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!
You will need:
- A photo of you
- Tracing paper
- Backing card
- Coloured paper
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
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.