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Vincent Van Gogh Inspired Art & Craft Activities for Kids
Let us explore the works of the legendary artist Vincent Van Gogh. We will see the paintings ‘The Starry Night’, ‘Sunflower’, and ‘Wheat Field After Rain’, learn about them, and will try to draw different versions of the same. We will explore and learn how to get things done the other way. The artworks will only be an inspiration, but the actual activity will emphasize individual thoughts about the paintings. We will let kids and toddlers think about the painting and make out their versions.
We will also explore different types of craft activities inspired by the same. Keep your learning spirit alive with our curated list of Vincent Van Gogh Inspired Activities for Kids like nspired by van gogh’s “sunflowers”, starry night by vincent van gogh, vincent van gogh’s “sunflowers”, field of poppies, clay artwork, starry night finger painting, mulberry tree collage, the starry village on a starry night, van gogh’s chair pop-ups, the starry night mural, 3/4th view portrait, melted crayons starry night art, van gogh’s bedroom, starry night remake, sunflowers, starry night ornaments, giant sunflower painting, kindergarten sunflower sketch and wheat field with crows.
So let’s get ahead, it’s going to be fun.
Vincent Van Gogh Inspired Activities for Kids
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Inspired by Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”
Make out a bunch of sunflowers using craft papers and straws. Sunflowers are happy flowers, considered to bring joy and happiness. Sunflowers are the most vibrant flowers that face the sun and reflect the sun’s warmth. This activity is very suitable to perform with the young ones on a bright sunny day. When the sun shines brightly, and the wind blows freely, kids learn more and grow more.
Starry Night By Vincent Van Gogh
Introduce your child to the most creative painting by the historical famous artist Vincent Van Gogh. This painting is about a starry night, drawn by the artist, it shows curly winds blowing on a lament night with stars, and a crescent moon shining in the sky. Kids will explore the weird imagination behind the painting and learn that it could also be interesting.
Vincent Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”
Try out this remake of Van Gogh’s famous painting of “Sunflowers”. The original is much more complicated, for kids, this painting is suitable to match their imagination and draw as per their choice. This is a good way to introduce famous artworks, and if they make their version they will be able to remember it for a long time. The painting is easy for kiddos, younger ones might need some assistance.
Field of Poppies
This painting is a makeover of Van Gogh’s painting ‘Field of Poppies’. Kids will find this painting much easier than the original one, the painting is simplified for kids to practice and learn. Everything has been painted with fingers, so get ready to have colorful fingers, and lots of fun.
It’s not exactly what it should be, but it’s a clay art of Van Gogh’s painting titled ‘Wheatfield After the rain’. If possible make use of the original painting and ask kids what they see in that painting, and according to that ask them to make the painting according to their imagination using clay. It going to be fun and exciting.
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Starry Night Finger Painting
Amazed? Well, this painting is exactly a copy of Van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’ instead it has been created using one’s imagination and creativity. Kids learn more and enhance their skills when they use their efforts to do the same things in their way, that’s the purpose of this sketch. Try out this activity with your kids and get some hands dirty.
Mulberry tree collage
Yeah, this is a collage of ‘The Mulberry Tree’ made by the legendary artist Vincent Van Gogh. The painting is a collage of different parts of the painting. It isn’t very clear but at the same an artistic wonder. If you have many kids around you then you can assign them to draw different parts of the original painting and see how it comes out.
The Starry Village On a Starry Night
This activity is also related to Van Gogh’s painting ‘The Starry Night’. This painting is a more creative and different version of the painting. There are houses, trees, and mountains added as extra to the painting. A child can use their imagination and creativity to make this painting. This will make everyone work together and enjoy.
Van Gogh’s Chair Pop-Ups
The chair and pipe is a famous painting by Van Gogh. The painting shows an empty chair and a pipe. But this painting is a pop-up one and can be made by kids for fun. As one opens the paper the chair rises up and outwards of the paper. Kids will widen their thought and skills through this unique activity.
The Starry Night Mural
Yes, this activity is about creating a large mural of Van Gogh’s ‘The Stary Night’. This activity requires teamwork, dedication, and concentration. The mural was created using paper strips of suitable colors, and sticking them in the direction of strokes in the painting. Try out this activity, it is going to be fun group work.
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3/4th View Portrait
This activity is about drawing a 3/4 view portrait inspired by one and only Vincent Van Gogh. Through his portrait which is in 3/4 view, a likewise portrait of another person could be drawn. Kids will get their hands on drawing a portrait drawing that will enhance their skills. The activity is suitable for 3rd graders or above.
Melted Crayons Starry Night Art
This idea is based on the Starry night art using melted crayons. This is a fun and creative way to recreate the same art, with kids involved it will be going to be a fun activity. The crayons are first grated and placed according to the art on an aluminum foil and then baked in the oven to melt the crayons. Kids will love to place grated crayons on aluminum foil, so have fun.
Van Gogh’s Bedroom
Try out the art titled ‘Bedroom in Arles’ created by Van Gogh. This is a remake of the same art, it just has been created using 3-D art techniques. Different shape paper pieces are stuck together to create the same art, but with varied appearances. This image shows the art having a bed, a window with curtains, and a mat. Try out the sketch with your young ones.
Starry Night Remake
In this activity, your child will make a remake of ‘The Starry Night’ art. As in the original painting, there is a Cyprus tree that looks like flames of fire, in this sketch the trees are actually drawn like flames of fire. Kids are free to use their unique thought and create something new.
Let us draw and practice Van Gogh’s sunflowers with variations. The legendary artist and his arts are sources of knowledge. This activity will make kids practice the art their way, with their ideas and thoughts it will be easier for them to learn. By changing the vase, the colors of flowers, and the texture we will be able to create new pieces of art. Keep trying and invent something new.
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Starry Night Ornaments
This activity depicts ornaments designed inspired by the art ‘The Starry Night’. These ornaments are outstanding and are made using foam balls. Clay is used to making stars and moons, and show curly strokes of paint. All three balls depict different parts of the painting, and ribbons are attached to each of the three balls. Try out this interesting sketch with your toddlers and have fun.
Giant Sunflower Painting
This activity is inspired by the ‘Sunflower’ painting. Suitable for 1st graders the activity will bring a lot of fun, and learning. Ask you your kids to paint the sunflower, introduce to them the original painting, and ask them to draw what you imagine. With deep work and concentration, kids will come up with great art.
Kindergarten Sunflower Sketch
Make your kindergartner aware of the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh. One of them is the ‘Sunflower’ painting. This activity is about allowing the kindergarteners to remake the same painting using their creativity and thoughts. The activity is beneficial in learning about the works of the legendary artist, and his works. Let us see what they come up with.
Wheat Field With Crows
So what is the other way to create Van Gogh’s same painting? He used oil pastel colors and a knife to make this painting. Although this painting is not the original one, close, the painting makes it easier for kids. The scene is about the wheat field and crows, oil pastels of the colors blue, golden yellow, and brown are used that have created such a beautiful scene. Enjoy creating!
In this article, we explored different versions of some of the many arts made by one and only Vincent Van Gogh. By drawing inspired by the works of famous artists, we can make kids learn about them as well as their work. Engaging in the activities with kids creates a growth atmosphere, that leads to the overall growth of every individual. I hope every individual had fun and enjoyed doing the activities.
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