Recreate Famous Works of Art and Create Your Own Museum Gallery

Recreate famous works of art using household items! Print your recreations, “frame” your work, write descriptions and hang them up so your walls look like your favorite art museums!

Katsushika Hokusai - Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji- The Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa - Google Art Project
Image (The Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanganwa - Google Art Project), via Picryl, Public Domain
Recreation of Great Wave
Image by Maritza Lohman, for Art Sphere Inc.
Image by Maritza Lohman, for Art Sphere Inc.

This project is one of the virtual literacy through art classes hosted on Facebook Live from 1:30-2pm every Wednesday and Friday. Materials and instructions are posted here afterwards. Tune into the live classes to ask questions, give suggestions, and interact with other students who are stuck at home!

If you want to watch the recording of the live video, check out our Facebook page or Youtube channel!


  • something to take pictures with and a printer (if you do not have access to these, you can also draw it)
  • household items
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • something to write with


  1. What artworks do you want to recreate? Do you have a favorite painting? Use this link to help you find inspiration or google search “recreate famous works of art.”
  2. Recreate your chosen artwork! Use household objects, cleaning supplies, clothes, family members, your dog, and anything else that will help you recreate the artworks.
  3. Photograph your work, upload it, and print it out! Make sure the picture will fit on a piece of construction paper.
  4. Make a construction paper frame for your printed recreation.
  5. Glue the framed artwork (your photograph) on a piece of construction paper.
  6. Underneath the framed artwork, cut a text box out of white paper and use this to write a description about the artwork you chose.
  7. In your description you should include things that usually go in the description of an artwork in a museum. Include the title, the artist, the materials used (this can be what the artist used or what you used in your recreation — you decide), what art movement it belongs to, the artist’s inspiration, and anything else you think is interesting!
  8. Glue that underneath the framed artwork.
  9. Hang it up, and create more! The more you make and hang up, the more priceless pieces your own personal gallery will have for you to show off!

The picture below is a recreation of the famous Me and My Parrots by Frida Kahlo.

Picture of Frida Kahlo
Image by Maritza Lohman, for Art Sphere Inc.

Here is another fun recreation.

Vincent van Gogh - Self-portrait with bandage ear
Vincent van Gogh - Self-portrait with bandage ear, via Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain
Van Gogh Remake
Image by Maritza Lohman, for Art Sphere Inc.