Hi everyone...I'm back! :) I've been out of school for 2 weeks and just got back from a family vacation. I've been meaning to post pictures of the portraits my kids did last month. My school's kindergarten has been doing these for years as Mother's Day gifts in the spring. They always turn out adorable!
We start by having each kid paint a canvas a solid color of their choice. Then, after several practice rounds, we have the kids draw themselves on a piece of skin-toned cardstock. It is important that you teach the kids that all of their body must show thickness. No stick arms or fingers! Let your kids color themselves using sharpie markers. I suggest doing this in small groups so you can help them. I like to go over the sharpie and fill in any areas needed and outline in black. Next, we cut them out (teachers, assistants, volunteers- not the kids!) and we Mod-Podge them on to the canvases. Put a coat of Mod-Podge over the entire thing and it makes it look like their is a sealant over it. After they are dry we wrap them up in colored butcher paper and add a bow. Beautiful. I must admit, I was nervous about a few of mine that just couldn't get their bodies looking proportionate in any way, shape, or form...but their pictures turned out super cute just like all the rest. Everyone's was unique. :)
What do you think?