Valentine Paintings

Every time a new "holiday" rolls around it feels like my favourite.  Does that happen to you, too?

Valentine's Day is no exception.

I just love the pinks and reds and purples and blues and all the pretty, frilly activities that go along with it.

This year I ordered the Scholastic mailbox and cards. And guess what? They're not for my class; they're for me!

Hee hee hee! I can hardly wait.

Okay, okay, I'm giving the cards to my students OF COURSE! But the box and feather pen and mini stamp ... yeah, that's mine!

In preparation for this long-awaited day, my students made these pretty heart mosaics, or collages; I'm not sure what they are exactly. But they're pretty!

If you're interested in doing the same all I did was cut large paper into square shapes. I traced a heart in each quarter and photocopied.

Then the kids went to town with oil pastels (they drew their designs first) and then painted with tempera.  It would probably look even better painted with water colours for that crayon-resist effect!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Crystal. They were really into it.

  2. These are beautiful! Yet another idea that I am copying from you. Thanks!

  3. They are pretty for sure. It's the compilation of them all as a group that really makes them pop!


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