Q-Tip Painted Hearts

 

E is big on painting, and we both try to come up with new ways to feed her interest on a regular basis.

This time, as a super quick Valentine’s art activity, we tried some Q-tip painted hearts. It’s always fun to explore common household items in a different way, and making art is a great way of doing that.

 

Valentine's Art for Kids: Super simple q-tip painted hearts!

(E was 4 years and 2 months old.)

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Materials for Q-Tip Painted Hearts

 

 

 

We started out cutting hearts from white, light blue and pink construction paper that E had selected.

She still likes to cut her own unique versions of “hearts” 😉

 

Valentine's Art for Kids: Super simple q-tip painted hearts!

 

After a few of her funky hearts, she asked me to draw one for her, and did a really good job cutting along the lines!

 

Valentine's Art for Kids: Super simple q-tip painted hearts!

 

Cutting hearts was as far as we made it that day.

The next day, E asked to paint the hearts right after breakfast.

We mixed our own colors with tempera paint, and this is the best purple we were able to get… E didn’t mind and painted her first heart solid purple.

 

Valentine's Art for Kids: Super simple q-tip painted hearts!

 

She asked me to do some painting of my own, and when she saw me making dots with the Q-tips, she liked the idea and followed suit.

 

Valentine's Art for Kids: Super simple q-tip painted hearts!

 

After the first batch of hearts that we’d cut the day before had been painted, E insisted on cutting more hearts.

 

Valentine's Art for Kids: Super simple q-tip painted hearts!

 

She experimented with varying amounts of paint for each dot, and made sure to use all the “hearts” she’d cut the day before.

 

Valentine's Art for Kids: Super simple q-tip painted hearts!

 

We ended up with a lot of beautiful Q-tip painted hearts 🙂

 

Valentine's Art for Kids: Super simple q-tip painted hearts!

 

We haven’t decided what to do with them yet. I can see them making an awesome heart garland to decorate our living room… Or using them for Valentine’s cards… Hmmm…

 

 

 

Have you tried Q-tip painting? Do you have any ideas for how to use our Q-tip painted hearts? Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you!

 

 

 

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