Sunday, May 13, 2012

Pop Warhol's Top

A board book of modern art!  How fantastic is that!!  It's from the Touch The Art Series, with each enticing page offering a form of interaction; like lifting the lid on Andy Warhol's "Campbell's Soup Can."  --A FANTASTIC introduction to art for little readers!

We celebrated Mr. Warhol by focusing on the soup can he is so well-known for.  (The book says he painted that tomato Campbell can because his mother made it for him every day as a child.  -Who knew!) 
*  StoryPop Warhol's Top by Julie Appel & Amy Guglielmo 
*  Age:  7 months
*  Activities/ Experiences:
          1.  Playing with soup cans.
          2.  Making a soup can vase
        1.  First off, we played with SOUP CANS!  This simple activity actually held Baby K's interest for quite some time.  We stacked them, rolled them, & tipped them over in a sensory bin.

        2.  Soup Can Vase.  Used strips of newspaper dipped in a glue/water mixture to paper-mache the soup can.  (Well, I did this as Baby K supervised my work, ripped paper, & sent it flying across the room.)  Painted the can with pink acrylic paint.  Made green EDIBLE PAINT that Baby Girl rolled the can in.  Added a ribbon, water, & flowers from our garden. 

        paper-mache the can
        Edible paint recipe from The Imagination Tree:
        -2 c. corn starch
        paint the can
        -1 c. cold water
        -4.5 c. boiling water
        -liquid food coloring

        soup can vase (Mother's Day gift)
        Andy Warhol quote

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