Here’s how to make the coolest pop art with your kids

There is a living pop artist in each of us. The following project is inspired by the world of pop art (see what I did there).

In particular, children learn how easy it is to create portrait print reproductions using materials they already have.

Let’s begin!

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What you need

• Paper • Transparent sheet • Marker and colored pencils • Photo • Sponge • Water

Note: This printing process can be used to make wrapping paper, holiday card reproductions, and scrapbook decoration.

As an alternative to marker pens, you can also try watercolor pens.


Two times two

Fold a sheet of paper in half horizontally and vertically, then open it. You now have four paper windows separated by folds. If you are using a canvas or other paper that is difficult to bend, you can simply draw the horizontal and vertical lines in the middle to create the four windows.

Transparency is key

Place a transparent plastic sheet over a portrait photo. Trace the lines of the portrait with felt-tip pens.

Moisten, turn over and press

Lightly moisten a sponge with water and wipe it over one of the folded paper quarters. Turn the clear plastic wrap over and press it onto the damp paper.

Lift the plastic sheet and reveal the inverted impression of your tracing.

Repeat this process three more times to fill in the remaining paper quarters. Then set the paper aside to dry.

last step

Color each quarter of paper with a different color of crayon. Next you can frame your wonderful pop art.

For more detailed instructions, watch the video above!

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Rick Schindler

Rick Schindler is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Rick Schindler joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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