Van Gogh Starry Night Inspired Yarn Craft for Kids (printable included)

Introduce kids to the wonderful world of art with this innovative and fun technique!  Starry Night is a masterpiece by the great artist Vincent Van Gogh that you can recreate by following our simple step by step directions. Using our awesome 'The Starry Night' printable kids will feel like mini-artists as they make their own Van Gogh Starry Night yarn craft! This is such a fun famous artists art project for kids to try.

Van Gogh Starry Night Inspired Yarn Craft for Kids (printable included)

Vincent Van Gogh is a well know Dutch artist that became famous after he died. He painted over 900 paintings, but 'The Starry Night' which he painted in 1889 is one of his most famous paintings.

The swirling sky, stars and moon along with the village below and large tree to the front make this piece of artwork a fun painting to recreate.

Recreating 'The Starry Night' using yarn produces an interesting effect. To make your own starry night masterpiece grab our 'The Starry Night' template below along with some yarn and glue and follow our simple step by step directions.

Vincent Van Gogh The Starry Night for kids

If you are interested in trying out more artist-inspired crafts take a look at these Famous Artists Projects for Kids

If you would like to introduce Van Gogh and 'The Starry Night' to younger children take a look at our Painting on Foil craft that was inspired by 'The Starry Night'. You could also use the line drawing printable available to download at the bottom of this page as a colouring page for younger children. 

You might also like to take a look at our Van Gogh sunflower art for kids (plus this painting with spices version).

Van Gogh Starry Night Yarn Craft for kids!

Vincent Van Gogh The Starry Night art project for kids

Starry Night Craft Supplies:

  • Embroidery yarn (or any kind of yarn)
  • Glue
  • paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Starry Night printable

Starry Night Yarn Craft Directions

STEP 1: Prepare 'The Starry Night' printable.

Start by downloading our free 'The Starry Night' line drawing printable and print it out. (Link below!) I would suggest printing onto thick paper or thin cardstock. 

You might also want to take a look at and read a little about Vincent Van Gogh and 'The Starry Night' before you start this art project.  Discuss the shapes and colours Van Gogh used as well as thinking about what you like about the painting.

Vincent Van Gogh The Starry Night printable

STEP 2: Glue on yarn.

Now it's time to prepare your workstation! Gather all your supplies and let's start to make some art!

Take your 'The Starry Night' outline and cover it in glue. I'd recommend covering one section in glue at a time so the glue doesn't dry out. Then take yarn pieces and place the yarn into each section of the drawing.

Refer to the original 'The Starry Night' painting to help with colour choices. 

Vincent Van Gogh The Starry Night craft for kids

Van Gogh Inspired Art

Cut off any excess yarn with a small scissor if needed. Continue this process until your Starry Night yarn craft is complete!

Vincent Van Gogh for kids

The process of cutting and gluing the yarn will take quite a long time and is a little fiddly, but the result is totally worth it!
Vincent Van Gogh yarn craft for kids

Have fun recreating this beautiful ' The Starry Night' painting. Can you think of any other ways to use The Starry Night template to create your own masterpiece. You could try painting it or using oil pastels?!

Vincent Van Gogh The Starry Night yarn craft for kids

You can grab the printable for this Starry Night Craft at the bottom of the page. If you would like to find out a little more about Van Gogh you might like our Van Gogh printable pack

Van gogh for kids

We also have a huge famous artist bundle full of craft ideas, printables and information about 20 famous artists!

Van Gogh for kids


To download your Starry Night Outline printable for free click on the link below and use the discount code: vangogh. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

The starry night outline printable

We hope that you have fun using our 'The Starry Night' printable to make your own Van Gogh Starry Night yarn craft for kids! Enjoy!

Vincent Van Gogh The Starry Night yarn craft for kids (The Starry Night printable included). A fun famous artists art project for kids.

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