Cubism at home!

This week’s crafty recommended activity focuses on reusing materials to create our own fun and exciting masterpieces!

As we all know with the amount of packaging these days, it is super easy to accumulate boxes, yet when it comes to boxes and a little imagination, the amount of fun that can be had is endless. 

What you will need:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • PVA glue
  • Black line markers
  • Bright coloured textas
  • Paint
  • String
  • ipad or computer for research

Cut up our boxes into different shapes, paint them and turn them into expressive masterpieces. Some simple Google research of Cubism and Picasso will help to give loads of creative inspiration.

This activity covers so many different areas of development and provides an opportunity to extend on these learning areas. 

For the older children it can be extended on by encouraging them to draw, trace and create their own facial expressions while also designing different pictures on each of the shapes. 

For the younger children this activity can be extended on by teaching them colour and shape recognition, expressions, counting and where each of the facial features should go.

Even get out a mirror so your little one can try out different expressions & laugh at their reflections!

Not forgetting the fine motor skill development, exploration of primary, secondary & tertiary colour mixing, scale, imagination & joining skills to be developed. The sky is the limit.

Enjoy the process and displaying your child’s master piece!