Create cute, miniature people who can stand on their own two feet!
These sturdy card stock figures are terrific for a multitude of different art projects and as components in presentations for other subjects. Use paint, marker, crayon, pencil crayon and collage materials to decorate your stand-up person. The large size (7 1/4 x 11 1/2″) is perfect for bringing out the fine detail in your artwork.
Use these art bases for “All About Me” art! Glue a photograph to the face of a figure, and decorate the body to resemble your favorite outfit. Finish by writing your name on your stand-up person so your classmates will always recognize you!
A great beginning of school activity is pairing students off and challenging them to introduce their partner to the class! Have students interview each other, and create a portrait of their partner to present to the class along with personal facts like age, favorite food, and favorite color!
Are written book reports starting to become a grind? Add a new dimension to them by challenging students to create a portrait of their favorite character in their book. The portrait can serve as a visual aid to help keep other students engaged.
Bring social studies to life with historical figures! Consider assigning each table (or group) a theme, and each student will create a portrait of a different historical figure. If students have a math theme, they might create figures of Ada Lovelace and Pythagoras. A science theme could include Einstein and Marie Curie.
To watch a video a Stand-Up Person come to life, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37LTfRUm2UU
These cute fireflies are made with our R15263 Tie Dye Paper. Doris from Library Arts shows you how to put together these beauties, inspired by Eric Carle’s classic children’s book, “The Lonely Firefly.”
Doris posted this craft on the Library Arts website on May 21st, 2010 and can be viewed here.
The fireflies are made with tongue depressor sticks, craft paper and some paint. Doris shows you her step-by-step with accompanying instructions. The first step is easy to do; make a wash of deep blue across a paper canvas.
You will need 3 tongue depressors per firefly. Cut out the wings from the R15263 Tie Dye Paper and glue onto the tongue depressors. Make the details with paint.
Check out the full instructions at the Library Arts website!
Thanks to Doris for this lovely post!
Images and original post © Doris Benter.
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