Art Project #71- Geometric Hearts

I wanted to do something artsy with the boys to add to our 100 Days of Art Challenge that would help us celebrate and decorate for Valentine's day.  We searched around for some fun ideas and finally came up with these wonderful geometric hearts.

First I took plain paper and drew a large heart on each one.

The boys then took a ruler and a pencil and made lines going vertically and horizontally across the entire paper.

They wanted to use oil pastels to color them in and we talked about cool and warm colors.  We separated our pastels into two piles and I told them to color their heart using either warm or cool colors.  They then filled in their backgrounds using the opposite color family.

I had made the mistake of outlining my work with black oil pastels before coloring it and found that the black smudged with the color so I suggested the boys hold off and add the black last.  I then gave them the choice of using oil pastels or markers to outline everything.

It was a fun and easy Valentines' craft that they all seemed to enjoy.

I just love how colorful and unique they each are.

Our other art projects:
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 16: Painting pet rocks 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 18: Water bottle windsock
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles 
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 36: Art Museum field trip. 
Project 39: Painting Pikachu 
Project 40: How to Draw Books
Project 42: Splatter Paint Canvas
Project 46: Tissue Paper Leaf Art
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  1. What a cute idea! I am definitely going to have my kids do this next week.

  2. A clever and simple idea that looks so effective. #FabFridayPost

  3. How fun! Thanks for sharing with us at the Funtastic Friday Link Party!

  4. These look great - they remind me of stained glass windows. Sarah #FabFridayPost

    1. Yes, they do look like stained glass windows don't they?

  5. These look brilliant - I need to try this out! xx #FabFridayPost

  6. Thsat’s a very cool activity for the kids, and the end result is a great valentine’s decor. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

  7. Hi this is Kristina visiting from Friday Feature. What a great kid friendly project! Pinning

    1. Thank you! I try to keep most projects kid friendly.

  8. Such a fun project for kids! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.


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