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Easy Art to Teach Warm and Cool Colors

Easy Art to Teach Warm and Cool Colors

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Valentine's Day Art Lesson

Here is a fun preschool Valentine’s Day art lesson to do with children this Valentine’s Day. Use this activity to have children explore the difference between warm and cool colors. Continue strolling this post for a supply list, instructions, and printable heart template.

Valentine's Day Art Lesson

Before children start creating their artwork, use a color wheel to discuss warm and cool colors.

What You Will Need

  • Watercolor Paper
  • Watercolor Paint
  • Cup of Water
  • Paintbrushes
  • (optional) Heart Template
  • (optional) Scissors
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What You Will Do

To start this painting you will need to gather all of the necessary supplies. Next, you should have the child identify the warm color in the watercolor palette. Explain to them that they will be using only warm colors to make the focal point of their artwork. Have the child draw a paint a large heart in the center of the paper using one of the warm colors. Next, have the child clean their brush and repeat the step by drawing another smaller heart inside the first heart. The child should continue until the heart is completely colored in.

Finally, have the child paint cool colored stripes either horizontally or vertically around the heart.

*Continue reading the second option of instructions for younger children.

Valentine’s Day Art Lesson: For Younger Children

Valentine's Day Art Lesson

Depending on the ability of the child, you may want to allow them to use a heart template. In this case, the child starts by painting cool colored stripes across a sheet of watercolor paper. Next, they will paint the heart template using warm colors. Then they will cut the heart out and paste the heart onto the stripped cool-colored background.

Valentine's Day Art

CLICK HERE to download your heart template

Valentine's Day Art

Valentine's Day Art Lesson

Here is a fun art lesson to do with students this Valentine's Day. Students will explore the difference between warm and cool colors.

Materials

  • Watercolor Paint
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Paintbrushes
  • Cup of Water
  • Heart Template (optional)
  • Scissors (optional)

Instructions

  1. Use cool colors to paint stripes across the watercolor paper.
  2. Print the heart template.
  3. Use warm colors to paint inside the heart.
  4. Cut the heart out.
  5. Paste the heart onto the striped background.

Notes

Using the heart template is optional. This project can be done without it by just painting a heart onto the watercolor paper.

Valentine's Day Art Lesson

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