Picasso Inspired Cubism Art For Kids

Share on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someone

This Picasso inspired art project is a wonderful introduction to Cubism for the kids. This is great for an individual or a collaborative project.

My daughter and I stumbled across a book at the library a couple of weeks ago and it quickly became a new favorite of ours. Emily’s Blue Period (affiliate link) is a lovely book about a young girl who wants to become an artist and is studying the works of Pablo Picasso. Emily is also struggling with big emotions about her parent’s recent split. The book discusses Picasso’s blue period, his work in collage and his Cubism style of art. My daughter, like the young girl in the book, became fascinated by Picasso. We flipped through his artwork online and read more about him. This weekend, after reading the book for the umpteenth time, she wanted to make a “cube” project.

Picasso artist inspired Cubism art for kids. Spring arts & crafts ideas. Butterflies and tulips - abstract art*This post contains affiliate links*

I thought that we could could try this style using some simple spring inspired themes.

My daughter is five and has a short attention span, so we usually work on half or quarter sheets of paper when we do projects such as these. I worked on the half sheets, but my little one insisted that she wanted to use a full sheet of paper.

We both drew our pictures. I drew a simple butterfly and my daughter drew a night sky with stars and a moon.

I showed my little girl how to use a ruler to draw lines through her picture to create different shapes.

My daughter only wanted to make squares. “They have to be cubes, mama.”

Once we finished drawing in all of our lines, we began the fun part. I brought out paints to paint our projects, but my daughter chose to use markers, colored pencils and crayons to fill in hers. We filled in each little section of our artwork with different colors.

As I suspected, my daughter got tired coloring in her full sheet of paper and asked me to help her finish coloring in her artwork. It was fun working on her picture with her.

Picasso inspired Cubism art for kids. Spring arts & crafts ideas. Moon and stars abstract art

Picasso inspired Cubism art for kids. Spring arts & crafts ideas. Butterflies and tulips - abstract art

Thank you as always for stopping by. Please follow us on Facebook as well.

Author

One comment

Leave a Reply