Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese contemporary pop artist who is sometimes known as the "princess of polka dots" due to her signature dotted patterns across her artwork. Aside from dots, she was also captivated by pumpkins as a child. The artist was recorded saying that she loved pumpkins because of their "humorous form, warm feeling, and a human-like quality and form".

This printable worksheet pack is not only a celebration of the artistic form created by this highly creative artist but also one which coincides with Halloween. Let's Yayoi Kusama inspired Jack o'lanterns!

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, Yayoi Kusama and her artistic obsession with wonderfully polka dotted pumpkins.

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 creative skills by combining Yayoi Kusama's polka dotted pumpkins to the Halloween themed Jack o'lanterns.

Let's get creative!

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out about more Yayoi Kusama and her artworks. Here's a nice introductory video about this brilliant artist:

Here's a video of Yayoi Kusama reading her poem on Pumpkins :)

  • Get started on the printable worksheets.

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 3 printable sheets for your child/student to design Halloween themed but Yayoi Kusama inspired Jack o'lanterns. They are:

  • 1  printable pre-designed spider themed polka dotted pumpkin colouring sheet.
  • 2 printable pumpkin drawings for free interpretation.

Let's get started!

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