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Level: Junior, Middle School
Grades: 3-8 | Age: 8-14yrs | Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
Inspired by a lesson created by Larry Prescott.
[Andrea is one of the creators of]

Students will make hamburger collages using colored construction paper

What You Need:
What You Do:

For the teacher...

  1. Have some sample cut outs ready for your demonstration (ie: hamburger bun, tomato slices, blobs for ketchup and mustard, pickles, lettuce, swirls for onions, etc.) See image above for ideas.

  2. Show students how they can "build" a hamburger using construction paper.

  3. Demonstrate by gluing the various pieces down on a dark colored construction paper (we used black). Start with the bottom bun, add some ketchup, mustard and mayo. Layer the beef patty, a slice of cheese, lettuce, tomato slices, pickles, onions, etc. Finish off with the top bun.

  4. Crayon or marker can be used to add enhancements to the paper (grill marks on the patty, texture on the tomatoes, etc.)

  5. After the demonstration, allow the students to create their own hamburgers (or hot dogs, or submarine sandwiches).
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Make it Pop!: Activities and Adventures in Pop Art
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Make It Pop!: Activities and Adventures in Pop Art, draws children into the lively, bold world of pop art by highlighting the work of six famous artists. From witty commentary on our culture by Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Johns, to one of Rauschenberg’s inspired combines, to soft sculpture by Oldenburg and a scene by Segal, each artist is represented by a famous artwork, paired with questions to get kids thinking about what they see. Easy-to-follow activities provide hands-on experience with the artist's techniques, subject, and media, each illustrated with examples by real kids. Packed with great art and great ideas, Make It Pop! lets kids understand art--and become artists themselves.

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