Sacred Heart Art Project For Catholic Kids

The Sacred heart of Jesus and Immaculate heart of Mary are both beautiful images and full of symbolism! They are one of my favorite Catholic devotions, and I just love all the different artistic takes on these images, especially the colorful and fun versions from the Latin community. I have been fascinated by these images since I was a little girl, and I thought a good way to teach my kids about them was to do a fun art project. I have to say, we had a lot of fun making these! You can find all of my Sacred heart resources for kids here, but lets check out how to make your own Sacred heart art project for kids. 

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Supplies Needed For Thumbprint Sacred Heart Project

  • Various colors of ink pads (we found ours at the dollar spot at Michael’s)
  • Colored pens (We used a variety. For the hearts we used these pens, and for drawing on the black paper we used this brand of get pens, which are my favorite!.)
  • White paper or card stock
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Red and/or black paper or card stock 
  • Images of the Sacred and Immaculate hearts for inspiration

You may also find my video on how to draw the Sacred and Immaculate hearts useful to get started. 

Symbols Of Sacred Heart

  • Crown of thorns around
  • Flames coming out of top
  • Also cross at top

Symbols Of Immaculate Heart

  • Roses around
  • Sword through
  • 7 swords through becomes Seven Sorrows Of Mary

If you are looking for some colorful inspiration when it comes to interpreting Sacred and Immaculate hearts, I fully suggest checking out the Crafty Chica! Her stuff is so fun and colorful. She has some beautiful Sacred and Immaculate heart cupcakes here

First, gather up your supplies. To start with we used these pens.

Start by dipping your thumb in the ink, and pressing 2 big prints that overlap to form a heart shape.

You can use a large variety of colors! Be sure to spread the hearts out so you have plenty of space around them to doodle designs. You can start doodling around the hearts with your colored pens based on the symbols of the Sacred and Immaculate hearts. 


Let the kids stamp their hearts and start doodling! This is a super fun project for them.

Here are some of my Sacred and Immaculate heart doodles. This is really addictive! You will just want to keep drawing more!

The kids also came out with some really cute designs!

Once we were finished with our drawings, we cut around them with scissors and glued them onto cardstock rectangles framed with red cardstock. Then we used the gel pens to write prayers to the Sacred and Immaculate hearts on them. I love how they write on black paper!

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These would be perfect to give out or mail for St. Valentine’s day or anytime really!

Here are some Sacred and Immaculate hearts that the kids drew.

I thought Anabelle’s hearts were so precious!!!

Here is Julian’s favorite pair that he drew. 

Lydia drew this set and I love them, too, especially the fire on this one!

We really did enjoy this Catholic art project for kids so much! Hope your kids do, too!

You can find all of my Sacred and Immaculate heart resources for kids here.

The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and you can find my other resources for celebrating June feast days with kids here. 
The month of August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and you can find my other resources for celebrating August feast days with kids here.

Also, check out my at home VBS program with a Sacred and Immaculte Heart theme. So fun!

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!