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PICASSO INSPIRED TREE ORNAMENTS KIDS CAN MAKE

Our pal, Maggy over at Red Ted Art, has a series about kids crafts inspired by the great masters in art

by Rachel

We’ve had a couple of “master” inspired projects in the past, Kandinsky inspired Circles, and Pollock inspired Drip Painting.

Today, we are inspired by Pablo Picasso…we are making silly faces!

MAKE PICASSO INSPIRED ORNAMENTS

Supplies Needed:

  • Oven Bake Clay (we used the brand, Scuplty because it was very pliable<– affiliate link.)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Toothpicks
  • Straw
  • Ribbon

I made the mistake of creating a semi-normal face first. This art project would probably be a bit more true-to-Picasso if I had not made a sample… my six and seven year olds had fun interpreting cubism in their own way.

THE PURPOSE OF ART IS WASHING THE DUST OF DAILY LIFE OFF OUR SOULS.
— PABLO PICASSO

ALL CHILDREN ARE ARTISTS. THE PROBLEM IS HOW TO REMAIN AN ARTIST ONCE HE GROWS UP.
— PABLO PICASSO

Use the toothpicks to “cut” new pieces of clay off the blocks. We tried our fingers, but the remnants of color on our fingertips bled onto the color we were breaking off. The darker colors are very vibrant a little goes a long way if you are mixing colors together.

Make sure that your ornaments are at least a quarter inch thick. You want the piece to be durable once created. After you have your face “made” place it gently onto a piece of foil and bake in the oven at 225 degrees for 20 min (or until solid – if your ornament was larger or thicker than ours you might need longer).

Hang it on your tree and enjoy!

Rachel is the founder of the blog, One Crazy House. She is the co-author of 101 Kids Activities that are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! and The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and six children.

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