Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Heart Blotto Valentines

We made Heart Blotto Valentines! They turned out simply gorgeous! (keep reading to see more that we made!) Paint Blottos are always a Fun process and create a Wonderful result!  We created our Blottos on a heart shape since we were going to create them into Valentines.


To create a Heart blotto all you need is:
 Heart Shaped paper
Brushes
Tempera paint


To begin, fold your heart in half so you form a crease in the middle of the heart.  Then use a paint brush to put paint blobs or shapes on one side of the paper.


Then, refold the paper and rub gently over the outside so that the paint transfers to the other side.


When you open the paper you'll have something like this below.  You can keep adding paint each time you reopen the paper. You want to put wet paint blobs so that the paint will transfer.  If the paint is dry tit will not print on the other side.


We made a bunch of hearts of all different sizes.  Making blottos is very addicting! Cassie was having fun using her imagination to tell me what the blottos looked like (lots of faces, trees, angels, and more!)
Paint Cut Paste did a whole post on imagining images in their blottos and naming them! Check out the post here.


After the blottos were dry,  we glued them on red, pink, or any valentine color.  Then we cut around the heart,  but made sure to leave an edge to create a frame around the painted blotto.  As you can see, we used some of our fancy scissors to create a more elegant touch! I LOVE these! What do you think?


I know we'll be creating more Heart Blottos soon!  They make very unique Valentines! You could create a message on the back and send them to all  your valentines!


Blottos are fun to make when creating Butterflies like Tinkerlab did in this post !

Have Fun Making Blottos!



This post is linked to: It's Playtime, Link and Learn, Show and tell

33 comments:

  1. haha, we just made these & like you ended up w/tons! Once they start they just can't stop!! They are gorgeous! I like the idea of turning them into Valentine's - we could make use of the many we have here now! Thanks for that idea.

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    1. They are so fun...I'm definitely addicted to making these! You haven't seen the last of these blottos! Thank you and can't wait to see your take on it! I'm sure they will be beautiful!

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  2. These are so pretty! We could use these on our Valentine's Tree!

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    1. Thank you Tricia! They would look great on a Valentine's day! We need a Valentine Tree!

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  3. Those are very pretty! Great idea for Valentine day!

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  4. I forget about the "simple" things somtimes!!!! These are great and so easy, just the extra step I needed to use today in our second grade art project! I mentioned you here :)
    http://www.ourartlately.blogspot.com/2012/01/heartwork-project-1.html
    thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Yes the simple things always are the best! As an art teacher, it is easy to forget simple ideas! Your Hearts with second grade turned out wonderful! Thanks for sharing and glad to inspire you!

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  5. These are beautiful !! And isnt it so addicting? :) I love that its so simple yet looks gorgeous:))

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  6. I love how colorful these are, and so simple! We will have to make some :)

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    1. Thanks! I hope you have fun making these.....your girls will have a blast!

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  7. Those are really pretty! A great way to easily make a bunch of valentines without making it feel like too much work. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Joyce! Yes, it is a great way to make beautiful hearts in great quantities! Your welcome!

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  8. I just learned the name of this technique from you! Cool! This is a perfect craft for my daughter.

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    1. Great Rebekah! I'm sure your daughter will Love this activity!

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  9. These came out really cool! What a great idea for Valentine cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. They turned out really well, a lovely craft that my daughter would love.

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  11. What a nice simple way to make a lot of colorful handmade valentines at one time! I'll definitely have to try this with my girls, they would make a nice garland I think :)

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    1. Thanks Aleacia! Your girls will love doing this and garland sounds like a spectacular idea! Can't wait to see your Heart Blotto Garland!!

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  12. These are so pretty! I love the effect!

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  13. Such a great idea, Melissa!! We're crazy for V-day, too, and have to try this.

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    1. Thanks Rachelle! We will have more to share with this idea.....so stay tuned. Love hearts and valentine's day projects.

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  14. My preschooler will love making these hearts! I just pinned them! I'm a new follower here(found you from Teach Preschool Fun Friday)!

    Lisa
    Criss-Cross Applesauce

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    1. Welcome Lisa! Thanks for the pin! Teach Preschool is wonderful!

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    2. I just shared your Heart Blotto Valentines on my blog with a link back to you. This is such a great idea I know others will enjoy it! Thanks again for sharing!

      Lisa
      Criss-Cross Applesauce, Friday's High Five: Valentine Math Activities

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