Textured Heart Tree Watercolor Painting

I have always loved doing Valentine’s Day activities with my girls. We talk about the themes of the seasons a lot. One of those themes has always been hearts. We have done tons of heart activities and love them.

Today I have a fun new heart tree watercolor painting using textures. This was a blast and fun to see how creative my girls and I could be with some of our favorite craft projects.

Textured Heart Tree Watercolor Painting - a fun painting activity with textures to make a fun heart themed tree - 3Dinosaurs.com

Every project we do is lead a lot by what my girls want to do. I give them the basic suggestion but they can do and create what they want. I might give a suggestion and they will say something like “But if do that then it is not my creation it is yours.” And I love to keep to that.

We make art a process of learning and fun. And I do loads of projects that they want to do. That is what makes these loads of fun!

Over the years we have done tons of heart themed projects for Valentines. We always pick a book or two to read with every art project. One of our favorite books for Valentines is Pinkalicious: Pink of Hearts. Even though they are older picture books are still fun to read.

What you need for this painting activity

Textured Heart Tree Watercolor Painting - a fun painting activity with textures to make a fun heart themed tree - 3Dinosaurs.com

I used our heart punch to make the heart shapes. I know that not all punches will punch the foam pages out. Plus you might have to push and pull the sheets in the punches. You can always trace the heart shape on and cut them out.

Textured Heart Tree Watercolor Painting - a fun painting activity with textures to make a fun heart themed tree - 3Dinosaurs.com

How we did this painting activity

First, we drew in pencil out the tree shape. This helps with the coloring of the tree. You don’t have to do this step if you don’t want to.

Textured Heart Tree Watercolor Painting - a fun painting activity with textures to make a fun heart themed tree - 3Dinosaurs.com

Second, we colored in our tree. Every tree is different and maybe you want to have a few branches showing in the top of the tree or maybe not. It is all up to you.

Textured Heart Tree Watercolor Painting - a fun painting activity with textures to make a fun heart themed tree - 3Dinosaurs.com

The next thing we did was make the textured watercolor heart leaves. This was fun because everyone could use the textures they wanted and however they wanted. I suggested Valentines colors but that was it. Everything else was their own choices

First, you paint the heart you want to use. You make sure to cover all the texture on the heart. Be careful when you are painting the heart because you can splatter paint a little bit on the paper and you.

Textured Heart Tree Watercolor Painting - a fun painting activity with textures to make a fun heart themed tree - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then you press the heart onto the paper. You carefully lift the heart off the paper and see the pattern on the paper.

Textured Heart Tree Watercolor Painting - a fun painting activity with textures to make a fun heart themed tree - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then you wash off the heart in a bowl and dry it a little bit. We kept paper towels close by to dry if we need it.

Textured Heart Tree Watercolor Painting - a fun painting activity with textures to make a fun heart themed tree - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then you get going on the next heart and fill up the tree.

Textured Heart Tree Watercolor Painting - a fun painting activity with textures to make a fun heart themed tree - 3Dinosaurs.com

One last step we did was use the stripped heart to make grass on the bottom. It was fun to see how you can use one texture to make something fun.

Textured Heart Tree Watercolor Painting - a fun painting activity with textures to make a fun heart themed tree - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here is a look at our finish painting

Textured Heart Tree Watercolor Painting - a fun painting activity with textures to make a fun heart themed tree - 3Dinosaurs.com

Textured Heart Tree Watercolor Painting - a fun painting activity with textures to make a fun heart themed tree - 3Dinosaurs.com

Textured Heart Tree Watercolor Painting - a fun painting activity with textures to make a fun heart themed tree - 3Dinosaurs.com


Textured Heart Tree Watercolor Painting - a fun painting activity with textures to make a fun heart themed tree - 3Dinosaurs.com

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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