Picasso Face Roll & Draw Activity




This fun Picasso art project for kids will make it difficult to hold back the giggles!  Children love all the possibilities and you’ll love how easy it will be to plan this abstract portrait drawing lesson!

The timeline activity is a great way for students to put facts & events from their research in chronological order. (You’ll also get some facts & events for younger students to use in the timeline.)


What you get:

  • Teacher instructions (4 pages)
  • Picasso Face Key with links (1 page)
  • 3 versions of the Picasso Face dice drawing sheet (3 pages)
  • Pattern & Textures (2 pages)
  • Picasso Coloring Page (1 page)
  • Timeline Activity & Instructions (3 pages)
  • Definition Cards (1 page)

>>>> A total of 15 pages


2017 Update (more than double the pages):

  • Added 2 pages of teacher instructions.
  • Added the choice drawing page.
  • Added the timeline activity.
  • Added the coloring page.
  • Added the definition cards.
  • Added links to a blog demo.


Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is widely known for co-founding the Cubist movement.  In his later work, he used a style that showed the features of the face from different points of view, which gave the face a mixed-up feeling.

Roll the dice to create your own mixed-up face using some of the features found in Picasso’s work.

The features in this roll & draw game are all taken from portraits made by Picasso and found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.  See if your students can figure out which portraits were used for each feature. Hint: all of the ideas for each dice number are taken from the same portrait.

The second page provides you with a key, which includes the web address and accession number that will help you quickly find an online image.

Once the face is complete, encourage students to add hair, and maybe a hat, neck, or body.

The drawings can be used as a fun follow-up to a Picasso movie or art history lesson.

They could also be turned into a collage, painting, mixed media, or even clay slab project.

You can see my blog demo using this lesson here.


Easily download this PDF with a link that is automatically emailed to you immediately after your purchase and you can begin drawing right away!



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