Step 1: print a black and white photo of each child
On A 4 paper. I over-exposed the pictures slightly to make the shadows stand out. You can do this on your camera first or on your computer after taking the pics. It's fine not to bother.
Step 2: outline then shade the shadows
I always tell them to draw around it as if they're cutting it out.
For the shadows, they simply find the most prominent shadows, draw around then and shade them in. Black marker works best. Avoid too much around the eyes and mouth, because it gives a moustache and punched-in-the-face look! Remember the hair and shirt.
Step 3: trace the outline and shadows
We used sticky-tac to attach it to the windows. It doesn't take long, so they can take turns. They just trace the outline and the outlines of the shadows.
Step 4: shade the shadows in a bold colour. Cut it out.
Use marker or maybe waxed crayon
Step 5: stick it on a bright, contrasting SQUARE of paper
. The square gives it the pop art feel. You can talk to your children about their colour choices after looking at some pop art examples. The squares also mean that you can put them all together in a grid on the wall (see top photo). When they stick them onto the square, they'll have to do a bit of arranging and trimming.
Voila! Easy-peasy pop art! Enjoy!
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