This project I have done with 2nd and 3rd. I show a PowerPoint with all Dine’s various hearts. Then the kids use mixed media to create there own. The kids are very creative. One year we started in tempera and then added finished designs with oil pastels. Last year we used squirt bottles full of tempera to outline and add finishing touches. When the bottles got near empty they splatter paint and the kids liked that effect.
Another project I have done, and thought was successful, was using tissue paper pieces/squares to decorate a background. Then the kids would take black oil pastel and and draw a big heart. I also gave them white oil pastel to add a highlight. This project is inspired specifically by Dine’ confetti heart. Sadly, I can’t seem to kind a picture of this project
Just imagine colored tissue paper glued down with black drawn on top. I guess Dine’s will have to do…hehe