What do Mickey Mouse, Elvis and a can of Campbell's tomato soup have in common? Yeap, you guessed it! They've all been featured in the work of famed American pop artist, Andy Warhol. Together with his contemporaries, like Roy Lichtenstein, Warhol and the Pop Art movement took the art world by storm in the 1960s and 70s.

Today, Andy Warhol's works continue to inspire young and upcoming artists. Let's get your kids excited about creating pop art.

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 design and decorate pop art inspired doughnut printables.

It will help your child or student:

  • Explore the historical developments, key influencers and major artworks of the Pop Art movement.
  • Learn that art is often a reflection of the social, cultural and political concerns of the times. Art can be an alternative source of understanding a society and the things that are important to it.
  • Learn how to appreciate and create art from common everyday objects.
"Art is anything you can get away with" - Andy Warhol

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research online about what is "Pop Art" and try to understand the significance of the movement in the context of the time it started i.e. 1960s. Here's an amazing video to watch by Tate Kids.
  • Make a visit to the neighbourhood Krispy Kremes or Dunkin Donuts to take a look at the variety of flavours (seasonal and permanent), take in the aromas and of course, sample the potential art objects :) This is clearly a winner with the kids.
  • Make some pop art!

What's in the Printable Pack

This printable pack consists of 4 printable sheets with different arrangements of plain doughnuts ready for creative and artistic stylings.

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