Some art projects are done with cardstock or construction paper or even canvas, this Halloween art activity uses playdough! Explore the fun side of the famous artist, Pablo Picasso this fall by making Picasso jack-o-lantern style pumpkins. A safer and cleaner alternative to carving pumpkins, these Cubist art pumpkins are easy and fun for kids of all ages to make this fall.
HOW TO MAKE PICASSO PUMPKIN ART
Who is Picasso? Pablo Picasso was a famous Spanish artist who is considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century. He is well known for being one of the co-founders of cubism. Cubism refers to art where the subject is broken up into different sections. It is called cubism because the items represented in the artwork look they are made out of cubes and other geometric shapes.
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Explore the fun side of Pablo Picasso this fall by creating your own Halloween pumpkins with playdough. Think about how to incorporate a bit of cubism into your design by using cubes and other geometric shapes.
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- Playdough (orange and black)
- Rolling pin (optional)
- Plastic knife (optional)
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HOW TO MAKE PICASSO PUMPKINS
STEP 1. Make up a batch of homemade playdough if using. We love this easy no-cook playdough recipe!
STEP 2. Make a pumpkin by forming the playdough into a ball and then rolling it flat.
To make a two sided face, place two balls side by side and roll into one.
STEP 3. Add fun facial features in the style of Picasso. Put eyes where the mouth should be, the mouth where the nose should be etc. Have fun with it!
MORE FUN HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES
- Puking Pumpkin
- Halloween Slime
- Halloween Science Experiments
- Halloween Bath Bomb Recipe
- Halloween Candy Activities
MAKE PICASSO PUMPKINS WITH PLAYDOUGH
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