One of my favorite art blogs is entitled, ‘That Artist Woman.’ Gail Bartel, the author of the blog shares some wonderful art projects and this Valentine inspired project was too good not to try with the 1st graders http://www.thatartistwoman.org/2009/01/valentine-collage.html
Using pink, red, white and purple paint the students created different kinds of painted paper. Different techniques were practiced such as stamping, splattering paint, sponging and combing lines through paint. Once dry different sized hearts were cut out from the paper. They each cut out a vase shape from construction paper and then proceeded to arrange their hearts like a bunch of flowers on black paper. Green stems were added where needed. These would make great cards. A perfect piece of art work to have featured on any ‘Artware By You’ item. Parents, don’t forget this fundraiser.