Are you familiar with Jim Dine? He is a 76 year old American pop artist. He has done, among other things, many paintings of hearts. You can see some examples of his work here and here.
As you probably know, I used to be a 4th/5th grade teacher in my past life. I follow several teacher blogs and am always on the lookout for art I can do with Trevor. I've seen a couple of teachers do projects based on Jim Dine's hearts, but it was Lori Keihl's Fun Art 4 Kids that finally inspired me. Lori's students used both crayon and watercolors to make their hearts, which is just what I wanted to do with Trevor.
We started by tracing a heart onto white paper. We outlined the hearts with a thick black crayon.
warming tray. (Love that thing!)
Here are our finished projects. Mine:
I love how they turned out. What fun to make a cool project and learn more about the artist who influenced it!