Make Your Own Pop Art

What You Need:

  • Digital camera
  • Printer
  • White paper
  • Watercolor paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

What You Do:

  1. Look at examples of Andy Warhol's art online with your child, such as his famous Marilyn. Take a look at each version of Marilyn Monroe and the different color combinations he used. Talk about the complementary colors and how they really pop when placed next to each other!
  2. Take a picture of your child's head and shoulders with the digital camera. Print out 4, 4" x 5" copies of the portrait in black and white on a single sheet of white paper.
  3. Now it’s time to add some complementary colors! Using watercolor paints, have him paint over the black and white portraits, using a different pair of complementary colors for each one.
  4. Once the paintings are dry, have him cut out each portrait and paste them onto a sheet of black construction paper.

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