Heart Art Projects

February brings with it all things red, pink, and heart-shaped. We love making all kinds of heart art to show our family and friends that we care, so we've compiled a list of some of our favourites for you to try. 

Heart art projects for kids

These heart art projects include beautiful keepsakes that you can use all year long, fun cards to make for everyone on your Valentine's Day list, and lots of process art techniques to try. You're going to have a blast putting hearts on everything to celebrate Valentine's Day!

We also have a collection of heart crafts and activities for kids that you might like to browse through.

Heart art ideas for Valentine's Day

If you enjoy fun art projects for kids like these, you might also like our list of easy pop art ideas.


Heart Art Projects from Messy Little Monster

We've done plenty of heart art projects over the years. From our clay bowls, rainbow hearts, heart mugs, keepsakes, and more, you're sure to find a project you'll love.


Paper Doily Heart Art

Doilies are terrific for crafting. Our Paper Doily Heart Art is a gorgeous wall-worthy piece of art that's made by using a doily and a fun painting technique that kids will love trying. It will make a wonderful DIY gift from the kids for a parent, grandparent, or teacher.

paper doily heart art project

Rainbow Heart Art

Kids will love this no-mess Rainbow Heart Art project inspired by My Color is Rainbow by Agnes Hsu. While it's a fun craft for Valentine's Day, it's one that you can make any time during the year. Turn your rainbow art into greeting cards or framed art.

rainbow heart art project

Clay Heart Bowl

Make a beautiful keepsake this Valentine's Day that you'll use all year long! Our Heart Shaped Air Dry Clay Bowl craft allows kids to decorate and personalize a cute and useful gift that they can be proud of. Using clay as a canvas takes this heart art to a whole new level! 

air dry clay bowl heart art

Valentine Heart Card

This colorful, gorgeous Homemade Valentine Heart Card makes a perfect holiday greeting for friends, teachers, siblings, parents, and anyone else on your Valentine's Day list! Color coffee filters with markers, spread the color, and use them to make the colorful backgrounds inside the heart cutouts on these fun cards.

Homemade Valentine heart card

Fingerprint Heart Poem

Teachers, our Fingerprint Heart on a mini canvas is a terrific Valentine's Day craft for the classroom. Parents will adore receiving this special keepsake made with their child's fingerprints. It's great for daycare centers, too!It looks great with lots of different color combinations and is easy to put together with a group of kids.

fingerprint heart art for kids

Pointillism Heart Art

Have fun with dots as you make this pointillism heart art! This heart themed pointillism art is a perfect opportunity to help your little ones learn more about art and have tons of fun! It comes with a heart printable, or if you are feeling creative you could draw your own hearts! 

Pointillism heart art

Marbled Shaving Cream Heart Art

We love shaving cream crafts here, like this Shaving Cream Heart Art ! It's a fun way to make swirly, twirly patterns on paper to cut into shapes and use on greeting cards, wrapping paper, and so much more.

shaving cream heart art

Heart Sharpie Mug

Talk about the perfect DIY gift for someone special! This beautiful Heart Heart DIY Sharpie Mug will make the recipient smile each morning while they enjoy their cup of coffee. Children of all ages can make these. Older kids can draw their hearts freehand, while you can use contact paper to make an easy template for younger kids.

DIY sharpie mug heart art for kids

Heart Painted Rocks

Make a set of conversation Heart Painted Rocks to gift to someone you love this Valentine's Day. Rock painting is fun for all the family and with these conversation hearts you can have fun coming up with some cute messages. 

Painted rocks heart art ideas

Heart Art Painting

You can't get much simpler than this Heart Art Painting for Toddlers! All you need is some red or pink paint, heart-shaped cookie cutters, and a crafty toddler just itching to create something. Stamp the hearts on paper, a canvas tote bag, or even craft paper to make some pretty wrapping paper for Valentine's Day.

heart art painting for toddlers and preschoolers

Watercolour Heart Art Painting

Keeping with the cookie cutter heart theme, this black glue and watercolor heart art project works so well. It looks really effective and is perfect for older children or even adults! 

watercolor heart art project


Heart Pop Art for Kids

Use the printable heart template to make your own pop art heart art Andy warhol style! Have fun colouring, painting and exploring contrasting colours as you create a piece of wall worthy heart art or a beautiful card to gift to a loved one. 

heart pop art for kids


Clay Footprint Heart Bowl

Make this beautiful Clay Footprint Heart Bowl as a treasured keepsake you love for years to come. It's the perfect project for a baby's first Valentine's Day, but toddler footprints will work just fine, too. What a cute way to remember those tiny little toes!

Air dry clay bowl footprint heart art

Heart Painting

Relax as you paint with watercolours with this easy heart painting. Children of all ages will love this simple painting technique and the completed heart art would look great on a greeting card or even framed.

Heart art projects for kids - easy heart  painting


Salt Painted Hearts

Have fun creating salt painted hearts using a fun salt painting technique. It is a fun and relaxing heart art activity that can be adapted for all ages depending on how much support is given. (Younger children will need help with the glue outline).

salt painted heart art


Fun Heart Art for Valentine's Day

We're just getting started! If you're looking for even more fun heart art projects to try this February, check out the sites below. You'll find plenty of cute, colourful heart art pieces to add to your crafting to-do list.

fun heart art projects for kids

Q-Tip Painted Heart Art

For a quick and fun heart art project, try these Q-Tip Painted Hearts by Projects with Kids. Kids enjoy the pointed effect of painting with q-tips because you can create all sorts of colorful patterns and designs.

q tip painted heart art


Mosaic Heart Chalk Art

Head outdoors to create some art that will brighten the day of everyone in your neighborhood who passes by! This Mosaic Heart Art by Bilingual Beginnings is a stunning piece made with sidewalk chalk and masking tape.

Chalk mosaic heart art


Tissue Paper Heart

Let the kids make a beautiful piece of decor for your home this February. Artsy Fartsy Mama's Tissue Paper Heart Art is gorgeous. Kids can get lots of fine motor practice scrunching and placing the tissue paper. The big heart will look wonderful hanging on a door or wall.

tissue paper heart art


Hand on Heart Tree

This Hand-on-Heart Tree by Mombrite incorporates both handprint art and fingerprint art into one pretty project. Remember those tiny fingerprints and handprints just the way they are with this fun piece of artwork. It's a nice one for the scrapbook!

heart tree art project for kids


String Heart Art

String art is such a creative process! Grab your hammer, nails, and string to make this gorgeous String Heart Art by How We Learn. Kids will love helping you hammer in the nails and wrapping the string around the nails to shape the heart. This piece of art will look great in your home all year long.

string heart art project


Heart Resist Painting

This Heart Art Resist Painting by Twitchetts is a wonderful process art project with a fun twist. Using both white and black oil pastels to draw the hearts creates dramatically different final results, both of which are beautiful. Make several prints to create a wall collage for Valentine's Day!

heart art resist painting

Matisse Valentine's Art

Learn about a famous artist this February. This Matisse Heart Art Project from 123 Homeschool 4 Me is a terrific example of exploring and using Matisse's style to create some beautiful heart art for the home. Matisse is known for using cutout shapes, and what better shape for February than hearts?

matisse heart art for kids


Chalk Pastel Hearts

Create electrifying-looking hearts using the techniques in this tutorial for Chalk Pastel Heart Art by Projects with Kids. Drawing with the pastels on a dark black background makes the colors look like they're glowing. This project can get a little messy, but it's so worth it to see the bright, vivid colors.

chalk pastel heart art

Crepe Paper Heart Wreath

This Crepe Paper Heart Wreath by Artsy Craftsy Mom is another pretty decoration that'll look great hanging on your door or wall. It's similar to the tissue paper heart above, but this one is made on a heart wreath form. We love the bold color combination of pinks, purple, and teal!

crepe paper heart wreath craft


DIY Heart Stamps

Make your own DIY Heart Stamps to make pretty cards, wrapping paper, or even stamp canvas bags and plain notebooks to give as gifts. This is a simple and fun tutorial by Natural Beach Living that makes it easy to create lots of different heart-patterned DIY gifts.

diy heart stamps to create heart art projects


Black Glue Heart Art

Working with black glue is a simple way to give an ordinary craft project that extra wow factor. This stunning Black Glue Colourful Heart Art by I Heart Crafty Things for Red Ted Art is a great example of turning ordinary colours and shapes into eye-popping art that you'll be proud to display on your walls.

black glue heart art for kids

Heart Caterpillar Card

How sweet is this Heart Caterpillar Card by Artsy Momma? It's simple enough for your toddlers! All you need is some paper, conversation heart stickers, googly eyes, and markers. You could even try this with the large edible Conversation Hearts if you can't find the stickers. 

Caterpillar heart craft

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Heart art ideas for kids

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