Create some beautiful art work with kids, inspired by the great Van Gogh, using just paint, fingers and paper! Easy, child-centred, open-ended and stunning!
|Vincent Van Gogh- The Starry Night|
Later we came back to add more layers of print over the top, to create further dimension and detail to the swirly night sky. This time she poured a darker blue straight onto the baking sheet and repeated the process.
We added gold for some reflection of the stars and moon and by the time we had finished we had about 4 layers of print over the top of each other. The results were stunning!
These are going to be framed in pride of place in our home near our creative area. This art was very much inspired by Van Gogh and not an attempt to copy his picture in any way, thus leaving the focus on developing artistic skills with an open-ended result, not aiming for a finished carbon-copy.
We will definitely be returning to this easy-peasy finger printing method with lots of other bright colours very soon. I feel a huge, collaborative wall art project coming on!
Pop: 2 years 5 months
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Emma @mummymummymum says
I love this Anna, brilliant! We didn’t quite manage anything this month. xx
Crafting Play says
The print is beautiful. What a great idea 🙂
Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum says
Wonderful – I love the colours and the texture it looks to have
What a great idea and so good for them to be able to do it all themselves and enjoy the process, definitely going to give this a go with my 2 year old, she’d love it. Ellie
Great idea-one of mine would love to get his hands into paint. You may know but there is a new “Katie” book, by James Mayhew, in which this picture features. It is called. I think, Katie and the Starry night.
I love this idea! I would also love to know what art books you like. I’m not much of an art buff myself and so I feel a little lost thinking about how to introduce my little ones to great art!
Oh Anna, you are AMAZING (but I think you knew that anyway!!) – I love this project. So cool. Love how it is 100% preschooler perfect and how beautiful the final result is. Brilliant. Love. Can’t wait to have go with my two!
So pleased you are co-hosting Kids Get Arty!
Momand Kiddo says
Oh, I love, love, love this so much!
love how the art was inspired by not a replica of the original – looks great fun!