Combine art and… LEGO with a Piet Mondrian inspired art activity for kids. Create colorful Mondrian squares with this very simple to set up project using basic LEGO bricks, and our free printable Mondrian puzzle template. Also learn a little bit about famous artist, Piet Mondrian and abstract art in the process.
Enjoy LEGO Art With Kids
Feel inspired and taking your LEGO building time in a new direction with this easy LEGO art project using bricks you already have. Hopefully, it will get you thinking of new ways to use those specialty pieces that don’t see much action!
Get ready to add this simple abstract art activity, to your lesson plans this season. Our art projects are designed with you, the parent or teacher, in mind!
Easy to set up, quick to do, most activities will take only 15 to 30 minutes to complete and are heaps of fun! Plus, our supplies lists usually contain only free or cheap materials you can source from home!
Although this LEGO challenge idea below provides a bit of structure, there is tons of room for creativity, imagination, and design on the part of your kids. It makes a great boredom buster for screen-free fun!
Create abstract art, made up of patterns of squares and rectangles with basic LEGO bricks! Learn about famous artist, Piet Mondrian, and make sure to get the free printable puzzle template to use with it!
Who Is Piet Mondrian?
Piet Mondrian was a Dutch artist best known for his abstract paintings. Abstract art is art that does not show things that are recognizable such as people, objects or landscapes. Instead artists use colors, shapes and textures to achieve their effect.
Although he is best known for his abstract paintings made from squares and rectangles, Piet Mondrian started out painting realistic scenes. He especially liked painting trees.
The influence of Mondrian’s art can be seen in many other things – from furniture to fashion. Mondrian is celebrated as a founder of De Stijl, a Dutch art movement of artists and architects.
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Why Do Art With Kids?
Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!
Art is a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.
Art projects allow children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.
Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!
Art, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences. In other words, it’s good for them!
Check out these helpful art resources…
- Famous Artists For Kids
- Easy Art Projects
- Preschool Art Activities
- Process Art
- STEAM (Science + Art) Activities
- The 7 Elements of Art
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How To Make A Mondrian Puzzle
Have a turn at creating your own Mondrian abstract art with patterns of squares and rectangles!
Optional: Once kids have their bricks, set a time limit to complete their Mondrian art puzzle. For example; 15 or 25 mins depending on the age of the kids. You could also choose a color theme if you like and make it monochromatic.
- Printable puzzle template
- LEGO of assorted shapes and colors
STEP 1: Print the puzzle template.
STEP 2: Place LEGO inside each shape in any pattern you choose. Mondrian typically used primary colors but you can use any colors you like!
STEP 3: Leave some of the shapes white or place white LEGO in those areas. Use any LEGO shapes you like, as several different sizes can fit together to fill each space.
Create your puzzle art and then choose different blocks to make another one!
More Fun LEGO Art Projects
Try one or more of these fun and easy LEGO challenges below. You can find all our LEGO building ideas here!
Create a monochromatic mosaic with LEGO bricks.
Make your own LEGO self-portrait.
Get arty with an LEGO apple tree mosaic.
Have fun painting with LEGO.
Why not teach symmetry with LEGO bricks!
Printable LEGO Challenge Cards
Theme LEGO challenge cards are the perfect way to breathe new life into your building challenges for each season and holidays.
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