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Claude Monet, artist and painter of the Impressionist art movement. With flowers being one of his favorite subjects, our recent trip to the local tulip festival inspired us to create a pretty little tulip that Monet himself would be proud of. We loved working on this Monet inspired art project for kids and I hope you do too!
Since Monet’s paintings focused more on what the scene he was painting said to him rather than replicating the scene before him, my little art students created their own idea of what colors and patterns of their tulip would look like.
Nothing says spring like rows and rows of colorful tulips, right?! As the kids walked through the beautiful flowers, they pointed out all the different colors, shapes and patterns and noted that no two tulips were alike. The kids had so much fun gathering ideas for their tulip art masterpiece.
Monet and flowers go hand in hand and the kids were so excited to begin working on their Monet inspired art project! Check out our fun and easy tulip project below.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Have the kids paint their tulips in the colors of their choice. I loved seeing the creativity shine through each child as they chose the colors and patterns to paint for their tulips.
Allow the paint on the tulips to dry completely before the next step.
Using a foam brush, apply a light coat of Mod Podge across the tulip.
Using the eraser end of a pencil, twist small squares of tissue paper around it and attach it to the Mod Podge covered tulip. Make several of these little tissue twists since the kids will be using them to fill up their entire tulip.
Attach tissue twists to the tulip and allow to dry.
And there you have it! A fun and simple Monet inspired art project for kids. I loved seeing the creativity flow through the budding artists as they learned a bit about Monet and I hope it inspires them to learn about other great artists as well!
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For the other Famous Artist projects check this out