7 Artist-Inspired Valentines To Create With Kids

Like the title says, Valentine’s Day is around the corner which means you’re probably already seeing a lot of images and inspiration all around you to get you prepped and pumped for the holiday. Half of you just flashed a big ol’ smile. The other half of you had a rise in blood pressure. Whether you’re a smitten kitten or a stressed mess, I thought I’d offer a little help and inspiration, at least when it comes to artwork that your kids can make. In my opinion, handmade is the way to go on this over commercialized occasion. It doesn’t take a whole lot of skill to make something sweet and simple to show someone that you care.

Let the inspiration begin…

If you didn’t know, I was an art teacher for pre-K through 3rd grade age students for 10+ years. The following examples of artwork are actual projects that I created and completed with my students. Each one was inspired by the work of a famous artist, too.

  The project below was inspired by the artist, Jackson Pollock, and I completed it with my 4 year old class. Click HERE for more details about this lesson.jackson pollock1

The project below was inspired by the artist, Robert Indiana, and I completed it with my 4 & 5 year old class. Click HERE for more details on this art lesson.

robert indiana1

The project below was inspired by the artist, Jim Dine, and I completed it with my Kindergarten class. Click HERE for more details on this lesson.

jim dine watercolor

The project below was also inspired by the artist, Jim Dine, and I completed it with my 5 & 6 year old class. Click HERE for more details on this lesson.

jim dine mosaic

The project below was also inspired by the artist, Jim Dine, and I worked on it with my 1st grade class. Click HERE for more details on this art lesson.

confetti heart collage

The project below was also inspired by the artist, Jim Dine, and I worked on it with my 2nd grade class. Click HERE for more details on this art lesson.

jim dine 6 hearts

The project below was new for my 2nd grade class. The painting you see below is my sample for my students (all examples shown above are work done by my students). It’s a recreation of Jim Dine’s painting, “My Name Is Jim Dine.” Unfortunately, I don’t have any student examples at this time but I’ll work on finding those and creating a separate post with detailed instructions on how we created this project.

My Name Is Jim Dine sample1

If you have any questions on how to recreate any of my art projects with your own children or even for your classroom (fist bump, teachers!) please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email @ MomistaBeginnings@gmail.com and I’d be happy to help. Happy creating, folks!

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  1. I really like the first and want to try with Lyla!
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