Oh what an amazing morning! Nothing energizes me more than watching one of my visions come to life and witness children fully absorbed and having fun. I heard lots of “This is so fun! Can we do it again?” as we worked on our Kid Made Clay Self Portrait Canvases. This project is the perfect addition to an All About Me Curriculum or makes the cutest gift!
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WHAT YOU NEED FOR THE KID MADE CLAY SELF PORTRAIT CANVASES
HOW TO MAKE THE KID MADE CLAY SELF PORTRAIT CANVASES
Prior to introducing this activity set up the canvases and a variety of polymer clay colors. Give children the opportunity to explore the colors and look in the mirror to examine their faces. Encourage children to begin with the base of the shape of their faces. Make sure you have enough polymer clay in a variety of skin tones.
Give children the time and space to work on their faces. If a child gets stuck encourage him/her to look in the mirror to look for more details. The clay will stick right to the canvas. No need for any other materials. How cool is that?
You could hear a pin drop as the children worked. They were so into this project. I’m obsessed with how they turned out!