Life-Size Self-Portraits

This project is from Collage Workshop For Kids by Shannin Merenstein Rip. Snip, Cut, and Create with Inspiration From The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

I borrowed Collage Workshop For Kids by Shannin Merenstein Rip. Snip, Cut, and Create with Inspiration From The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art from the library to find some great projects to do with the kids.

This Life-Size Self-Portrait is Workshop 2 from “Collage Workshop For Kids” by Shannin Merenstein. Allow the children to do any part of this project they can do without adult help.

Fabric can be challenging to cut so you can cut their pieces prior to decorating or let the kids know to ask for your help.

You Will Need:

Butcher Paper or Large Sheet of Paper or Cardboard
Crayons and Markers
Yarn, Fabric Scraps, Feathers, Pom Poms, Patterned Paper, Doilies, and So On.
Magazines
Scissors
Glue Sticks

What to Do:

1. Trace children on butcher paper with a crayon or marker.

2. Have the children work on the faces first with magazines, drawings, and so forth. Have kids arrange the materials prior to gluing into place.

3. Provide all of the decorating materials for the children to use to decorate their hair and clothing. Some children will want to fill in the body by layering materials while others will cut materials to fit the contours.

Purchase your own copy of Collage Workshop for Kids by clicking the link on this page or by visiting my store from by clicking here. 

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