Valentine's Day Painting
This heart print makes the perfect simple and sweet gift for Valentine's Day! In this activity, your child will learn about basic math concepts such as geometry and repeating patterns through the artistic process as she creates unique, mosaic-like print art. Introduce her to the work of famous artists such as M.C. Escher and the technique of tessellation to help her find inspiration for her design.
This print art activity will not only encourage your child to apply mathematical concepts in a hands-on activity, but will also help her explore color and printmaking.
Did you know? A tessellation is a pattern in which the shapes fit next to each other without gaps or overlaps. It isn't possible to create a true, gapless tessellation with the shape of a heart, but you can get close!
What You Need:
- Paper in a light color (try pink or white)
- Tempera paint in red, blue, and white
- Paint brush
- Paint palette or washable tray
- 2 heart shaped paint sponges or rubber stamps