Hearts – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:27:36 +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 […] ]]>
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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Quilled Paper Designs http://www.teachkidsart.net/quilled-paper-designs/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/quilled-paper-designs/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 02:13:06 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=2145

  Quilling, also known as paper filigree, is an art form that involves rolling and gluing thin strips of paper into various shapes and arranging them to form designs. Quilled paper designs can be very simple or as complex as you have the dexterity and patience for! The art of quilling dates back to the Renaissance when French […] ]]>
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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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“Hide-a-Heart” Valentines http://www.teachkidsart.net/hide-heart-valentines/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/hide-heart-valentines/#comments Sun, 07 Feb 2010 01:05:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/02/hide-a-heart-valentines.html

This lesson is adapted from Karen Card, my children’s middle school Art teacher. You can do this versatile project with any grade level, scaling it up or down as needed. It’s fun to give kids a little structure and a lot of freedom to be creative…. then watch as all the great ideas start flowing […] ]]>
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“Box Fold” Pop-Up Cards http://www.teachkidsart.net/box-fold-pop-up-cards/ Thu, 04 Feb 2010 06:31:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/02/box-fold-pop-up-cards.html

The variations are endless for creating cards with a fun pop-up feature! You can easily change the “heart” element in this design to make cards for any holiday or special occasion. Try putting several pages together to make your own pop-up book! To Make a Box Fold Pop-Up: Begin with two sheets of 9” x […] ]]>