Last year for Valentines Day we made a few different crafts in Z’s class at Rolling Hills. This one was the hit. I was amazed at how much the second graders loved experimenting with mixing watercolor paints. To prepare for this fun project, we made LOTS and LOTS of hearts using Elmer’s School Glue the night before so that they would be dry for the party.
Zoe tested one in the morning to make sure she would be ready to be a leader when it came time to demonstrate to her peers.
Each kid got two hearts to paint and then they had the option of making them into an hanging decoration or a card.
I thought they would use red and pink.
Wow, was I off on that one. These creative kids found love in all of the colors.
Their masterpieces were awesome. They were all so proud and excited to take them home to give to parents, stepparents, grandparents and friends. I love sharing the joy of creativity, especially with children. Here are a few of my favorites.
I left the watercolor paints with the teacher. She was equally surprised at how much they loved painting in the classroom and had so many curriculum extension ideas in mind. She is just, well…one of the best. We love Mrs. Pearl!
This year the girls asked if we could make them again at home and I said, “Of course!” The Elmer’s glue hearts are drying now. I think we are going to do a whole bunch and make a mobile with them.
Happy Supporting Kids Being Creative and Spreading Love,