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Let love grow: A fun art project for Valentine’s

February 5, 2012
By Shikha Pasrija , Times-Republican

My daughters are getting really creative and have their own colormehappy workshop at home, which is not bad until you will know it includes cutting all important papers (tags, receipts, bills, mail and coupons - and painting all over the kitchen floor).

I told my older daughter the other day that art comes from the heart. You do what you feel like, there is nothing like right or wrong ... just let go and have no thoughts and create your own masterpiece.

One afternoon, I looked at her and the painted and scribbled kitchen floor ... and she says ... "Mom I am just trying to be creative and have no thoughts. See, I even shared and gave crayons to my little sister so she does not mess up with paints. Will you put this in your blog?"

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"Mine too, mommy," says the younger one. "Look at the sun and the moon and this and that scribbled all over the floor. Mom, we are doing teamwork!"

I smiled and walked out, thinking nothing happened. I sure should enjoy these few minutes of teamwork till they last ;)

All you need is


Card stock



Art paint brush

Draw a heart and trunk using pencil. Use heart stencil if needed.

Dip brush in colors of your choice and dab it on the paper (in heart shape) and fill the heart. Fill color in tree trunk and personalize using markers.

You can also fill the heart using markers, crayons, construction paper (mosaic art) or stickers.

Let love grow!


Shikha Pasrija has a passion for art. She has organized several successful art workshops which have been immensely popular both with kids and their families. Follow her blog at



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