Pop-Art Heart Card

Why

Turn a simple heart into pop art with pizzazz! Make several for unique greeting cards or a wall display.


Steps

1. Discover famous abstract or pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Keith Haring. Find out what they did to ordinary things to give them a contemporary or abstract look. Sometimes they changed a shape or enlarged part of an object to make it look different or unique. You can use these techniques to design a unique pop art card or poster. Create a heart card for Valentine’s Day or use any symbol you like for any holiday.


2. Cover your art area with newspaper. Using Crayola Washable Paint and a Brush, cover one or two sheets of paper with red paint. Air-dry the paper.


3. Fold another piece of paper in half to make a card. To design the background, dab a wet sponge into Crayola Washable Watercolors. Lightly tap the sponge on the paper for a marbleized look. Air-dry the card.


4. Use Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils or Crayola Color Sticks and your imagination to draw a large contemporary-looking heart on the painted paper. Cut out the heart and strips for your card’s border with Crayola Scissors. Cut out the center of the heart. Attach the heart and border strips to your card with Crayola School Glue.


5. Cut out smaller contemporary-looking hearts from the painted paper or plain paper. Decorate them with Crayola Fine Tip Markers. Accentuate the hearts with Crayola Glitter Glue. Air-dry the hearts.


6. Glue hearts scattered around the card. Air-dry the glue.


7. Write a message on the outside and inside of your card.


Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Glitter Glue— WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD—Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. Not for use on skin.

Crayola Washable Paints—Not for use as body/face paint.

Scissors—ATTENTION: The cutting edges of scissors are sharp and care should be taken whenever cutting or handling. Blunt-tip scissors should be used only by children 4 years and older. Pointed-tip scissors should be used only by children 6 years and older.

Sponges and Foam—Sponges, foam, and other expandable materials should not be used with children 3 years old and younger.

Adaptations

  • Study graffiti art to see how it is connected to the contemporary art scene.
  • Research artists such as Keith Haring to understand the fundamentals of graffiti art.
  • Create a large bulletin board or mural depicting graffiti art.
  • Experiment with Andy Warhol’s pop-art techniques to create art with simple things such as he did with a soup can.

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Lesson Plans

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Supplies

crayola supplies
  • Fine Line Markers
  • Paint Brushes
  • Erasable Colored Pencils
  • Washable Watercolors
  • Washable Kid's Paint
  • Watercolor Brushes with Plastic Handle
  • No-Run School Glue
  • Glitter Glue
  • Pointed Tip Scissors
  • Giant Marker and Watercolor Pad
  • Color Sticks™ Colored Pencils
household supplies
  • recycled newspaper
  • sponges
  • paper towels
  • container(s) of water

Overview

grades

  • Grades 1 to 3
  • Grades 4 to 6

subjects

  • Language Arts
  • Visual Arts

time

  • 30 to 60 minutes

benefits

  • Students recognize the work of important 20th-century artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Keith Haring.

  • Students grasp the differences between realistic and abstract art forms.

  • Students demonstrate an understanding of abstract art by producing a card with a contemporary look.

Cirriculum

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