Here are two Earth Day heart art activities children of every age will love, love, love to do. As with most of my activities, they use easy-to-find supplies and are inexpensive to make. And best of all, they are open-ended process art projects where every child can succeed, and each result is beautiful.
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Supplies To Collect
Gather the following supplies for the earthy art activities:
- white paper towel roll
- water-based markers
- green and blue food coloring or liquid watercolors
- paint pots or baby food jars
- white cardstock paper
- eyedroppers or pipettes
- spray bottle with water
- glue sticks
- glue gun
- plastic tablecloth
Eyedropper Heart Earth Art
Trace and cut out large hearts from paper towel sheets. It works out well for the center of the hearts to overlap the tear portion of the towels.
Mix a few drops of blue food coloring in small jars or paint pots filled with water. Do the same with green.
Set out one paper towel heart and pot of green and blue food coloring on a covered table for each participant, along with eye droppers or pipettes.
Invite participants to drop colored water all over their hearts. They’ll enjoy the way this technique spreads color over the towels.
After having dried, help each child tear the painted paper towel shapes on the tear line.
Have everyone write the words “I Love Earth” on a cardstock strip. A drawn red heart can be substituted for the word “Love.”
Then invite them to glue their top and bottom heart sections with the word strip positioned in the middle to a cardstock sheet of paper slightly bigger than the heart and word design.
Alternately, the hearts can stay as one unsplit shape, and the cardstock strip words can be glued above each heart on the paper.
Sprayed Marker Heart Earth Art
Use the same-sized paper towel hearts for this second art project.
Set out a heart and a green and blue water-based marker for each participant on a covered table. Have everyone color most or all of their hearts in patches of green and blue.
Fill a spray bottle with water.
Have participants take turns spraying their hearts with just enough water to wet their designs thoroughly. This is the part everyone will most likely love the most.
Or each child can use a pipette to drop water on their projects, also very satisfying.
Let the decorated, water-applied hearts dry.
Finish the project in one of the same two ways as with the first art activity.
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Pick one or both of these Earth Day Heart Art projects to make and display for April 22 or to do any time of the year!
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© Annette Kaminsky April 2, 2022
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