best with this version. But younger students […] ]]>
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366 Hearts http://www.teachkidsart.net/366-hearts/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/366-hearts/#comments Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:52:05 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1711

If you’re looking for inspiration for Valentine’s Day, look no further than 366 Hearts!  I just learned of this project and stayed up half the night being inspired with new ideas to try. You’ll find creative hearts combined with meaningful quotes for every day of the year. Talented artist, Hazel McNab, has challenged herself to create a new […] ]]>
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Valentine Op-Art http://www.teachkidsart.net/valentine-op-art/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/valentine-op-art/#comments Sat, 11 Feb 2012 00:32:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2012/02/valentine-op-art.html

This lesson was inspired by an Artsonia project I LOVED on Pinterest.  I knew that the boys in my 5th grade class were not going to go for the traditional valentine project this year, so adding a heart to an Op-Art hand drawing seemed like the perfect compromise!   I’ve done this project a few times […] ]]>
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Valentine Color Mixing http://www.teachkidsart.net/valentine-color-mixing/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/valentine-color-mixing/#comments Wed, 10 Feb 2010 04:01:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/02/valentine-color-mixing.html

You can mix a “tint” of any color just by adding white to it. Painting with tints lends itself well to Valentine projects, like this colorful card made from a 12″x18″ painting folded in half. 1. First, place a “quarter-size” amount of red, yellow and turquoise tempera paint on a paper plate. (I like to […] ]]>
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Cut Paper Symmetry “Pop-Out” Card http://www.teachkidsart.net/cut-paper-symmetry-pop-out-card/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/cut-paper-symmetry-pop-out-card/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2010 03:56:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/02/cut-paper-symmetry-pop-out-card.html

This is a fun card to make for any occasion… just vary the colors you use and the shapes you cut to suit the holiday or theme! The pop-out feature inside (see below) is an added bonus! Front of Card: 9” x 12” construction paper (this will form the “base” of your card) 3” x […] ]]>
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