I created these illustrations of Andy Warhol and Frida Kahlo for the DIY Mags but I thought they would make great Play-doh play mats as well — the perfect way to introduce these artists to little kids. So here they are, as a free download (link at the bottom of the post).
For the Frida Play Mat, I focused on Frida’s fabulous floral hairdos. Below is her artwork, Self Portrait Dedicated to Dr Elosesser, that inspired my illustration. All you need is an A3 Document Case (mine was purchased from Daiso), the print out, some Play-Doh and some flower cutters (also purchased from Daiso with six in a pack). Document Cases are a great idea for play mats because you can just slide in a new page anytime and you don’t have to go and get them laminated.
The Andy Warhol Play Mats are inspired by his magnificent ice cream illustrations. In the 1950s, Andy and his friends used to have colouring parties where he dreamed up amazing, impossible ice cream creations. You can see lots of examples in Issue two of the Colour DIY Mag or google for some more inspiration. We have created a sundae and a cone version for you. To match Andy’s creations, this time I added a paint palette filled with beads, jewels, sequins and buttons to add to the Play-doh. An ice cream scoop adds to the fun and is a great way to get stubborn dough out of new pots.
If these whet your appetite for famous artist fun, check out the Colour Issue DIY Mags. They have heaps of colouring, drawing, collage activities and paper dolls all inspired by famous artists like Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, Dali and more. Or click the pic below for famous artist fun printables.