In 1962, an obscure artist made pop art history by exhibiting a series of 32 painted cans of Campbell's soup. His name was Andy Warhol and today, we can see his prized artworks in the most prestigious art museums globally. His distinct style and use of ordinary everyday items continues to inspire young and upcoming artists around the world.

This creative printable design challenge pays homage to Andy Warhol and also explores one of the most important inventions of human kind, canning!

Printable & Activity Objectives

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Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring pencils

In this activity, your child will cover some basic research about the history and methods of canning. They will then proceed to design and colour canned food from your pantry or kitchen.  

It will help your child or student:

  • Get basic exposure to the historical significance of canning as a food preservation method and how it works.
  • Improve his/her artistic and creative skills by designing, colouring and adding different interpretations to canned food.

Let's start!


How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about the history of canning food and food preservation. Watch this video about how Nicholas Appert, the "father of canning", invented canned food and his method of food preservation:

Take an inside look at a factory where Heinz can their world famous baked beans. Hear what the experts say about the science and techniques behind canned food preservation:

Here's a very detailed video about how meat is canned in a factory:

  • Get started with the printable worksheets!

What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 5 printable worksheets wit 5 different types of cans for your child/student to design their own "pop art" inspired cans of food. Let's make Andy Warhol proud!

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