Printable Rainbow ‘I Love your True Colours’ Card

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Printable Rainbow 'I Love Your True Colours' Card - A beautiful printable greetings card for kids to colour. Perfect for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Birthday's or just because days #kidscards #kidscrafts #printable #rainbowcrafts #kidscrafts

Designed and created by my eldest, this charming Printable Rainbow ‘I Love your True Colours’ Card is perfect for any special occasion – Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Birthday’s and everything in between.

The rainbow can be coloured, painted and embellished with buttons, sequins or even glitter (if you’re feeling brave).

And with a handy template to download, this craft couldn’t be easier!

The Backstory

Rainbows are a huge source of inspiration within my household, so I wasn’t surprised that her card idea was Rainbow themed. However, I was unprepared for why she wanted to create this card for her Daddy’s Birthday:

” My Daddy is like a Rainbow. He’s happy, funny, very silly and sometimes can be cross, and I love everything about him. He’s just like the song from Trolls [ True Colours] and he’s never scared to be himself”

Heartwarming stuff right?

Printable Rainbow ‘I Love your True Colours’ Card: Materials 

White Stock Card
Paint / Watercolours / Pens or Pencils
Embellishments – Buttons/Sequins
PVA Glue
Scissors

Download the Printable (found towards the end of this post)

NOTE: There are two versions of the template available, one with the UK spelling of Colour and another for our US friends.

Printable Rainbow ‘I Love your True Colours’ Card: Tutorial

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Printable Rainbow 'I Love Your True Colours' Card - A beautiful printable greetings card for kids to colour. Perfect for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Birthday's or just because days #kidscards #kidscrafts #printable #rainbowcrafts #kidscrafts

Step 1: Download and print the template onto a piece of A4 white stockcard.

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Step 2: Colour the rainbow with the Arty Crafty Kids using their favourite medium.

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Step 3: Fill the rainbow with bright and vibrant colours.

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Step 4: Add some embellishments.

My children love buttons and I think they work really well with this activity.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Printable Rainbow 'I Love Your True Colours' Card - A beautiful printable greetings card for kids to colour. Perfect for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Birthday's or just because days #kidscards #kidscrafts #printable #rainbowcrafts #kidscrafts

Step 5: Once the card has dried off, fold it in half and then cut out the rainbow shape.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Printable Rainbow 'I Love Your True Colours' Card - A beautiful printable greetings card for kids to colour. Perfect for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Birthday's or just because days #kidscards #kidscrafts #printable #rainbowcrafts #kidscraftsStep 6: Open the card and fill it with a personal greeting.

Printable Rainbow ‘I Love your True Colours’ Card: Templates

UK Version:Rainbow True Colours Card

US Version:Rainbow True Colors Card US

For more versatile and personal greetings cards, check out:

Handprint Ladybug 

Panda Printable Card

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Must See Valentine’s Crafts for Kids

If you’re looking for beautiful, simple and creative Valentine’s Crafts for Kids during the season of Love, then look no further. I have scoured the net to collate 50+ of our favourite crafts.

Here, you will find a little bit of everything from cute DIY Valentine’s Day cards, to Heart Art Projects and the sweetest ‘heart’ animals crafts you will ever see, and much much more.

50 + Must See Valentine’s Crafts for Kids

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Cardboard Love Bug | Art Campla

Cute Panda Card (Template Included) | Arty Crafty Kids

Valentine Heart Unicorn | Crafty Morning

Cardboard Heart Decorations | Arty Crafty Kids

Paper Plate Heart Cloud | Pink Stripey Socks

Bouquet of Hearts Card | Make & Takes

Sewn Leaf Hearts | Mother Natured

Handprint Valentines Tree | Arty Crafty Kids

Bee Happy Paper Plate Craft | Kids Craft Room

Strawberry Valentine’s Day Card | The Resourceful Mama

Arty Crafty Kids | Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids | The 'Must See' collection of Valentine's Crafts for Kids #craftsforkids #valentinescrafts #kidscrafts

Fingerprint Heart Valentine’s Tree | Arty Crafty Kids

Yarn Wrapped Heart Garland | A Wonderful Thought

Handprint Heart Balloon Card | Fun Handprint Art Blog

Cardboard Heart Wing | Make it your Own

Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art | Arty Crafty Kids

Black Glue Heart Suncatcher | Adventure in a Box

STEM Build a Heart Activity | Buggy & Buddy

Paper Roll Valentine’s Mice | Non-Toy Gifts

Valentine’s Marbled Milk Paper Book | Meri Cherry

Cardboard Heart Craft | The Pinterested Parent

Arty Crafty Kids | Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids | The 'Must See' collection of Valentine's Crafts for Kids #craftsforkids #valentinescrafts #kidscrafts

Heart Handprint Tree | I Heart Crafty Things

Love Bug Card | Arty Crafty Kids

Hedgehog Valentine’s Day Card | Fireflies and Mudpies

Heart Shaped Purses | Creating Creatives

Squiggle Heart and Watercolour Heart | Arty Crafty Kids

Flower Bouquet Card | Barley and Birch

Love Bug | Rhythms of Play

Spin Art Hearts | Projects with Kids

Pet Treat Valentine’s Printables | Box of Ideas

Footprint Heart Art | The Best Ideas for Kids

Arty Crafty Kids | Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids | The 'Must See' collection of Valentine's Crafts for Kids #craftsforkids #valentinescrafts #kidscrafts

Twirled Paper Roses Heart | Easy Peasy and Fun

Glitter Handprint Clay Ornament | Arty Crafty Kids

Doily Flower Bouquet | I Heart Crafty Things

Fingerprint Heart Frame | Teach Me Mommy

Watercolour 3D Flowers | Babble Dabble Do

Fingerprint Heart Friendship Rocks | Hellow Wonderful

Fingerprint Heart Keepsake | The Printerested Parent

Fingerprint Heart Balloon Card | Little Fishes

Heart Colouring Bookmark | Arty Crafty Kids

Tissue Paper Heart Flowers | Kenarry

Arty Crafty Kids | Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids | The 'Must See' collection of Valentine's Crafts for Kids #craftsforkids #valentinescrafts #kidscrafts

Heart Card Buddy | Fireflies and Mudpies

3D Heart Penguin | Non-Toy Gifts

Paper Plate Love Birds | Arty Crafty Kids

Heart Zebra Craft | Crafty Morning

Heart Sunset Burst | Art Bar

Valentine’s Messenger Pigeon | Barely & Birch

Suncatcher ‘I Love you to Pieces’ Card | Learning and Exploring Through Play

Unicorn Valentine’s Day Cards | Hello Wonderful

Peacock Heart Craft | I Heart Arts n Crafts

Fingerprint Heart Valentine Tree | Easy Peasy & Fun

Arty Crafty Kids | Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids | The 'Must See' collection of Valentine's Crafts for Kids #craftsforkids #valentinescrafts #kidscrafts

Heart Mosiac Craft | Crafts on Sea

Love Bird Handprint Craft | Kids Craft Room

Toddler Made Valentine’s Hearts | Arty Crafty Kids

Quilled Paper Heart Craft | Red Ted Art

Fabric Scrap Heart | Paper & Glue

Love Robot Cards | Crafts by Amanda

Picasso’s Rose Period Woven Hearts | Deep Space Sparkle

Shaving Cream Painted Hearts | Hello Wonderful

I Love you Because…’ card | Make it Your Own

Mess Free Heart Painting | The Best Ideas for Kids

 

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Cute Printable Panda Card

This super Cute Printable Panda Card is great fun for kids to cut, stick and assemble; creating a sweet card for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or for a just because ‘you’re special’ type of day. The printable is designed to enable children to practice their cutting skills, with handy dotted lines to follow and thick outlines to accommodate developing fine motor skills.

Would you believe the design was actually inspired by a pair of Panda socks?

With the addition of heart eyes, ears and nose, this card will certainly melt hearts!

Here’s what you need…

Cute Printable Panda Card: Materials 

A sheet of White A4 Cardstock 
Black Cardstock
Scissors
PVA Glue

Download the Template (Found towards the end of the tutorial)

Cute Printable Panda Card: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft for Kids | Cute Printable Panda Card - an adorable printable card for kids to make. Perfect for Valentine's day, Mother's Day and special occassions #printable #mothersdaycard #valentinescard #papercraft #kidscraf

Step 1: Download and print the template (found towards the end of the post) and gather your materials.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft for Kids | Cute Printable Panda Card - an adorable printable card for kids to make. Perfect for Valentine's day, Mother's Day and special occassions #printable #mothersdaycard #valentinescard #papercraft #kidscraf

Step 2: Fold the cardstock in half (along the dotted line) and carefully cut out the Panda’s face (as shown above).

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft for Kids | Cute Printable Panda Card - an adorable printable card for kids to make. Perfect for Valentine's day, Mother's Day and special occassions #printable #mothersdaycard #valentinescard #papercraft #kidscraf

Step 3: Cut out the facial elements and put aside the small eyes and hearts

Using black card and a white pencil, trace around the shapes with dotted lines.

Cut the black shapes out.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft for Kids | Cute Printable Panda Card - an adorable printable card for kids to make. Perfect for Valentine's day, Mother's Day and special occassions #printable #mothersdaycard #valentinescard #papercraft #kidscraf

Step 4: Open the card and attach the black ears (as shown above) using PVA glue.

Spread the PVA glue to the black shapes, rather than the white card as this will prevent excess glue sticking the card together.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft for Kids | Cute Printable Panda Card - an adorable printable card for kids to make. Perfect for Valentine's day, Mother's Day and special occassions #printable #mothersdaycard #valentinescard #papercraft #kidscraf

Step 5: Add the remaining facial features.

Open the card and write a special message!

It’s always fun to play on words, here are a few ideas to get your Arty Crafty Kids started:

I Love you Bear-y Much 

You are Bear-y Awesome 

You’re the Bear-y Best 

I wish you a very Bear’y Birthday 

Can your Arty Crafty Kids think of any more?

DOWNLOAD the Template: 

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This template, and many others, is also available in our Arty Crafty Kids Club Members Area Free 10-Day Trial – Sign Up Here

I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy creating this adorable Panda card. For another variation, pop over to our friend ‘I Heart Crafty Things’ to see their super duper cute DIY Bear Card Printable!

Alternatively, you may also like our Handprint Love Bug!

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Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations

These gorgeous Recycled Cardboard Heart decorations are easy to make and are entirely process-led. Arty Crafty Kids will have the best time exploring various painting techniques to create their hearts, adding depth and texture as they layer their base with prints and embellishments. It’s entirely open-ended and they can reuse materials found in the recycling bin or bottom of the craft supply box.

Consider using bottle tops, paper rolls, bubble wrap and sponges for printing.

As well as sequins and glitter for a little bling.

Get Creative!

This craft is about enabling your Arty Crafty Kids to freely explore their creativity by experimenting with the materials they have to hand.

The Loren variety the better and there really isn’t a right or wrong; it’s all about having fun.

And while your children are busily creating their hearts, why not indulge in some crafting for yourself?

These hearts are a child version of a collection of heart bookmarks we recently created for the fabulous Red Ted Art, where all three designs can be downloaded for FREE!

https://www.artycraftykids.com/valentines/fingerprint-heart-valentines-day-tree/

Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations: Materials  

Cardboard
Washable Paint
Paint Brushes – Bubble Wrap, Paper Rolls, Bottle Tops for printing
Glitter/Sequins
Embroidery Thread
Washi Tape
Hole Punch / Round Nose Pliers
Scissors

Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts for Kids | Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations - A process led heart project for kids using recycled cardboard #hearts #kidscrafts #easycraftsforkids

Step 1: Create the heart canvas’ by cutting out hearts shapes from a piece of cardboard.

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts for Kids | Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations - A process led heart project for kids using recycled cardboard #hearts #kidscrafts #easycraftsforkids

Step 2: Hand over to your Arty Crafty Kids, supplying them with paint and materials to explore.

Once the children have painted a base layer of colour, perhaps they could experiement with stamping.

They could try shaping paper rolls into hearts and creating heart prints.

Splat painting can be controlled by brushing a blunt knife against the brush.

Bubble wrap is fabulous for prints.

And bottle tops are great for stamping!

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts for Kids | Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations - A process led heart project for kids using recycled cardboard #hearts #kidscrafts #easycraftsforkids

Step 3: Perhaps add some washi tape?

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts for Kids | Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations - A process led heart project for kids using recycled cardboard #hearts #kidscrafts #easycraftsforkids

Step 4: Or even a little glitter.

To keep the glitter under control, we have a dedicated glitter tray and with a few boundaries in place, this helps to keep it contained and fun to use!

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts for Kids | Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations - A process led heart project for kids using recycled cardboard #hearts #kidscrafts #easycraftsforkids

Step 5: Add tassels to the bottom of the hearts (this step is entirely optional and can also be substituted with pom-poms if desired).

Tassels are very easy to make.

Simply spread your fingers out and wrap some embroidery thread around your fingers.

Gently slip the hooped thread off your fingers and cut one end of the hoop to create a bunch.

Remove two threads from the bunch and tie one around the centre, leaving two loose ends.

Fold the bunch over at the point of the knot and tie the second piece of thread around the bunch, wrapping it around several times as shown above and secure with a knot.

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts for Kids | Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations - A process led heart project for kids using recycled cardboard #hearts #kidscrafts #easycraftsforkids

Step 6: Fasten the tassel to the bottom of the heart, piercing a hole with a hole punch or round head pliers.

Before securing the tassel to the heart, add a few decorative beads to the thread.

To transform the hearts into decorations, they could be hung individually on the wall using string or thread together to create a unique heart garland.

I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy the process of creating their Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations.

For more crafty inspiration this Valentine’s, take a look at our:

18 Heart Art Projects 

Squiggle Heart Art

Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art  

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Heart Art Projects

With love in the air, we’re turning our arty crafty hands to Valentine’s Day-themed activities and today I have the pleasure of showing you 18 brilliant Heart Art Projects for kids, that use a variety of processes and mediums to encourage creative freedom and exploration.

And while we have labelled them as ‘Valentine’s Art’, in reality, these projects are great for any occasion and if gifted, they’ll certainly warm hearts.

They say that variety is the spice of life and as with all ’round-ups’ featured on Arty Crafty Kids, I aim to appeal to all age groups and abilities to ensure that you’ll find something inspiring for your Arty Crafty Kids.

So without further ado, let’s take a look!

18 Heart Art Projects for Kids 

To learn more about any of the Heart Art Projects featured, click the links provided to be diverted to the full instructions.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Valentines Heart Art Projects for kids #valentinesday #hearts #kidsartThis wonderful abstract heart art process from Nurture Store is perfect for very young children.

Simple and effective Optical Illusion Art from Pink Stripey Socks.

I adore how this Scandanivan Inspired heart from Fireflies and Mudpies is formed (it’s easier than it looks and includes a template!).

Watercolours and Black Glue works beautifully together. Discover how to make your own Black Glue Heart art over on Red Ted Art.

Perfect for young children, Flash Bugs Studio have created this amazing tissue and newspaper heart collage that children will love.

Gorgeous Watercolour Heart Handprint Tree from Arty Crafty Kids.

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This Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art idea from Arty Crafty Kids looks amazing displayed on the wall!

Combine art with maths to create this fabulous geometric heart by Kids Steam Lab.

I love how these puffy hearts (by School Time Snippets) add some fine motor threading to the design.

Simply beautiful Rainbow Heart Suncatcher by Fireflies and Mudpies.

This grass heart creation by Mother Natured is perfect for getting creative outside.

Beautiful Rainbow Puffy Heart art by the fabulous Art Bar.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Valentines Heart Art Projects for kids #valentinesday #hearts #kidsart

Pop over the Meri Cherry to discover how to make this mixed media cardboard Heart Hanging.

And continuing with the mixed media theme, Make It Your Own has a beautiful fabric and cardboard heart that’s perfect for crafting with recycled materials.

Combine Newspaper and Watercolours to make a torn Heart Collage (by the Pinterested Parent).

Squiggle heart art becomes more interesting with this yarn technique by Arty Crafty Kids.

Use fingerprints to create this beautiful heart shaped tree by Easy Peasy and Fun.

And finally, we’ve used our fingerprints to create hearts around a lovely handprint tree!

 

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Love Bug Handprint Card

Arty Crafty Kids | Valentines Crafts for Kids | How to make a Love Bug Handprint Card for Valentine's Day

Using our free ladybug template, today’s post will show you how to make a Love Bug Handprint Card for Valentine’s or Mother’s Day.

There’s nothing more precious than your little one’s handprints and for this craft, the prints double up as ladybug wings and a super cute heart! Open the wings to reveal the real love bug… your Arty Crafty Kid.

With just a few basic materials and our free template found towards the bottom of the post, this Love Bug Handprint Card is easy to make and can be independently made by older children!

Shall we get started?

Arty Crafty Kids | Valentines Crafts for Kids | How to make a Love Bug Handprint Card for Valentine's Day

Love Bug Handprint Card: Materials 

White, Red and Black Cardstock
PVA Glue
Pencil
Scissors
Split Pins

Love Bug Handprint Card: Tutorial and Video

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Arty Crafty Kids | Valentines Crafts for Kids | How to make a Love Bug Handprint Card for Valentine's Day

Step 1: Download the template.

Using red cardstock, draw around your Arty Crafty Kids Hands and cut the prints out.

Older children will enjoy tracing around their own hands and having the opportunity to practice their cutting skills.

Arty Crafty Kids | Valentines Crafts for Kids | How to make a Love Bug Handprint Card for Valentine's Day

Step 2: Add spots with fingerprinting.

There are few ways for this to be approached. Your Arty Crafty Kids could use their prints to create heart-shaped spots, as well as dots. They could draw the spots on with a black pen or replace the paint with embellishments.

Arty Crafty Kids | Valentines Crafts for Kids | How to make a Love Bug Handprint Card for Valentine's Day

Step 3: Cut out the shapes from the template and use them to create a black (using cardstock) ladybug body and antennae.

Arty Crafty Kids | Valentines Crafts for Kids | How to make a Love Bug Handprint Card for Valentine's Day

Step 4: Glue the white ‘from your little love bug’ circle onto the body and stick a picture of your love bug within the empty space.

Arty Crafty Kids | Valentines Crafts for Kids | How to make a Love Bug Handprint Card for Valentine's Day

Step 5: Position the prints.

If you would like the wings to form a ‘heart’ shape, the prints will need to be positioned as shown above.

Once you’re happy with where they’re placed, push a split pin through the top of the handprint and again through the black card.

Arty Crafty Kids | Valentines Crafts for Kids | How to make a Love Bug Handprint Card for Valentine's Day

Step 6: Add the second wing as above, ensuring the prints have plenty of movement to open and close. Open the split pins to secure.

Love Bug Handprint Card: Template
To access the template, sign up to our Arty Crafty Kids Club newsletter, and we’ll also keep you posted about other crafts, free templates and offers for the Arty Crafty Box!

This template, and many others, is also available in our Arty Crafty Kids Club Members Area Free 10-Day Trial – Sign Up Here

For more inspiration, this Valentine’s, check out:

Kandinsky Inspired Watercolour Hearts 

Fingerprint Heart Handprint Tree

Squiggle Heart Art 

Arty Crafty Kids | Valentines Crafts for Kids | How to make a Love Bug Handprint Card for Valentine's Day

Yarn Squiggle Heart Art

Arty Crafty Kids | Art Ideas for Kids | Yarn Squiggle Heart Art | A fun process art idea for kids, using yarn and watercolour paints to create a cute heart. A simple and fun art project for Valentine's Day! #Valentinesday #artforkids #easyartforkids

Adapted from our popular Yarn Art concept, this Yarn Squiggle Heart Art idea adds a seasonal twist for Valentine’s Day and for those of us who just all things hearty!

While we’ve provided a nifty heart template for you to download for free, this is a process-led art activity and kids will love how the yarn will naturally twist and bend as they lower the threads to create squiggles. Unlike traditional squiggle art concepts, the yarn adds another dynamic to the process, with the lines literally popping out from the page.

Watercolours can be used to fill the squiggle shapes, but the process is open to many different materials.

For example, basic acrylic paint to scrunched up tissue or even glitter/sequins and buttons!

The concept is perfectly open-ended for children, allowing them to simply play with the materials they have to hand.

Yarn Squiggle Heart Art: Materials 

White Cardstock
Yarn
PVA Glue
Watercolour Paints
Scissors
Glue Stick

The Heart Template can be found towards the bottom of this post.

Yarn Squiggle Heart Art: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Art Ideas for Kids | Yarn Squiggle Heart Art | A fun process art idea for kids, using yarn and watercolour paints to create a cute heart. A simple and fun art project for Valentine's Day! #Valentinesday #artforkids #easyartforkids

Step 1: Download and print out the heart template onto White Cardstock.

Cut the yarn into manageable long strands for your Arty Crafty Kids.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art Ideas for Kids | Yarn Squiggle Heart Art | A fun process art idea for kids, using yarn and watercolour paints to create a cute heart. A simple and fun art project for Valentine's Day! #Valentinesday #artforkids #easyartforkids

Step 2: Dip the yarn into the glue and press it into the glue (you may want to use a glue stick rather than a finger for this bit!) to get a good coverage.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art Ideas for Kids | Yarn Squiggle Heart Art | A fun process art idea for kids, using yarn and watercolour paints to create a cute heart. A simple and fun art project for Valentine's Day! #Valentinesday #artforkids #easyartforkids

Step 3: Dangle the strand of yarn above the template and slowly lower it to the card, allowing the yarn to twist and bend.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art Ideas for Kids | Yarn Squiggle Heart Art | A fun process art idea for kids, using yarn and watercolour paints to create a cute heart. A simple and fun art project for Valentine's Day! #Valentinesday #artforkids #easyartforkids

Step 4: Repeat step three, gradually filling the heart and covering some of the black outline to create a Yarn Heart.

Use the glue stick to secure any loose strands of yarn to the card and leave the yarn to dry.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art Ideas for Kids | Yarn Squiggle Heart Art | A fun process art idea for kids, using yarn and watercolour paints to create a cute heart. A simple and fun art project for Valentine's Day! #Valentinesday #artforkids #easyartforkids

Step 5: Once the yarn has dried, fill the gaps with the medium of your ACK’s choice.

Watercolour paints are great for this particular art project as they won’t stain the yarn too much if your ACK’s paint across the yarn lines (which, they’re very likely to do!)…

Arty Crafty Kids | Art Ideas for Kids | Yarn Squiggle Heart Art | A fun process art idea for kids, using yarn and watercolour paints to create a cute heart. A simple and fun art project for Valentine's Day! #Valentinesday #artforkids #easyartforkids

Step 6: Continue filling the heart with bright and beautiful colours until complete.

Heart Template

To access the template, sign up to our Arty Crafty Kids Club newsletter, and we’ll also keep you posted about other crafts, free templates and offers for the Arty Crafty Box!

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I hope your Arty Crafty Kids love this Yarn Squiggle Heart Art project.

For more open-ended and fun Art Projects, check out:

Kandinsky Watercolour Heart Art 

Rainbow Paper Collage 

Hot Glue Resist Heart Art

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Arty Crafty Kids | Art Ideas for Kids | Yarn Squiggle Heart Art | A fun process art idea for kids, using yarn and watercolour paints to create a cute heart. A simple and fun art project for Valentine's Day! #Valentinesday #artforkids #easyartforkids

Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art

Kandinsky’s famous concentric circles’ painting is a fabulous source of inspiration for kids and is often used by art teachers to explore colour mixing concepts. Our Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art is all about exploring colour-mixing, playing with light and shade, and the heart feature introduces a seasonal Valentine’s Day twist.

The completed piece looks amazing framed and will brighten up any wall.

And if you’re looking for a kid-made gift project, then the Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art can be made for any special occasion – Birthday’s, Valentine’s day, Mother’s Day Christmas or even for ‘just because’ days.

So let’s gather some materials and get arty….

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art | Inspired by Kandinsky Art, this gorgeous Heart Art Painting is a fabulous art project for kids that can framed and shared as a Kid-Made Gift for any special occassion, uncluding Mother's Day and Valentine's day

Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art: Materials  

Download the template (found towards the bottom of this post)
Printer
Watercolour Paints or a medium of your Arty Crafty Kids choosing
Mixed Media Paper or Cardstock

Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art | Inspired by Kandinsky Art, this gorgeous Heart Art Painting is a fabulous art project for kids that can framed and shared as a Kid-Made Gift for any special occassion, uncluding Mother's Day and Valentine's day

Step 1: Download and print the free Heart Art Template – remember to select ‘fit to page’ when printing.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art | Inspired by Kandinsky Art, this gorgeous Heart Art Painting is a fabulous art project for kids that can framed and shared as a Kid-Made Gift for any special occassion, uncluding Mother's Day and Valentine's day

Step 2: Apply the watercolour paints.

If your Arty Crafty Kids are using watercolours, there are a couple of ways to apply the paints.

They can experiment with the wet-on-wet application, whereby a small layer of water is spread across the paper first with the paints mixed on top.

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

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art | Inspired by Kandinsky Art, this gorgeous Heart Art Painting is a fabulous art project for kids that can framed and shared as a Kid-Made Gift for any special occassion, uncluding Mother's Day and Valentine's day

Step 3: Fill the hearts with contrasting colours or/and lighter/darker shades of one.

Fill the empty square space with colour. This could be one block colour or something else.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art | Inspired by Kandinsky Art, this gorgeous Heart Art Painting is a fabulous art project for kids that can framed and shared as a Kid-Made Gift for any special occassion, uncluding Mother's Day and Valentine's day

Step 4: Continue filling the entire space with colour and contrast.

Step 5: While we have used the medium of watercolour paints, crayons, acrylic or even oil pastels could also be used.

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Step 6: Once the painting has dried, pop it into a frame!

And voila, the art project is complete…

 

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Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art: Template

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I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy the process of creating their own spectacular Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art paintings.

For more Arty inspiration…

Check out these Art Projects for Kids: 

Cool Cat Newspaper Art 

Mixed Media Unicorn 

Bleeding Crepe Paper Art 

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Fingerprint Heart Valentines Day Tree

There’s nothing sweeter than a handprint keepsake craft from your little one and with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, this Fingerprint Heart Valentines Day Tree will certainly win hearts.

It can be created as a stand-alone piece of art or adapted to make a Valentine’s Day card.

And its simple process is great for preschoolers and young children.

My four-year-old happily painted her own hand and arm to create the tree shape; creating a mixture of fingerprint heart and pink, purple and brown (she loves mixing paint to create brown) spotty foliage.

So gather your paints, paper, and Arty Crafty Kids and let’s get creative!

Fingerprint Heart Valentines Day Tree: Materials and Tutorial

White Cardstock
Paint – Brown, Red, Pink, Purple (or any colour of your ACK’s choosing)
A Hand!
Tissue paper
Pencil
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Step 1: Draw around your ACK’s hand and forearm with a pencil.

Alternatively, paint the hand and forearm to create a print.

The former option is great for children less fond of the sensation of paint on their skin.

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Step 2: Fill the arm outline with brown paint.

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Step 3: Apply paint directly to the tip of the finger.

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Step 4: Press the painted fingertip down firmly onto the cardstock at a slight angle.

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Step 5: Repeat the former step and join the two prints to create a ‘heart’ shape.

Fill the tree with gorgeous fingerprint hearts, using various colour combinations.

Encourage your Arty Crafty Kids to vary the amount of paint they apply to their fingerprints and reuse the fingertip to create 2nd or even 3rd prints without adding paint…

What happens to their prints?

More Valentine’s Day Crafts…

I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy creating their Fingerprint Heart Valentines Day Trees.

If you are looking for more further inspiration, take a look at our…

Valentines Heart Bouquet 

Watercolour Valentines Handprint Tree 

Hot Glue Resist Heart 

16 Valentines Day Heart Crafts for Kids 

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Toddler Valentines Heart Bouquet

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There’s a certain charm about toddler and preschool crafts, and this kid-made Valentines Heart Bouquet is guaranteed to melt the heart!

I love the random sprinkle of glitter and button here or there.

And you will love the simplicity!

With minimal prep, our Valentines Heart Bouquet is a hands-on activity for little hands to scrunch, cut, sprinkle and stick.

Put them together and you have a gorgeous, colourful Valentines bouquet with a difference.

Here’s what you need…

SUPPLIES: Toddler Valentines Heart Bouquet 

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Red and Pink Stock Card
Tissue Paper
Glitter
Buttons
Sequins
Green Pipe Cleaners
PVA Glue

Toddler Valentines Heart Bouquet 

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The best way to to  create a symmetrical heart is to simply fold the card in half and cut out half a heart shape.

Unfold the card and you ta-da, you have a heart!

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Next, it’s time to decorate the hearts.

Offer your toddler or preschooler tissue paper, sequins, buttons, glitter or even paint, as well as some PVA glue, step back and watch the magic happen.

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Attach a pipe cleaner along the crease of the heart using PVA glue or sticky tape.

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Gather the heart flowers together to create a bouquet!

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I hope you and your kiddos love this simple Valentines Heart Bouquet and if you’re looking for more Arty Crafty Valentines inspiration, take a look at our messy heart painting, heart crown and love birds!

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