Van Gogh is one of my favourite artists and I find his work both colouful and bold. He loved painting sunflowers and did a range of different still life paintings featuring these colourful flowers.
I want to start encouraging children to enjoy, explore and form an opinion about art. As it is Autumn (Fall) here in the northern hemisphere I decided that using some leaves would be a great starting point for making some Van Gogh inspired sunflower art!
Creating your Van Gogh Sunflowers
Collect some different coloured leaves, look for different colours and textures. You can also include sticks, acorns or stones as part of your artwork. Once you have gathered these together, try setting out the leaves to make different sunflower shapes. As you can see we used some stones to keep some of our flowers from being blown away in the wind.
We also made a larger sunflower and left that to the elements. It was interesting to go back the next day and see that our larger flower was gone and only part of the smaller flower remained.
Why not try making more artwork made with leaves, flowers and berries? Or add some twigs, sticks or pebbles for more textures and patterns. Just remember to check that the natural materials you use are safe to touch and always wash your hands after handling them as well.
It’s time again for another fantastic month of alphabet fun with the 31 Days of ABC! All this month you can look forward to 31 more days of activities, crafts, books, apps, and more, all dedicated to teaching young children the alphabet.
I am so happy to be working with an amazing group of kid bloggers, who will be sharing their ideas with us in the coming days. So join us as we jump, skip, hop, and read our way through the alphabet this October!
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