Kandinsky 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 Kandinsky. To learn more about our super simple + fun Kandinsky playdough 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 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 Kandinsky art lesson by reading up on Kandinsky and looking at his artwork. Next, it was time to create our own Kandinsky-inspired art!
Creating Your Kandinsky Playdough Art
Select 4-5 different playdough colors that you’d like to use to create your first piece of Kandinsky circle art and roll each color into a different sized ball. Arrange them from largest to smallest.
Flatten the largest ball of playdough. This will be the base.
Next, place the next largest ball of playdough on top of your first flattened piece and squish it flat. Continue doing this until all the balls of playdough have been flattened on top of each other.
The kids had so much fun making their Kandinsky playdough art – even Miss 21 months! She excitedly chose her colors, I rolled them into balls and stacked them, and she very happily squished them flat.
Once we had completed several playdough circles, we arranged them to appear as Kandinsky’s famous circle art.
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