Andy Warhol was famous for his Campbell soup cans. Yayoi Kusama for her polka dots and pumpkins. Keith Haring for his dancing doodles. Takashi Murakami's legendary claim to fame and pop-icon status is his rainbow coloured smiling flower. The Japanese contemporary artist has worked and collaborated with famous people and brands like Kanye West, Supreme, Billie Eilish, Pharrell Williams, Casio and so many more.

This creative design challenge is a fun printable activity to creatively pay tribute to Murakami's iconic smiling flower and also the art of flower arrangement.

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Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring pencils

In this activity, your child or student will learn about the much celebrated Japanese contemporary artist, Takashi Murakami, his artistic style and the iconic smiling flower.

It will help your child or student:

  • Learn about the source of artistic inspiration and an artist's unique interpretation of nature in art.
  • Improve his/her artistic and unique creative skills by combining Takashi Murakami's creative style and reinterpreting it in the form of flower arrangement.

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How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out about more Takashi Murakami and his iconic pop artwork. Here's a video about how popular Murakami's iconic smiling flower has become and why it continues to be relevant in today's art and pop culture.
  • Research and find out about more the art of flower arrangement. Here's an in-depth video about what a florist does and how they make beautiful flower arrangements:
  • Get started on the printable worksheets.

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 5 printable sheets for your child/student to design Murakami inspired smiling flower arrangements.

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