Thursday, January 20, 2011

Head to Toe

This is a class I did some time ago but logged it away for another day. I remember doing this in school when I was younger. Not a new idea, but so fun and the kids love seeing themselves life size! Do you have a roll of butcher paper? This is the perfect project for you!

This class was for kids ages 3-5 years old. After we read our story and visited the gallery we got busy. I had sheets of paper on the floor for everyone. Each child laid down on the paper and was traced by an adult with a marker. If you are doing this at home, have siblings trace each other!

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The younger ones focused more on selecting paint colors that portrayed how they felt while older children painted in their outlines to the likeness of what they were wearing. A great book discussing color and feelings is My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss.

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One step further: My classes are one-time and only an hour long but if I had more time I would have put another sheet of paper on the back, cut out both, stuffed with paper and stapled them closed around the edges.

You will need:
-Butcher paper
-Black marker
-Tempera paints or markers to fill

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2 comments:

amomwithalessonplan.com said...

very cool idea! My kids love to do chalk outlines, i guess it's time to roll out the butcher paper!

Erin Laughpaintcreate said...

Thanks for the comment! Your website is incredible! Have a great week! :)