Picasso’s asymmetrical faces are nothing short of fabulous. They’re used here to decorate pots which kids can then use to explore the wonderful world of plants.
- printed images of Picasso’s work, or children’s drawings
- Mod Podge
- paint brush
- googly eyes and plasticine – optional
- soil and plants
1. This is a great opportunity to introduce children to Picasso’s world of asymmetrical faces. Grab some books, or have a look online, and encourage children to draw some wonky faces of their own. Cut out some of these images to decorate pots with.
2. Dollar stores are great places to find pots in all sorts of colours, like the yellow ones I used here. Once you’ve determined which images you’re using, figure out where you would like to place them on the pots, and attach them using Mod Podge. Once this has dried, apply a layer or two of Mod Podge on top of the images. Once dry, you can add googly eyes, or accentuate lines with a little plasticine.
3. Now you have a perfect vessel for exploring the world of plants. Try growing some grass seed, or maybe some herbs which kids can proudly share when helping out with dinner. Lovely flowers will also do the trick.
9 responses to “Picasso Pots”
What wonderful pots. Such a clever idea. I shall try to make some myself using your methods. Thank you. Deirdre
Thanks Deirdre! It’s super easy, and any kind of images can be used 🙂
Great idea! Kids would learn to recognize artists quickly if they made a line up of these. Warhol, Stella, Kandinsky….”My mums are growing in the Mondrian pot!”
That’s a great idea, to match up plants with artists. Hope you’re having a fabulous summer!
Love these colorful pots! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
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