Explore the fun side of the famous artist, Pablo Picasso this Thanksgiving by making Picasso inspired turkey art. An easy way to learn about abstract art for kids of all ages! All you need is a few colored markers, a sheet of blank paper and our free turkey template below.
THANKSGIVING TURKEY ART FOR KIDS
WHO IS PABLO PICASSO?
Picasso was born in Malaga in Spain in 1881. His style of art was considered ‘modern’ and ‘abstract’. He is considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. He is best known as the co-founder of cubism. A work of art is cubist when the artist chooses to break up objects and re-assemble them in abstract and geometric form.
MORE FUN PICASSO ART PROJECTS
Some abstract artists had theories on the emotions that were caused by certain colors and shapes. They planned out their seemingly random paintings to the last detail. Other abstract artists painted with emotion and randomness hoping to capture their emotion and subconscious thoughts on the canvas.
Create your own abstract art below with this Picasso turkey art project. You will choose how to break up your turkey into different sections and then what colors to add. Will your choices be random or planned out?
PICASSO TURKEY ART
- Turkey template printable
- Glue stick
TIP: Make your own watercolor paint with our easy watercolor paints recipe!
HOW TO MAKE PICASSO TURKEYS
STEP 1: Print out the turkey template.
STEP 2: Using a black marker and the ruler, divide the turkey and his feathers into sections.
STEP 3: Color each section a different color.
STEP 4: Paint a background with different colored sections using watercolor paints, as you did for your turkey.
STEP 5: Cut out the turkey and glue onto the background you painted. Get creative with the placement.