Claude Monet Craft

monet craft for kids

This week we revisited our Famous Artist studies,
and added Monet to our list!

If you’re new to our blog we’ve been using The World’s Greatest Artist series to
take a mini-survey of various artists and their work.

It’s a pretty low-key approach.
We read the book. Look at the art.
Then we make our own.

The real learning occurs over the following weeks/months/years
in which I bring up things like;

“Hey Bubba, Look at those water lilies, they look just like that artist….” or
“Hey Sissy, check out that billboard! They are using that cool Pop-Art style…..”

And the conversations and natural learning run wild from there.
You just can’t keep them from telling you what they remember.

way better then a paper test if you ask me ;)

Well, this week we broke out the masking tape
(inspiration via: Frugal Family Fun Blog)

famous artist crafts for kids

And we broke out the paint.

claude monet craft children

We tried our best to be patient:

world's greatest artists

And we were rewarded with these beautiful representations of
Monet’s Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies

These are keepers for sure!

Check out the Full PhotoTutorial,
and more Famous Artist Crafts here

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  1. I just started following your blog and I love your hands on ideas! I am piecing together a preschool “curriculum” for my boys and just checked out the Picasso book from the same serious you mentioned. I have a few ideas for art projects to do with them and I hope I’ll be able to share them with you. Right now my blog is more of a journal of our lives, with learning activities sprinkled in, but I will be adding more as I’m adding more to our daily living. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Great idea. The simplest ideas are often the best, aren’t they? I am looking for some ideas for my niece over the December holidays, so will check in again to see what other ideas you have. Thank you…

  3. I love this project. I am a HUGE Monet fan. I’ll will try this with my firsties next year!

  4. I love these! The masking tape idea is brilliant! Was it pretty easy to peel off or do you think painter’s tape would work better? Did you use regular construction paper or something more sturdy? Sorry for all the questions, but my class will be making Monet paintings next week and now I really want to use tape for the bridge! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • I did this project at home and the tape ripped the paper. I used masking tape and construction paper. What did you use?


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