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Van Gogh Sunflowers Craft for Preschoolers

Introduce children to a famous artist for kids with this fun, simple van gogh sunflowers craft. This famous artists project recreates the iconic sunflowers in a new, differetn, and easy flower craft for preschoolers!

Introduce children to a famous artist for kids with this fun, simple van gogh sunflowers craft. This famous artists project recreates the iconic sunflowers in a new, differetn, and easy flower craft for preschoolers!

Van Gogh Sunflowers

It is never too early to help kids develop an appreciation for art.¬† Introducing¬†famous artists for kids early helps kids no develop a prejudice about the way art¬†should look like, but rather enjoy the unique style the artist composed. Plus their are so many styles, children will feel good about their unique creations without feeling bad they don’t look¬†good enough. This¬†van gogh sunflowers art project is one of my favorite. I love the cheery sunflowers in various shades of bright yellow and orange! This time we are going to re-create this masterpiece with simple construction paper, scissors, and glue for a stunning introduction to VIncent Van Gogh and his Sunflowers!

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Van Gogh Sunflowers Art Project

All you need to make this famous artist project are a few simple materials you probabaly already have on hand:

  • construction paper – brown, blue, yellow, orange
  • scissors
  • glue

Van Gogh Sunflowers Art Project

Van Gogh Art Project

Start by folding yellow or orange paper in half and cutting it into strips. The size of the paper doesn’t really matter, just know each folded strip is a petal in your sunflower project.

Cut circles or half circles out of brown or black construction paper to be the center of the flower.

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Sunflowers Craft for Preschoolers

Now glue the folded, cut yellow or orange strips onto the flower center so they form a ray out.

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Flower Craft for Preschoolers

Continue gluing the folded strips until you’ve covered the entire semi circle and they are all securely attached.

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Turn over to reveal the pretty sunflower you’ve created. the folded strips give the flowers a little dimmension so it odesn’t look so flat. Making some of the flowers with only half makes it look like you are looking at them from different perspectives and angles.

Van Gogh Art Project

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Now repeat with another flower in a slightly different color of yellow or orange.

Sunflowers Craft for Preschoolers

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This time we used a circle in the middle and glued the petals around the entire center of the sunflower.

Flower Craft for Preschoolers

Here is the pretty sunflower head with orange.

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Repeat various times to make differetn looking sunflowers in various shades of yellow, orange, or red.

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Now cut out a vase shape from a piece of construction paper. With this you can make it look just like Van Gogh’s artwork or make your own changes. Then arrange the sunflowers you want to use and your vase on a blue (or othe rcolor) piece of constrution paper and add stems and leaves with markers or colored pencil.

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Here is your finished work of art! I think it is a great way to recreate a version of a famous piece of art that kids will have fun making. Plus it is simple and cheery.

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Crafts for Kids

To help you get started, here are some of our favorite kids crafts.

Make pretty Van Gogh sunflowers craft to learn about this famous artist with an easy flower craft for preschoolers!

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 123Homeschool4Me.com and kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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