Today we are making Picasso works of art to hang on our Christmas tree. This homemade tree ornament art project for kids of all ages is great at home or in the classroom. Toddlers, preschoolers and elementary aged children will have so much fun making these works of art Christmas ornaments.

text: DIY tree ornaments: Picasso faces - Picasso Inspired Christmas Tree Ornaments shown finished and in process to hang on the Christmas tree in a child's hand
Let’s make Picasso faces to hang on the Christmas tree!

Picasso Faces Art Project Christmas Ornaments for Kids

Picasso was an amazing artist who left a legacy behind him. These DIY tree ornaments are based on his works of art. The Picasso faces are made from clay and so fun and easy to make! 

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Let’s make Picasso Inspired Ornaments inspired by Pablo Picasso…we are making silly faces!

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Pablo Picasso

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Supplies Needed for Picasso Inspired Ornament Craft

Note: I made the mistake of creating a semi-normal face first. This art project would probably be a bit more true-to-Picasso if I had not made a sample… my six and seven year olds had fun interpreting cubism in their own way.

Picasso Inspired Christmas Tree Ornaments that are tan and white with red lips, blue eyes with red, yellow, and blue hair
All of these DIY Picasso inspired Christmas ornaments look different. Silly hair, skewed mouths, big eyes, little eyes, big noses, they’re all perfect!

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

Pablo Picasso

How To Make DIY Picasso Faces Christmas Ornaments

Step 1

Use the toothpicks to “cut” new pieces of clay off the blocks. We tried our fingers, but the remnants of color on our fingertips bled onto the color we were breaking off. The darker colors are very vibrant a little goes a long way if you are mixing colors together.

Step 2

Make sure that your ornaments are at least a quarter inch thick. You want the piece to be durable once created.

Step 3

Add faces, hair, anything you want to make your Christmas ornament unique.

Step 4

Use the straw to put a hole in the top.

Step 5

After you have your face “made” place it gently onto a piece of foil and bake in the oven at 225 degrees for 20 min (or until solid – if your ornament was larger or thicker than ours you might need longer).

Step 6

Take ribbon and thread it through the hole and tie a knot! Now you’re ready to decorate your Christmas tree!

Picasso Inspired Christmas Tree Ornaments with red hair, mouth, blue nose and eyes, with green pupils, and a green ribbon
This Picasso inspired ornament makes the Christmas tree look so colorful and abstract!

Finished Picasso Faces Christmas Ornament Craft

Hang it on your tree and enjoy!

Picasso Inspired Tree Ornaments Kids Can Make

Picasso Inspired Tree Ornaments Kids Can Make

These Picasso Inspired tree ornaments are as fun to make as hang on the tree. No need for this holiday's decorations to be boring!

Materials

  • Oven Bake Clay (we used the brand, Scuplty  because it was very pliable)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Toothpicks
  • Straw
  • Ribbon

Instructions

  1. Use the toothpicks to "cut" new pieces of clay off the blocks
  2. Make sure that your ornaments are at least a quarter inch thick.
  3. Add faces, hair, anything you want to make your Christmas ornament unique.
  4. Use the straw to put a hole in the top.
  5. After you have your face "made" place it gently onto a piece of foil and bake in the oven at 225 degrees for 20 min (or until solid - if your ornament was larger or thicker than ours you might need longer).
  6. Take ribbon and thread it through the hole and tie a knot! Now you're ready to decorate your Christmas tree!

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Will you be making this Picasso inspired ornaments? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you!



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