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I always enjoy trying out new art techniques with my kids. One technique I love is the resist technique.
We’ve tried it before using tape resist and watercolor paints. And we’ve done crayon resist activities to learn letters. But the project I share below was the first time we tried a paper resist technique.
These heart dot paintings would make a fun and simple art project for Valentine’s Day or any other time of the year when children wish to show love for the important people in their life.
For more Valentine learning activities, see my Valentine Activities for Kids page.
These are the supplies we used to make our heart dot paintings:
We started by cutting hearts out of construction paper. We then used painter’s tape to stick the hearts to a separate sheet of white paper.
We then used dot markers to paint around the edge of the heart we had taped to the paper.
We continued adding additional dots of color around the edge of the hearts, extending outward to fill in more of the paper.
Once we had added all the color we wanted, we removed the paper hearts to reveal the white space underneath them forming perfect heart outlines.
My son cut his hearts using scrapbook scissors with a serrated edge.
The result was a beautiful, jagged edged heart when he was finished with his painting.
More Valentine’s Day learning resources
More Valentine posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Grow a candy heart
- Valentine Montessori activities
- Valentine sensory bin
- Heart suncatcher
- Marbleized hearts
- Find the hearts Valentine’s sensory bin
- Books about Valentine’s Day
- Valentine’s Printables Pack
- Valentine Bingo
- Valentine I Spy game
- Valentine Do-a-Dot Printables