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10 Pablo Picasso Projects for Kids – Pablo Picasso Lesson Plans, Activities, Coloring Pages, and More. Artist Study & Art Appreciation

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” All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso

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Most people refer to a budding artist as the next ‘Picasso’. It just goes on to show how much the word ‘artist’ is synonymous with Pablo Picasso, the Spanish artist who is also responsible for co-founding the Cubism movement in art. Picasso gave modern art a new meaning and inspired several more artists after him. October 25 is his birth anniversary and to celebrate that we have

10 Pablo Picasso Projects for Kids

10 Pablo Picasso Projects for Kids - Pablo Picasso Lesson Plans, Activities, Coloring Pages, and More. Artist Study & Art Appreciation

 

Picasso’s art closely follows his personal experiences and also reflects his views on society and politics. Even his choice of colors play an important role, with blues and greens reflecting a depressive state and pinks and oranges showing the return of love and happiness in his life.

10 Pablo Picasso Projects for Kids - Pablo Picasso Lesson Plans, Activities, Coloring Pages, and More. Artist Study & Art Appreciation

There is a great deal that kids can learn from Picasso’s work. How closely colors are related to our emotions, for example, or how art reflects not just the artist’s emotional state, but the state of society as a whole. Many of Picasso’s works have lots of layers and depth, but that doesn’t mean that kids can’t do activities based on them!! Here are 10 Pablo Picasso projects for kids to engage in!

 

1. Picasso Faces Tree Ornaments

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Among the most popular of Picasso’s Cubism works are his paintings featuring faces. The combination of a front and side view renders itself to some interesting craft projects for kids, like these Picasso faces tree ornaments from Kids Activities Blog. This Christmas, go arty with some really cool ornaments.

2. Picasso’s Bouquet of Peace

Art projects for elementary school inspired by Pablo Picasso. Check out these fabulous 10 Pablo Picasso Projects for Kids. Quick and easy art lessons .

It is to Picasso’s credit that he can make a simple art of two hands clasping a bouquet a grand symbol for peace and brotherhood. This lovely collage from One Project Closer is derived from Picasso’s ‘Bouquet of Peace’ and makes use of some lovely colors!

3. Cardboard Guitar

Art projects for elementary school inspired by Pablo Picasso. Check out these fabulous 10 Pablo Picasso Projects for Kids. Quick and easy art lessons .


During the early 1900’s, Picasso experimented with sculptural design and made a guitar sculpture out of cardboard. It was impressive but too flimsy due to which the artist made a sturdier one later, in metal. Kids can try their hand at making the cardboard version with this easy tutorial from Make it and Love it.

4. Blue Period Art

Art projects for elementary school inspired by Pablo Picasso. Check out these fabulous 10 Pablo Picasso Projects for Kids. Quick and easy art lessons .

The period from 1901-1904 is know as Picasso’s ‘Blue Period’ since most of his work during this time were full of shades of green and blue. This was a depressing time for him, and he often painted sad faces and sick or starving people. Art Projects for Kids has a great way to help kids understand the emotions behind the blue period with a downloadable tutorial.

5. Three Musicians Collage

Art projects for elementary school inspired by Pablo Picasso. Check out these fabulous 10 Pablo Picasso Projects for Kids. Quick and easy art lessons .

Picasso’s collage painting, ‘The Three Musicians’ is a wonderful example of his cubist style and is said to represent the artist himself along with two of his close friends. Room 101 art showcases an adorable way to recreate this painting, with a collage, of course!

6.Picasso’s Trousers

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This is a great book to introduce kids to the famous artist. With kid-friendly language and lots of images, this is a must buy for your child!

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7. Picasso Coloring Page Printable

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Super Coloring has many printable coloring pages of artists’ works, and there is one featuring Pablo Picasso’s self-portrait as well! While he has created several self-portraits, this is one of the most popular, and was painted in 1907, and reflects his cubist style.

8. Self Portrait Collage

Art projects for elementary school inspired by Pablo Picasso. Check out these fabulous 10 Pablo Picasso Projects for Kids. Quick and easy art lessons .

Picasso was among the first artists to use collage techniques in his art. So combine this technique with his cubism style to make these fun self-portrait collages as shown in Meri Cherry. Watch out – it can get quite addictive!

9. Rooster Chalk Art

Art projects for elementary school inspired by Pablo Picasso. Check out these fabulous 10 Pablo Picasso Projects for Kids. Quick and easy art lessons .

Picasso’s work focused on some themes more than others, like jesters, acrobats, birds and animals. The rooster was one of his favorites and is prominent in, ‘Le Coq’, a work of art that reflects some lovely lines and colors. Deep Space Sparkle shows a lovely art project using oil pastels.

10. Rose Period Hearts

Art projects for elementary school inspired by Pablo Picasso. Check out these fabulous 10 Pablo Picasso Projects for Kids. Quick and easy art lessons .

Just as Picasso’s ‘Blue Period’ works reflected sadness and despair, his ‘Rose Period’ reflected much more cheer, with lots of orange, peach and pink. Deep Space Sparkle has a woven placemat heart in this color scheme that are really easy to make!

Show your kids pictures of Picasso’s work from various periods of his life, and they’ll soon begin to appreciate them. Who knows, you might be inspired to make your own Picasso project!!


10 Pablo Picasso Projects for Kids - Pablo Picasso Lesson Plans, Activities, Coloring Pages, and More. Artist Study & Art Appreciation

 

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  1. Hello! I love the faces… do you think that I can make big faces about 8 by 11 to display in my class… will they fall apart or if baked properly will they hold I’m new to this type of clay and tobaking too!!! Thank you

  2. I am an art teacher from Hungary. I regularly use your ideas during the lessons. They are great! Thank you for your ideas, and for the free download Printable ‘Famous Artists’ Mini Cards & Art .

    I wish you more successful work!

    Best regards,

    Krisztina Ferenczi

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