Valentine’s Day Art: Shaken Painted Hearts

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This is a super fun, active way for toddlers to make Valentine’s Day art! So, literally, get moving and get creative. A bonus, this Valentine’s Day art is also a no-mess art activity!

Valentine's Day Art for Toddlers

We’re kicking off with some Valentine’s Day art for this fun holiday with some shaken painted hearts, an idea I got from Toddler Approved!

This was such a fun no-mess craft to do – with crazy pretty results!

Use some sort of container that you can close up tightly – we just used a box we had lying around.

I cut some paper hearts out of construction/scrapbook paper. We used purple, pink, bright pink and red. I double-sided taped them to the inside bottom of the box.

Toddler Shaken Art for Valentine's Day

Dump in some random toys you have lying around that you can clean up easily, or you don’t care if they get messy.

Put a few blobs of paint in the box. Not on the hearts though. We used purple, pink, red and white paint [Crayola washable paint rocks!].

Toddler Shaken Art for Valentine's Day

Shut the box. I taped it to really seal it up.

Then… shake shake shake!

Toddler Shaken Art for Valentine's Day

And shake some more!

Open it up and check out your results! Shake some more if you like.

Continue on until you’ve create enough Valentine’s Day hearts for a garland to hang up…

Valentine's Day Art, Shaken Hearts

Clean up your toys while you’re waiting for the hearts to dry. [Encourage toddlers and other young kids to clean up as part of the activity. This makes it fun plus you get the area cleaned up as well!

Toddler Clean Up

Once dry, you can hang up this Valentine’s Day art!

I cut slits in the tops and strung a pretty pink ribbon through them and hung them on our mantel. Or you can make cards with them…

Valentine's Day Art Garland

We only made 4 this time – but we’ll be doing it again to add to our string.

Have fun shaking!

Toddler shaken hearts

Henry is 2.5 years old.

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Comments

  1. says

    I love this idea! It turned out great. I never tried using crayola’s washable paint. Silly me of course! Ill try that for our next art project. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Deborah Faust says

    Hi I bought the heart book last year and can’t find the pdf that was sent to me.. I am a special education teacher and wanting to use some of the projects that were in this book. is there any way I can get another copy. thank you

  3. Andi Ruch says

    I use empty tennis ball tubes and marbles or those little coosh balls with my toddler class all of the time for art.

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