Van Gogh Sunflower Painting with Spices

Add a little fun twist to your kids flower painting projects with this adorable Van Gogh Sunflower Painting with Spices activity! 

Van Gogh sunflower painting with spices

We've shared a few different projects inspired by Vincent Van Gogh in the past, but there's something so special about his paintings that kids just love. For that reason, we decided to change up things a bit and make this Van Gogh flower painting but with a twist. We'll be painting with spices!

We've used the same printable template before for this Sunflower Art for Kids and we also made this beautiful Sunflower Suncatcher Craft inspired by Van Gogh's sunflowers. If you are looking for something simpler then check out our preschool sunflower craft

Don't forget to check out more Art Projects Inspired by Famous Artists

Who is Vincent Van Gogh?

Vincent Van Gogh was an artist born in the Netherlands in 1853.

Although since he was a child, he loved painting and drawing, he had many jobs before choosing to become a painter. 

Unfortunately, Vincent suffered a lot in his personal life and his work was ignored during his lifetime. Only years after his death in 1890, his extraordinary paintings and revolutionary techniques would become famous, making him one of the most influential figures in art.

Find our more about Vincent Van Gogh and try out some more art projects inspired by his wonderful artwork in ou Vincent Van Gogh for Kids Projects pack. 

Van Gogh printables for kids

Van Gogh Sunflower Painting with Spices

Van Gogh flower painting with spices

Van Gogh Flower Painting - Supplies:

  • Spices
  • Water
  • Bowls for each spice
  • Scissors 
  • Cardstock
  • Glue or tape

Painting with Spices - Instructions:

painting with spices

STEP 1 - Find colorful spices:

Go to your kitchen pantry and look for spices of various colors. We went with cumin, chili powder, curry powder, and Tumeric, but as long as the spices have vibrant colors, any spice will do!

spice paint

STEP 2 - Mix the spices with water:

Take a bowl or section of a painting palette for each spice you have, and in each bowl or section, mix the spice with some water. Wait about 10 minutes before moving to the next step.

painting with spices

STEP 3 - Paint the sunflower template with spices:

Scroll down to the bottom of this post and grab our free printable template of Van Gogh Sunflowers! 

Grab a paintbrush and invite your little ones to start painting the sunflower template using the dyed water from the spices!

Van Gogh flower painting for kids

Van Gogh flower painting

Van Gogh for kids

sunflower painting

STEP 4 - Cut out the spice sunflower painting

Once your child has finished their Van gogh flower painting, leave it to dry fully. Then, cut out the sunflowers from the template, including the vase.

Van Gogh sunflower painting for kids

STEP 5 - Mount your Van Gogh sunflower painting on yellow cardstock

To make this Van Gogh sunflower craft even more eye-catching, we decided to use two yellow shades of cardstock for the background, but any cardstock you have will work just as well. 

Simply take the cut-out sunflower  painting and attach it to the cardstock with tape or glue, and you're ready to display this adorable spice painting!

Van Gogh sunflowers for kids

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To get this Van Gogh flower painting 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.

Van Gogh sunflowers printable template

And just like that your Van Gogh flower painting created with your own homemade spice paint is all done!

We hope you and your little ones have fun painting with spices to make your own adorable sunflower painting. This is such a fun and easy idea inspired by Van Gogh for kids. Enjoy!

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