Circle Heart Art Project

Arty Crafty Kids | A Valentine's themed Circle Heart Art Project for kids. Simply download the printable template to get started! #artycraftykids #valentinesday #kidsart #kidscrafts #templates #printable

If you’re looking for a seasonally relevant art project for kids this Valentine’s, this Circle Heart Art Project is one to try.

It’s a concept that explores printing techniques, line work, colour theory and shapes, and can adapted for kids of all ages!

Arty Crafty Kids | A Valentine's themed Circle Heart Art Project for kids. Simply download the printable template to get started! #artycraftykids #valentinesday #kidsart #kidscrafts #templates #printable

Circle Heart Art Project: Materials

White Card Stock
Paper Tube
Black Paint
Watercolour Palette (or a medium of your Arty Crafty Kids choice)

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Circle Heart Art Project: Video Tutorial

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Circle Heart Art Project: Tutorial

Arty Crafty Kids | A Valentine's themed Circle Heart Art Project for kids. Simply download the printable template to get started! #artycraftykids #valentinesday #kidsart #kidscrafts #templates #printable

Step 1:

Download and print the heart shaped template onto white card stock.

Dip the paper tube into black paint, ensuring the edges have a good coverage of black paint.

Arty Crafty Kids | A Valentine's themed Circle Heart Art Project for kids. Simply download the printable template to get started! #artycraftykids #valentinesday #kidsart #kidscrafts #templates #printable

Step 2:

Using the template as a guide, print along the heart outline and work inwards.

Arty Crafty Kids | A Valentine's themed Circle Heart Art Project for kids. Simply download the printable template to get started! #artycraftykids #valentinesday #kidsart #kidscrafts #templates #printable

Step 3:

Fill the heart with overlapping printed circles.

If your Arty Crafty Kids prints over the lines, don’t worry – it will add the overall effect.

Arty Crafty Kids | A Valentine's themed Circle Heart Art Project for kids. Simply download the printable template to get started! #artycraftykids #valentinesday #kidsart #kidscrafts #templates #printable

Step 4:

Once the black paint has dried, add some colour!

If your Arty Crafty Kids are using watercolours, there are a couple of techniques they may enjoy exploring.

They could experiment with a wet-on-wet application, whereby a light layer of water is spread across the paper first with the paint applied on top.

Alternatively, or as well as, they can mix water directly with the paints. The amount of water used will affect the vibrancy of the colour i.e. less water will create bolder colours; more water will create lighter shades and are more likely to blend with surrounding colours.

Arty Crafty Kids | A Valentine's themed Circle Heart Art Project for kids. Simply download the printable template to get started! #artycraftykids #valentinesday #kidsart #kidscrafts #templates #printable

Step 5:

Fill the white space with various colours.

This is a great opportunity for Arty Crafty Kids to explore and play with colour.

Try mixing primary colours (red, blue, yellow) to create new shades. How many new colours can your Arty Crafty Kids make?

Arty Crafty Kids | A Valentine's themed Circle Heart Art Project for kids. Simply download the printable template to get started! #artycraftykids #valentinesday #kidsart #kidscrafts #templates #printable

Step 6:

Continue filling the heart with paint and colour.

Arty Crafty Kids | A Valentine's themed Circle Heart Art Project for kids. Simply download the printable template to get started! #artycraftykids #valentinesday #kidsart #kidscrafts #templates #printable

Once the heart is bursting with colour, spend a moment to look at the placement of all the different shades.

Some colour combinations are contrasting and complement each other.

Arty Crafty Kids | A Valentine's themed Circle Heart Art Project for kids. Simply download the printable template to get started! #artycraftykids #valentinesday #kidsart #kidscrafts #templates #printable

Contrasting colours are opposite each other on the colour wheel and create a vibrant result when placed together.

Use the colour wheel above to explore complementary/ contrasting colours.


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I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy this colourful Circle Heart Art Project. For more Valentine’s themed art projects, take a look at these popular posts:

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Arty Crafty Kids | A Valentine's themed Circle Heart Art Project for kids. Simply download the printable template to get started! #artycraftykids #valentinesday #kidsart #kidscrafts #templates #printable

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