Oil Pastel Poppies Inspired by Georgia O Keeffe

Put your artistic skills to work with this cute and easy oil pastel poppies art project inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe! This Georgia O Keeffe poppy craft for kids is a fun way to keep the kids busy during those quiet weekends when the weather is too chilly to go outside.

Oil Pastel Poppies inspired by Georgia O Keeffe

This colourful poppy craft is an interactive and hands-on craft that is not just guaranteed to give your kids a good time, but it's also a fantastic option to brighten up your home decor with beautiful floral art made by your little ones! 

It can also be an amazing Remembrance Day Craft! Why not make this poppy craft to put up in your window for all your neighbours to see. 

There's no need to get frustrated with actually drawing the poppies, we've taken care of that, you can download our free poppy template and get right to the fun part!

Scroll down for your printable poppy template

Georgia O Keeffe Poppy Craft

We took inspiration from the wonderful American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her famous Oriental Poppies painting to do this kid-friendly art project.

Georgia was a famous artist born in the small town of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, in 1887. She became known for her modernist paintings of large-scale flowers and plants in bright and vivid colours, showing a great deal of detail within each flower and plant never before seen. 

But her body of work goes much further. During her lifetime, she explored many different ways to express her emotions and ideas through art. 

If you're interested in another Georgia O' Keeffe art project inspired by her flowers, check out our Georgia O' Keeffe Flower Painting for Kids

And if you want more poppy crafts, have a look at this Poppy Print Craft for Remembrance Day and this Simple Poppy Craft

Georgia O Keeffe Poppy Art

How to make Georgia O'Keeffe Inspired Poppies with Oil Pastels

Remembrance Day poppy craft inspired by Georgia O Keeffe's poppies

Georgia O'Keeffe Poppy Craft Supplies:

  • Oil Pastels
  • Art Paper
  • Watercolours and brush
  • Black glue (glue mixed with paint - more details on how to make black glue here)
  • Printable poppy template

Georgia O'Keeffe Poppy Craft Instructions:

STEP 1: Download & Print.

Scroll down below and grab our free Georgia O' Keeffe inspired poppies template. Once you have it, print it out in white art paper.

Easy poppy craft for kids with printable poppy template

STEP 2: Choose your colours.

Take out all the oil pastels and colour the flower with your favourite colours. We've chosen a deep shade of orange and a red, but get creative and chose your own colour combos.

Oil Pastel Poppy Art

Rub the oil pastels with q-tips to smooth out the oil pastels texture. You can use q-tips to blend the colours as well.

Blending oil pastels with q -tips

Poppy craft

STEP 3: Add black glue.

For a more dramatic look, you can use black glue to outline all around the poppy. This step will definitely make the colours stand out! (To make black glue simply add black paint to glue and squirt it our straight from the glue container)

Black glue poppy craft

STEP 4: Paint the background.

For the background, pick a watercolour shade and use it to paint all around the poppy. 

Georgia O Keeffe Poppy art for kids

You can use any colour! Here's our second version of the flower with a yellow background.

Georgia O Keeffe Poppy craft for kids

We hope you enjoy this stunning Georgia O Keeffe inspired poppy craft!

You will find the poppy template by scrolling down below. You might also be interested in our Georgia O Keeffe Art for kids pack that included Georgia O Keeffe inspired art projects, facts, artists study pages and a template. 

Georgia O Keeffe for kids

If you love finding out about famous artists check out our mega bundle of famous artists for kids. This printable pack has art projects, facts and templates for 20 artists! 

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To download this poppy craft template for free click on the link below and use the discount code: poppy. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

printable poppy craft template

Have fun creating your own Georgia O Keeffe poppy craft and displaying it for all to see!

Georgia O Keeffe Poppy Craft. Oil pastel poppies for kids with printable poppy template. Good Remembrance Day poppy craft.

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