Colourful Self Portrait Art

Inside: Directions for beautiful self-portraits in early primary

Hi Friends,

I was teaching in my friend’s Grade 1/2 class the other day and I was smitten with these beautiful self-portraits they did!

Aren’t they sweet?

Art project for kids. Beautiful and simple self-portraits with white on black drawings, and a colourful sponge-painted background.

I love the contrast of the white and black with all the colours.

Scroll down to see some close-ups, materials used, and instructions.

Art project for kids. Beautiful and simple self-portraits with white on black drawings, and a colourful sponge-painted background.Art project for kids. Beautiful and simple self-portraits with white on black drawings, and a colourful sponge-painted background.Art project for kids. Beautiful and simple self-portraits with white on black drawings, and a colourful sponge-painted background.Art project for kids. Beautiful and simple self-portraits with white on black drawings, and a colourful sponge-painted background.

Materials:

  1. Large marshmallows
  2. Tempera paints
  3. White gel markers
  4. White paper
  5. Smooth black paper

 

Instructions:

  1. Dip a marshmallow in the paint and carefully sponge paint the white paper. Be sure to remind the kids to press carefully (up and down) otherwise the texture effect will be ruined if they just rub the marshmallows around the paper.
  2. Have the kids use the white gel markers to draw a picture of themselves on the black paper.
  3. Have an adult cut around the drawings.
  4. Let the kids glue their drawings onto the dried sponge-painted paper.

A super simple art activity for K-2 students and SO gorgeous and effective.

Thanks for stopping by!

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