Collage Self Portrait

This was a very successful craft, but we did need to start with a clear, face-on self portrait and a good collection of papers to use for the collage. It would be a great activity to do with a group of children, if you can line them up for portrait photos first and then print them out ready for the activity. How about trying it at a party? Take the photos as the children come in and send them home with the photo and the collage!

Collage Self Portrait

You will need:

  • A photo of you
  • Tracing paper
  • Backing card
  • Coloured paper
  • Glue

Instructions:

Place the tracing paper on the photo and trace around the shapes of your face and features.

Sam worked from this photo for his self-portrait collage
Sam worked from this photo for his self-portrait collage

Use your tissue paper outlines to cut out the shapes from coloured paper.

Glue the pieces on to the backing card to make your self portrait.

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