The Pop Art movement began in the 1950s in Britain. Pop Art often uses popular or everyday objects and changes them, such as making them larger and more colorful to draw attention to them. Pop Art is known for bright, bold colors and is sometimes quite silly!
These Popsicle paintings are inspired by pop artist Andy Warhol. Warhol is known as “The Godfather of Pop Art.” He liked to repeat an image multiple times using different colors.
Ages: 2 and up
Objectives: Pop Art, Painting, Contrast (color, texture, pattern)
What You Need
- Construction Paper
- Texture Brushes or Found Objects
- Craft/Popsicle Sticks
- Use different color paints and texture brushes to create different painted papers to use for Popsicles. You can use found objects to create different textures such as corks, forks, bubble wrap, etc. Allow painted papers to dry completely.
- Fold paper in half twice to create 4 rectangular sections. Open paper up and smooth out.
- Paint each section with a different color. Start by outlining the section first with paint to make your edges neat and then fill in with color.
- Cut Popsicle shapes out of painted paper.
- Glue craft sticks to back of paper Popsicles.
- Glue Popsicles onto middle of each section. Try to choose the background that makes each popsicle stand out the most.