Paper Scraps Turned Matisse Masterpiece

Paper Scraps Turned Matisse Masterpiece

I could spend hours searching Pinterest to find fun, kid-friendly activities to complete with my two sons. When I ran across this Matisse inspired art project from No Time for Flashcards, I immediately added it to the top of my to-do list. I couldn't wait to add the bright colors to our art wall.

3 - 7
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. colored paper
  2. scissors
  3. glue stick
  4. a piece of white card stock
  1. Before inviting my three year old to join me, I cut squares and rectangles from different colors of paper. The brighter, the better. Matisse loved bold colors, afterall.

  2. With the simple prep complete, my son and I hopped on our computer and looked at Matisse's artwork. We talked about colors, shapes and how the art made us feel.

  3. Then I rubbed the glue stick over the surface of the white card stock to make it sticky. I explained that my son was now going to have the chance to create his own Matisse-inspired art using brightly colored squares and rectangles. Without a moment of hesitation, my three year old jumped in and started working.

  4. In just a few minutes, his project was complete. He beamed with pride as we talked about the colors and shapes of HIS artwork. And when it came time to share how the piece made us feel, just one word came to my mind: proud.