Valentine’s Heart Op Art for Kids

This Heart Op Art is a great technique for kids to try this Valentine’s Day! We used quick drying Kwik Stix to get those vibrant colors – and right now I have a GIVEAWAY on my Facebook page – so keep reading for more information!

Valentine's Heart Op Art for Kids - using quick drying Kwik Stix!

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If you’re a regular here, you’ll know that we LOVE Kwik Stix! We “introduced” these mess free paint sticks over a year ago, and we’ve also used them for dot art, resist art – and much more!Valentine's Heart Op Art for Kids - using quick drying Kwik Stix!

 

I’ve added this list before – but I think it’s worth repeating! Here are the essential things to know about Kiwk Stix:

  • Non-toxic
  • Great range of colors
  • Twist up sticks (like a glue stick!)
  • Great for stocking stuffers
  • Solid tempera paint
  • They are gluten free – and also egg, peanut, dairy and soy free!
  • Available in store at Michaels and Walgreens, and online at Amazon.com
  • Works on paper, wood, cardboard and more
  • And the most important fact – they dry in 90 seconds!

And yes, we HAVE tested how quickly they dry! The quick dry makes them perfect for classrooms, crafty playdates, and more!

I decided to use Kwik Stix to make a heart canvas just in time for Valentine’s Day. My son is rather Minecraft obsessed right now, so I just knew he would love this style of Op Art (Optical Art) because of the blocks!

I divided a 10×10″ canvas into squares with a pencil and ruler. Then I used a template to add the heart.Valentine's Heart Op Art for Kids - using quick drying Kwik Stix!

Then I invited F to come and complete some of the squares.Valentine's Heart Op Art for Kids - using quick drying Kwik Stix!

The colors are so vibrant! And although this art project would work fine with paints, you would have to wait for the paint to dry if you wanted to color adjoining squares. With Kwik Stix it’s so much quicker!

My son liked this art project – but even for him this was too many squares to complete in one session. But we worked together over a few days and finally, it was done! (And yes – I did have to fill in a few gaps!)

Valentine's Heart Op Art for Kids - using quick drying Kwik Stix!

 

We were both really happy with how this heart op art canvas turned out. It’s not super cutesy and I think my son appreciated that!

Valentine's Heart Op Art for Kids - using quick drying Kwik Stix!

So if you’re looking for a mess-free art material for your own kids, then Kwik Stix is the answer! 

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