Explore sunflowers with Monet inspired art project that is perfect for many ages and budgets to try! This do-able flower art activity is a simple way to dive into Impressionism and learn a little about art history. All you need is our free printable sunflowers template and a few oil pastels and watercolors to create your own masterpiece!

Monet Art Activity for Kids



Tip: Don’t have these specific art supplies? Use what you have and create your own masterpiece!

Click here to get your free printable Monet sunflower template!


  • Sunflowers printable
  • Cotton swabs
  • Oil pastels
  • Watercolors
  • Paintbrush


STEP 1. Print Monet Sunflowers.

You may also enjoy Monet’s Bridge Art Project.

STEP 2. Use oil pastels to color the flowers, vase, and tablecloth.


STEP 3. Rub the oil pastels with cotton swabs to soften the look and blend the strokes.


STEP 4. Paint the background with watercolors.

TIP: Try making homemade watercolors here.



Claude Monet was a French artist who loved to draw as a child. Monet’s use of light in his artwork was unique as he tried to capture the changing colors of light. He used various vibrant colors and painted quickly using short brushstrokes.


Monet was considered an impressionist. Impressionism is a style of painting that began in France in the early 1860s when artists started painting art outside rather than in the studio. They wanted to capture specific moments in time, and because the light conditions kept changing, they had to work very quickly.

Impressionists did not try to capture a picture of real life but rather an impression of what a person, object, atmosphere, or landscape looked like to them at that time.

Monet chose several different types of flowers for his still-life works, including sunflowers, which were among his most popular works. With our printable sunflower template below, you can create your own Monet impressionist art. Let’s get started!

Why Study Famous Artists?

Studying the artwork of the masters not only influences your artistic style but even improves your skills and decisions when creating your own original work.

It is great for kids to be exposed to different styles of art, experiment with different mediums, and techniques through our famous artist art projects.

Kids may even find an artist or artists whose work they really like and will inspire them to do more of their own artwork.

Why is learning about art from the past important?

  • Kids who are exposed to art have an appreciation for beauty!
  • Kids who study art history feel a connection to the past!
  • Art discussions develop critical thinking skills!
  • Kids who study art learn about diversity at a young age!
  • Art history can inspire curiosity!


Helpful Art Resources To Get You Started

Here are a few resources to help you introduce art more effectively to your kids or students and feel confident when presenting materials. You’ll find helpful free printables throughout.

Printable Famous Artist Pack

You’ll find each of our famous artists featured in our Famous Artists Project Pack 👇  including a bonus Andy Warhol Coloring Book!

22+ artists and growing with unique projects not available on the website!