Pop-Art Heart Card

Activity, Grades 1-6, Language Arts, Art, Seasonal, Crayola


Turn a simple heart into pop art with pizzazz! Make several for unique greeting cards or a wall display.


  • Students recognize the work of important 20th-century artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Keith Haring.
  • Students grasp the differences between realistic and abstract art forms.
  • Students demonstrate an understanding of abstract art by producing a card with a contemporary look.

Supplies Needed

  • Crayola<sup>®</sup> Glitter Glue
  • Crayola<sup>®</sup> Colored Pencils
  • Crayola<sup>®</sup> Glue Stick
  • Crayola<sup>®</sup> Washable Markers
  • Crayola<sup>®</sup> Washable Watercolors
  • Crayola<sup>®</sup> Scissors
  • School Smart Sponges
  • Cup or Bottle
  • Paper Towels
  • Newspaper



Discover famous abstract or pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Keith Haring. Find out what they did to ordinary things to give them a contemporary or abstract look. Sometimes they changed a shape or enlarged part of an object to make it look different or unique. You can use these techniques to design a unique pop art card or poster. Create a heart card for Valentine's Day or use any symbol you like for any holiday.


Cover your art area with newspaper. Using Crayola® Washable Paint and a Brush, cover one or two sheets of paper with red paint. Air-dry the paper.


Fold another piece of paper in half to make a card. To design the background, dab a wet sponge into Crayola® Washable Watercolors. Lightly tap the sponge on the paper for a marbleized look. Air-dry the card.


Use Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils and your imagination to draw a large contemporary-looking heart on the painted paper. Cut out the heart and strips for your card's border with Crayola® Scissors. Cut out the center of the heart. Attach the heart and border strips to your card with Crayola® School Glue.


Cut out smaller contemporary-looking hearts from the painted paper or plain paper. Decorate them with Crayola® Fine Tip Markers. Accentuate the hearts with Crayola® Glitter Glue. Air-dry the hearts.


Glue hearts scattered around the card. Air-dry the glue.


Write a message on the outside and inside of your card.