The fun (and messy) quickie lesson took two sessions, but turned out to be a lot tougher for my 2nd graders than I expected, though in the end everyone was successful and happy, and the hallway display got rave reviews!
The kids began by choosing 2 colors of tissue paper, and cutting out hearts (this was a hard part). We used our papier-mache paste ("art paste") to glue them down with a paintbrush.
We completed these by selecting a construction paper mat for a border, and then using a thin Sharpie and other thin markers to write things we love, and to add more design and color. I was tickled at how many kids wrote "I love art" or "I love my art teacher". Some of their spelling is pretty funny, but I really likeD what they wrote. A lot of them wrote "I love myself"! I guess they have pretty strong self-images. Hmmm...
Here's the bunch of them all displayed together on one hallway bulletin board.
I hope you enjoyed this 'vintage' lesson from my blog!