As someone passionate about creating art—but who lacks the technical skills to be proficient—I enjoy beginner-friendly art projects. Truthfully, I could likely tackle something more complex (intermediate, maybe?) without falling on my face. But sometimes I want to relax while painting—I don’t want to think. So, in keeping with this no-fuss attitude, I’m sharing my favorite paint by numbers kits inspired by iconic art pieces and styles.
Whether you’re a seasoned painter or a beginner just dipping your toes in, these kits are the perfect way to get started. They provide a fun way to unwind and offer a sense of accomplishment when you’re finished. Plus, you’re much more likely to hang these pieces on the wall than the ones you created at that painting party.
Art Nouveau Poppies Paint-by-Number Kit
This is an “Art Nouveau Poppies” mini paint-by-number kit. It features a charming pink heart adorned with vine-like poppies illustrated in the Art Nouveau style. The 6″x6″ painting board comes with a preprinted pink background and a crisp white border, making creating a beautiful piece of art incredibly easy.
Irises by Van Gogh Paint-by-Number Kit
Explore your inner artist with this Van Gogh paint-by-number kit, designed to make advanced painting easier. A pre-printed numbered pattern corresponds to the included acrylic paints. This particular kIt includes one 16″x20″ high-quality canvas. Given the level of detail, this option may be better suited for intermediate painters or beginners with a lot of patience.
1960’s Style Parrots Paint-by-Number Kit
This Etsy seller stocks more than 500 paint-by-number kits in their store, and many are vintage looking. This 1960s-style painting would look great with Mid-Century modern furniture and a more minimalistic style. Pick from several size canvases that increase in price as they get larger.
Blue Columbine Botanical Paint-by-Number Kit
This paint by numbers kit includes a 12.5″ x 19″ art paper template. Create your own stunning rendition of the Blue Columbine, a unique flower species native to the Rocky Mountain region. Also known as The Colorado Blue Columbine, this high-altitude plant thrives in elevated areas, and its petals have a distinctive color that falls between blue and purple.
Batik Flower Fabric Paint-by-Number Kit
I absolutely love this vintage-inspired Batik Art kit. The kit includes an 8×8-inch wax batik template on silk fabric, non-toxic paint dyes, a paintbrush, and a palette. In Asia, batik painting is a traditional art technique with a rich history. You can create a stunning piece of art—like this Art Nouveau-style rose.