kid’s self portrait project
a couple of weeks ago, i taught a craft/jewelry class with my friend allyson. our class was for girls first grade to fifth grade. we had a lot of fun that week and here is one of the projects that you can do with the kiddos in your life. it is pretty easy craft and doesn’t require too many materials. it was a great project for a class since the girls had to complete their portrait, so they couldn’t walk away from it until all parts of their bodies were designed…they actually got very involved with it and they were busy for about an hour and half…even the little girls! probably the only thing that is tricky is finding the roll of black craft paper. lakeshore learning stores always have it in stock so if you have a store in your neighborhood, you can buy it there. also, you can order it online which makes it convenient. we made their self portrait close to their actual height, the bigger the more dramatic image and the kids liked working at this scale! no need for scissors, just tear the paper. at first the kids were unsure of their skills, but after 5 minutes, they were totally into the project and doing all the work themselves! it is a little messy, have a paper down for them to glue on, otherwise you end up with glue on your floor.
material you’ll need. no scissors needed here…i bought a ton of construction paper at costco. i would have a glue stick for each child.
get the black craft paper roll from lakeshore learning…online or at your local store. the black paper makes a dramatic portrait!
here are the artist at work! they are very focused and having fun! we worked outside, this would be nice for the summer.
here is a look at the mess. the girls were so awesome about picking every last piece up!
these three girls came up with holding hands on their own! love it! have fun with this project. please follow me on bloglovin!