Claude Monet Water Lilies Playdough Art for Kids
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We love playdough! It’s so versatile, great for all ages, and allows for endless creativity. Today we’re sharing how we incorporated our love of playdough with some art history. In fact, our latest playdough creation was inspired by the famous artist Claude Monet and his water lilies artwork. To learn more about our super simple + fun Monet art for kids, please continue reading below.
What You’ll Need
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What to Do
- Making the Playdough
Begin by making a batch or two (we typically make one batch per child) of our one-pot playdough. This is our tried and true recipe that is super easy to make. After you’ve made your playdough, allow it to cool for a few minutes, and then carefully plop it onto a sheet of parchment paper.
Once your playdough has cooled enough to handle, simply make a bit of an indentation in your playdough, add some food coloring in the middle of your playdough, and fold your playdough over and over until the coloring has been incorporated.
We typically wear disposable gloves while coloring playdough, just to keep our hands from coming out rainbow-colored, but if you don’t have any on hand, you could always place the playdough (along with the food coloring that you’ve just added) on a piece of plastic wrap and use the plastic wrap as a sort of shield while you fold the food coloring into the playdough.
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We started our Monet art lesson by reading up on Monet and looking at his artwork. Next, it was time to create our own Monet-inspired art!
- Creating Your Monet Art
Select a bit of blue, green, and white playdough and roll them into a marbled ball. Next, roll or squish them out into the shape of a pond.
Next, make a few water lilies and press them onto your pond (or place a premade one on your playdough pond).
We all had a blast with this Monet playdough art activity! Miss 7 said she had more fun making this than playing with her LEGO Friends sets! And she loves her LEGOs!
Miss 4 enjoyed this activity too and enjoyed adding some texture to her pond and lilies.
I had a blast with this playdough activity as well.
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Once your playdough art is complete, place it somewhere safe and allow it to dry out. Once dry, you could place it in a frame or hot glue a magnet to the back and place it on the fridge.
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