Explore sunflowers with a Van Gogh inspired art project that is perfect for many ages and budgets to try! This totally do-able flower activity is a simple way to dive into the famous artists and learn a little bit about art history in the process. All you need is our free printable sunflowers template, and watercolor paints to create your own masterpiece!
VINCENT VAN GOGH SUNFLOWERS FOR KIDS
VINCENT VAN GOGH
Vincent van Gogh was born in the Netherlands in 1853. He is one of the world’s most famous painters, but when he was alive, he was not very famous at all. Van Gogh used painting as a way to express his emotions. He
once said “If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”
He was most famous for paintings titled Starry Night, The Bedroom, Irises and Sunflowers.
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WHY DO ART WITH KIDS?
Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!
Art is a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.
Art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.
Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!
Art, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences.
In other words, it’s good for them!
- Sunflower printable
- Colored paper
- Glue stick
- Paper bag
- Pipe cleaners
STEP 1: Print the sunflowers and vase templates. You can use colored paper to print your vase,
or paint it with watercolors.
STEP 2: Paint the sunflowers with watercolor paints.
STEP 3: Cut out your flowers.
STEP 4: Cut your paper bag to fit the shape of the vase and glue it to your background page.
STEP 5: Glue your flowers in place and then add your pipe cleaner stems to finish your project.
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SUNFLOWER ART PROJECT FOR KIDS
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