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Fun and Easy Painting Valentines for Toddlers

by Jean Van't Hul
December 18, 2022
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Try painting valentines with this easy process art activity for toddlers on up. This wax resist project makes lovely decorations or cards for friends!

Updated January 2023

This is a super fun and easy Valentine project for toddlers. Or kids of all ages! Simply color on paper hearts with crayons, and then paint over with watercolors. The wax resists the watercolors and makes for a vibrant design.

This is process art project is great for creating Valentine art with the youngest artists. You can give them to friends, or even string them together for a Valentine garland!

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Photo by Rachel Withers

Painting Valentines for Toddlers

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  1. Cut out hearts

    Start by cutting out a bunch of hearts from your paper. Your kids will probably want to make lots of hearts, so it’s good to have a stack ready for them! cut out paper hearts

  2. Color on paper with crayons

    Start out by coloring and drawing on the hearts.

    color paper hearts

  3. Paint with watercolors

    adding paint to heart

    Then paint over the drawings with the liquid watercolors. We love how the watercolors look so vibrant and beautiful over the wax.

    adding paint to hearts

Let your painted valentines dry completely.

These would look beautiful strung together on a garland and hung above a window for a colorful Valentine’s Day decoration.

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Photo by Rachel Withers

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