Sunday, 1 May 2016

Claude Monet inspired Water Lilies

Using Claude Monet's Water Lilies paintings as our inspiration we created our own Water Lilies painting using a paper plate and cupcake liners. This simple piece of artwork is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers but older kids would enjoy it too. 
Claude Monet inspired water lilies art for kids.  Exploring famous artists for toddlers and preschoolers.

This month we are hosting an 'Exploring Famous Artists' series. Keep checking back as each day we will be adding new activities inspired by famous artists. 



To make a piece of Monet inspired artwork you will need:



  • finger paints (green and blue)
  • paper plate 
  • cupcake liners (green, white and pink)



How we created our Monet inspired Water Lilies painting


Daisy (21 months) loved getting messy as she painted a paper plate using blue and green finger paints.  


Finger painting technique for toddlers and preschoolers.  A simple paper plate pond craft.

While she was busy painting I made the lily pads. Inspired by the lily pads 'A Little Pinch Of Perfect' used on their Monet artwork I decided to make our lily pads from cupcake liners.   I cut a triangle out of green cupcake liners to make them look like lily pads. 


Claude Monet inspired Water Lilies.  Exploring famous artists for kids. A simple craft for toddlers and preschoolers.

I helped Daisy glue the lily pads to the paper plate pond and then we added some white and pink lilies.  To make the Lilies I cut off the outer edge of the pink and white cupcake liners and then snipped towards the middle to create petals. I scrunched them up a bit and Daisy helped to stick them down. 


A paper plate pond and water lilies craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Explore famous artists with kids.  Claude Monet inspired water lilies.





Claude Monet inspired water lilies paper plate craft for kids.

Our water lily painting was quick and easy to make but quite effective I think! This artwork is part of our 'Exploring Famous Artists' series.  Click on the image below to be inspired by more famous artists. 

Exploring famous artists.  Art projects for kids.

Daisy (21 months) 
Claude Monet inspired art for kids. A simple paper plate pond craft with water lilies for toddlers and preschoolers. Exploring famous artists.

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