Labor Day Pop-Up Painted Portrait Project for Kids
Are you looking for a creative way to celebrate Labor Day with your family? If your kiddo is a pint-sized Picasso who adores art, check out this crafty paint project to mark a special American holiday! Bonus–your child can display these pop-up paint portraits during a holiday party or picnic.
Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need
- Cardboard- Reuse the side of a large box, such as a moving, appliance or electronics box.
- Tempera paints
- Packing tape
How-To Art-Making Steps
- Choose a few types of professions that your child wants to learn more about.
- Look for pictures of people working and ask your child to draw what they see. Your child can use markers and drawing or construction paper to create the sketches.
- Turn the drawings into pop-up portraits, using cardboard and tempera paints. Re-draw the sketches on large pieces of cardboard.
- Paint the portrait with colorful temperas.
- After the paint dries, cut out the portrait.
- Cut a large triangle from another piece of cardboard. Your child will turn this into a base to make the portrait stand, or pop, up.
- Fold the top of the triangle down.
- Tape the folded part of the triangle to the back of the cardboard portrait. The flat part of the triangle should match-up to the bottom of the portrait.
Repeat these steps to create more Labor Day portraits!