Georgia O' keeffe Inspired Flower Painting for Kids

Motivate your little one's and develop their artistic skills all whilst teaching a little art history with this awesome Georgia O'Keeffe flower painting for kids!

Georgia O'Keeffe flower painting for kids

This beautiful flower painting for kids inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings is a hands-on activity to encourage art as a way of expression. It can help children to develop visual perception and learn about colours and shapes. 

A few facts about Georgia O'keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe was an American artist born in Wisconsin in 1887. She is often considered the "Mother of American modernism." Georgia O'Keeffe is best known for her large-scale paintings of colourful and bright flowers, with an attention to detail that wasn't often seen at the time in such large impressions. 

Although her most popular and well known paintings are her vivid interpretation of flowers and plants, Georgia's body of artwork is large and diverse. She often painted landscapes, inspired by the city of New York and her beloved New Mexico. 

Georgia O'Keefe's artwork is still making waves to this day and her style and techniques are getting more and more appreciation as time goes on.

Georgia O'Keeffe flower painting art for kids

We love flower paintings and flower art and crafts and have a collection of bright and colourful  flower painting ideas for kids for you to browse through if you want to explore the idea further. If you want to find out about more famous artists like Georgia O Keeffe then check out our collection of famous artist art projects for kids. 

If you enjoy using watercolors then check out our full collection of watercolor painting for kids. You might also like to look at our list full of painting ideas for kids

Georgia O'keeffe flower painting for kids

Georgia O'Keeffe flower art supplies:

  • Flower printable
  • Watercolor paints
  • Black paint mixed with glue or a black oil pastel

Scroll down for the printable flower template that we used for this Georgia O'Keefe art project. 

Georgia O'Keeffe flower art instructions:

Before starting this flower painting art project take some time to look at Georgia O Keeffe's art as well as looking closely at some real flowers. Observe the small details in nature just like Georgia did in her flower paintings. 

STEP 1: Get your printable flower template ready.

Start this flower art project by downloading our free printable template of a flower inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe's work. Print out the template onto thick white paper or thin cardstock. 

Alternatively you may prefer to draw your own flower. If drawing your own flower try to fill the whole page with the flower design and add as much detail as you can. 

Georgia O'Keeffe flower painting template

STEP 2: Make your black glue.

Once you have your template ready to go, take your glue and mix it with black paint until you get a smooth mixture. Then, use this black glue and outline the flower with it.

If you don't have black glue another option is to go around the outline of the flower with a black oil pastel. 

Georgia O'Keeffe for kids

STEP 3: Use your watercolours.

Once you have the whole flower outlined with black glue, wait for it to dry and then take your watercolours and paint the flower. We decided to use shades of pink and purple.

Georgia O'Keeffe art for kids

STEP 4: Paint the background.

To finish up this flower painting, paint the background in a contrasting colour. We used a bright blue.

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Georgia O'Keeffe flower craft for kids

STEP 5: Display your Georgia O'Keeffe inspired flower painting.

It is such a stunning flower, isn't it? My kids loved working on this Georgia O'Keeffe art project and they were super proud of the result. I love how mindful the process was. 

flower craft for kids

The flower template used for this flower art project can be downloaded below. Alternatively you might like our Georgia O'Keeffe Art Pack available in our shop. This pack included printable directions for this craft, a list of 2 or 3 further crafts, an information page with facts about Georgia O'Keeffe and 2 artist study pages. 

Georgia O Keeffe facts and art for kids

If you are inspired by the work of Georgia O Keffe then you might also like this flower painting inspired by her art that we created for our book Fun Painting Projects for Kids.

Flower painting -Georgia O Keeffe

To find our more about our flower painting (and 60 other painting projects) check out our book - Fun Painting Projects for Kids.

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To download the Georgia O'Keeffe flower template for free click on the link below and use the discount code: flower. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

printable flower template

If you enjoy finding out about famous artists and doing art projects inspired by their work check out our famous artist printable bundle! We have included project ideas, artist studies and templates for 20 artists. 

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We hope that you enjoy creating this flower painting for kids as much as we have. Remember you can use any colours or even draw your own flower design as you take on this Georgia O'Keeffe for kids art project.  Have fun!

Georgia O'Keeffe flower painting art project for kids

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