Heart Painting: Oil Pastel & Watercolor

I love seasonal activities. It is fun to have changes in my house and plus it is great for kids to have fun things to do.

Today I have a great heart painting activity. It is a bit of a mix medium art project and we love these. They are super simple and easy to do and great for Valentine’s Day!

Plus a great art process activity they can be creative with.

Oil Pastel and & Watercolor Heart Painting - easy and fun Valentine themed painting for kids to do - - 3Dinosaurs.com

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Several years ago we read the book Snowy Valentine.

I always love the book and how they made a heart in the snow. And I thought we would have some fun coloring and finding white hearts with our heart painting with oil pastels and watercolors!

What you need for this Heart Painting Activity

Oil Pastel and & Watercolor Heart Painting - supplies used to make the painting - 3Dinosaurs.com

How to make the Heart Painting with Oil Pastels and Watercolors

The first step is making the heart template. I used a heart punch 1.5 inch for this. I punched out a few hearts on the cardstock and then cut them out in squares to use.

Oil Pastel and & Watercolor Heart Painting - making the heart template for the activity - 3Dinosaurs.com

You take the heart template that was made and then place in on the watercolor paper. I like the watercolor paper because it gives the painting texture and does well with lots of water on it.

You hold the template down and color inside the heart with the white oil pastel. You repeat this process over and over on the paper until you have all the hearts you want.

You could also use the heart shape from the punch to color the outline of it

Oil Pastel and & Watercolor Heart Painting - using the heart template to make white hearts on the watercolor paper - 3Dinosaurs.com

The final step is to use watercolors to color the whole paper. You can do this however you want. As you color the paper the hearts are revealed. I let them decide how they wanted to do this. They had full control over what they did.

Oil Pastel and & Watercolor Heart Painting - use the watercolors to paint the background - 3Dinosaurs.com


Here is a look at our final Heart Paintings

Oil Pastel and & Watercolor Heart Painting - fun mix art project for kids to do for Valentine's Day - 3Dinosaurs.com

Oil Pastel and & Watercolor Heart Painting - fun mix art project for kids to do for Valentine's Day - 3Dinosaurs.com

Oil Pastel and & Watercolor Heart Painting - fun mix art project for kids to do for Valentine's Day - 3Dinosaurs.com

Oil Pastel and & Watercolor Heart Painting - fun mix art project for kids to do for Valentine's Day - 3Dinosaurs.com

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Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

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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