Vincent van Gogh-Inspired Pointillism for Kids


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Here's a fun art project you can try with hardly any prep. We used a cheap canvas from the craft store but you could easily use a coloring book page or blank piece of paper. We were inspired by the song “Vincent” by Don McLean (and just a little by the song’s muse: Vincent van Gogh) which was released October 24, 1971.



  • Canvas or Sturdy Paper
  • Pencil to trace or draw 
  • Plate or Palette
  • Paints
  • Picture to Trace/Inspire Art
  • Q-Tips




Learn More about van Gogh

Here are some additional resources from the library to complement your family’s van Gogh exploration:


Created by Josh, Children's Librarian at Del City