First Graders learned about warm colors and used them for the sky, they used cool colors to color in the hand. We added a little glitter around the heart for some sparkle!
Second grade made Valentine trees that we painted with black paint, then worked on cutting out small colorful hearts for leaves, and mounted them on a Valentine-colored paper.
The third graders worked on positive and negative space hearts. We used two colors (white and red) of paper and made the hearts on one side show positive space and on the back show negative space. When you flipped over the heart, you saw the opposite colors on the other side! I know it sounds complicated, but it really wasn't too bad.
Fifth grade used watercolor pencils to make a tie-dye effect on their pictures. Watercolor pencils are AMAZING because it's watercolor paint all closed up cleanly inside of a colored pencil. Just color, add water, and you have a painting with very little mess!
I am so proud of all of our students on their projects. What a cool way to celebrate Valentine's Day!