I love process art, you never quite know how it’s going to turn out or how it will be received by the arty kids. Angel took complete control of her Handprint Heart Kid Art and I’m sure you’ll agree, it’s rather pretty!
I love how she explored blending colours and used the negative space for her handprints.
Our Handprint Heart Kid Art is the perfect project turned keepsake for the season of love.
Handprint Heart Kid Art: Materials
A sheet or two of white paper
Card (could use an old cereal box)
Paint – Red, White and Blue
Handprint Heart Kid Art:
To create a symmetrical heart, I simply folded the card in half and drew half a heart, ensuring it would be large enough to fit a little hand inside.
Next, I created an ‘invitation to create’ by preparing the paint and sponge, as well as positioning the heart onto the sheet of white paper.
Angel, being four, often gets impatient if she has to wait whilst I prepare an activity, so getting it all ready and creating an ‘invitation to create’ often leads to a high level of interest and inevitable excitement!
Handing over to Angel, she mixed a few colours and used the sponge to dab around our heart template, alternating colours as she worked her way around the heart.
Once your arty kid has finished their heart, gently lift the template off the paper.
Continuing to with the sponge, fill in the white space around the heart and then use the sponge to apply a thin layer of paint to the hand and print, creating a ‘heart’ within a heart.
I hope your kiddies have enjoyed the creative process, as well as getting a little messy! Angel had so much fun creating her Handprint Heart Kid Art, with the simplicity of the art process enabling her to take control and create freely.