Try something a little different by creating your own Cyclops sculpture! A sculpture made from dough is perfect for exploring simple surrealism art with kids, inspired by famous artist Salvador Dali. Art doesn’t have to be difficult or overly messy to share with children, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot either. Plus, you can add in heaps of fun and learning with our famous artists!
FAMOUS ARTIST SALVADOR DALI FOR KIDS
SALVADOR DALI FACTS
Salvador Dali was a famous Spanish artist who made paintings, sculptures and films about the dreams he had. This style of art is called surrealism. Surrealism is an art movement where painters make dream-like scenes and show situations that would be bizarre or impossible in real life. Surrealist images explore the subconscious areas of the mind. The artwork often makes little sense as it is usually trying to depict a dream or random thoughts.
Dali was also famous for his long curly mustache. He liked to dress in crazy clothes and have long hair, which people found very shocking at the time.
DALI DOUGH SCULPTURE
Have some fun creating this playdough face, inspired by a photo of Salvador Dali called Cyclops.
YOU WILL NEED:
- Dali printable
- Black and white playdough
Want to make your own homemade playdough? Try one of our easy playdough recipes.
HOW TO MAKE A DALI CYCLOPS
STEP 1. Print out the Dali image.
STEP 2. Mold the white playdough into the shape of the head. Then add a nose and lips.
STEP 3. Use the black playdough to mold the mustache, hair, eye and the shadow as well! Use the picture as a guide.
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EXPLORE SALVADOR DALI FOR KIDS
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