The shape of the heart can be so inspiring! Turn this simple heart template and some colored paper into a beautiful masterpiece this inspired by the famous artist, Wassily Kandinsky. Kandinsky is considered one of the founders of abstract art. Create your own abstract art this Valentine’s Day with this simple heart art project for kids.
COLORFUL KANDINSKY HEARTS FOR KIDS
HEARTS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
Why is the heart a symbol for Valentine’s Day? The Catholic Church believes that the modern heart shape became symbolic in the 17th century when Saint Margaret Mary Alocoque envisioned it surrounded by thorns. It became known as the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the popularized shape became associated with love and devotion.
There’s also a school of thought that the modern heart shape came from botched attempts to draw an actual human heart, the organ the ancients, including Aristotle, thought contained all human passions.
Red is also traditionally associated with the color of blood. Since people once thought that the heart, which pumps blood, was the part of the body that felt love, the red heart (legend says) has become the Valentine symbol.
KANDINSKY HEART ART PROJECT
- Hearts printable (see above)
- Colored paper
- Glue stick
TIP: Don’t have canvas? You can also do this heart art activity with cardstock, poster board or other paper.
HOW TO MAKE KANDINSKY HEARTS
STEP 1: Print out the hearts template above.
STEP 2: Cut 18 hearts out of colored paper.
STEP 3: Glue three hearts together of increasing sizes and various colors. Make 6 sets.
STEP 4: Divide your canvas or paper into six rectangles.
STEP 5: Paint each rectangle a different color.
STEP 6: Glue your hearts into each rectangle.
MORE FUN VALENTINES DAY ACTIVITIES
MAKE KANDINSKY HEARTS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY ART
Click on the image below or on the link for more easy Valentine crafts for kids.