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Watercolor Heart Art

For a simple Valentine art project, try this Watercolor Heart Art! Kids will love creating these beautiful heart paintings to display or give to a friend. Grab the free printable template at the bottom of the post!

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Watercolor Heart Art for Kids

Watercolor Hear Art For Kids

This art project couldn’t be easier to set up. You only need watercolors and a black crayon to do this activity!

Print off the templates and kids can get started right away.

You can grab the free printable template at the bottom of the post.

Pink Heart Art

Kids can choose traditional Valentine colors, make a rainbow heart or any color they’d like! Add some more design to the heart by using a black pen to add doodles inside the shapes.

Watercolor Red Heart Art

Watch the Video Tutorial!

Supplies Needed To Make a Watercolor Heart

– Watercolors – we used this set

– White Cardstock

– Black crayon or Black oil pastel 

– Paintbrush

– Heart template – you can get the templates on the bottom of the post

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What is Better – Crayon or Oil Pastel?

Personally I like using the black crayon for this project for younger kids. The black crayon is easier to use (a little thinner and less thick) and you’re more likely to have it on hand!

For a more thicker outline, an oil pastel will give your final art a more rich appearance.

For younger kids, I would recommend skipping the crayon step and just let them color or paint the geometric shapes.

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How to Make a Watercolor Heart Art Project

1. Start by printing off the heart art template.  You can get the free template at the bottom of the post.

You can also draw your own hearts and shapes inside of them.

Printable Geometric Heart

2. Using a black crayon or a black oil pastel, trace the lines on the template.

You want the crayon or oil pastel lines to be thick so that it creates a nice outline between the watercolors. This will prevent the watercolors from bleeding into each other.

Outline with Black Crayon

This step is optional but it helps to keep the colors from bleeding and also makes the design pop a little more.

For younger kids, I would skip this step and just let them paint the printable design.

Continue tracing until the full template is outlined.

Outline Heart Template with Crayon

3. Once your heart is outlined with black crayon, you can paint the inside shapes!

We used regular watercolors but you can also use liquid watercolors or kids can simply color the inside of the shape with a marker or crayon.

Alternate what colors you use to give the art a multi-color final appearance!

Paint Geometric Heart
Paint Heart with watercolors

We used pink, red, purple and blue but you can also add paint layers to different shapes to give them a darker appearance.

Paint Watercolor Heart

Depending on the color you choose it may not paint as dark as you’d like. If this happens, just paint another layer on top.

After they are painted, each heart will turn out unique!

Valentine Heart Art for Kids

To add an even more artistic touch, use a black pen to draw doodles inside the geometric shapes once your watercolor has dried.

Printing Tips

Make sure you review the Print Preview before printing. Every printer is different so make sure you select “Print to Fit to Size” or look at the printer Scale Features (you can print at 90% scale) in your printer settings so that it does not print cut off if you are having issues.

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