My 1st grade students just completed this Van Gogh inspired masterpiece. We watched a short video on the life an work of Vincent and they love the extra info about the "ear cutting" incident. We then talk about sunflowers, look at the painting and paint our own. On the last day of the project we cut burlap out for the middles and spend the day eating seeds and gluing them on the picture for some added flare. They all turn out beautiful.