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Have you ever considered creating collaborative art with your children? Making art with your children is a fantastic way to connect and explore with your child. When everyone is engaged in the creative process, conversations flow freely and children show their feelings. A wonderful collaborative family art piece to try is a Doodle Heart Painting. We are sharing this project as part of the Love Blog Hop we are doing with some very talented Kid Blogger Network bloggers.
This past winter break we traveled to Florida to spend time with my parents and enjoy the heat, sun, and beach. Meanwhile, I had to constantly keep my children engaged so they wouldn’t fight and drive the adults crazy. I came up with this super easy doodle heart painting for all of us to try.
The first step is to draw or doodle various shaped hearts on the canvas using a pencil. Draw hearts within hearts, turn the canvas upside down and draw more hearts. Larger hearts will work the best for this process.
Next, give everyone a paint brush and some acrylic paint. Each person must paint a different color within each shape. Eventually, the hearts will become rather abstract, and that’s okay. At various points turn the canvas so everyone can work on a different part of the painting.
My only regret is that I didn’t buy a bigger canvas. Next time we are going to go bigger! If you don’t want to spend money on a brand new canvas, consider buying an old painting from a thrift store. Take a look at this thrift store painting project from Meri Cherry.
Consider making a doodle heart painting next time you need a new piece of art to hang, or if you’d like to creatively connect with your children on a deeper level. If you are looking for more Valentine’s Day arts and crafts, pop along to the other great posts in the Love Blog hop, offering some wonderful Valentines Ideas for you all. Here they are for you:
1. Love Coupons from KiddyCharts
2. Valentine Fine Motor Sensory Bin from Adventures Of Adam
3. Love Bug Craft from Play & Learn Everyday
4. Love Tot Pack from Kori at Home
5. Books About Love from Learning by Design
6. Doodle Heart Painting from Flash Bugs Studio (pictured bottom right and bottom right on square image)
7. Painted Heart Garland for Preschoolers from Craft Create Calm
8. Fingerprint Heart Art from Teach Beside Me
9. DIY Friendship Love Bracelet from Living Ideas (pictured bottom left and bottom left on square image)
10. 6 Simple Date Ideas from Great Googa Moogas
11. Fingerprint Heart Keepsake from Messing Little Monsters
12. Book Review – 5 Love Languages from MissJaimeOT
13. Newspaper Heart Garland from Kitchen Counter Chronicles (pictured top)
14. Sign Language Love Artwork from Pray Species
15. Geeky Valentine’s day Chocolates from Two Married Geeks
16. Sweet Hearts to Sew from Coloured Buttons
17. Valentines invitation to Play from My Bored Toddler
18. Valentine’s day Tracing Worksheets from Living Life and Learning (pictured middle left and middle left on square image)
19. Using mindmaps and thinking routine to explore the concept of love from Smart Tinker
20. Foil Heart Painting from Crafts on Sea (pictured middle right and middle right on square image)
21. Free Valentine’s Day Printable Pack for Preschoolers from Best Toys 4 Toddlers
22. Valentine’s Day Game from Books and Giggles
23. Conversation Heart Goop from Raising Little Superheroes
24. Easy Carved Love Stamps for Kids from The Usual Mayhem
25. 14 Days of Love Notes from There’s Just One Mommy
26. Kite Valentines Card from KiddyCharts
27. Valentines Biscuits – Heart Shaped Frozen Yoghurt Sandwiches from KiddyCharts
28. 7 Healthy Ways to Show Your Family LOVE This Valentine’s Day from Shrinking Momster
29. Sandy Hearts Sensory Play from Simple Fun for Kids
30. 50+ Awesome Valentines Day Printables for Kids from KiddyChart
If you would like to share your own posts on love or Valentines day, then do feel free to join in with our linky too. All you need to do is add the badge to the posts you want to submit to us, using the tool at the bottom of this post. Then please do visit some of the other blogs in the blog hop, share the posts, and comment on at least three other posts too. We will be happy to share on Pinterest, Twitter and beyond.
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