2013. make + take: 100th day portrait.
materials: assorted construction paper, scissors, glue, cotton balls
this week we celebrated the 100th day of school with a variety of activities. one of my favorite crafts involves a little imagination and a lot of foresight— what will you look like when you’re one hundred years old?
i model how to make a face and body by cutting scraps of paper, and i encourage the class to try their best (i.e. it doesn’t have to look like the teacher’s picture). they always crack up in the middle of the lesson when i add cotton balls to my head; it’s hilarious to be “old” when you’re five.
when our portraits dry, we use clean sheets of paper and write about the future. what will i be doing when i’m a hundred years old? i’ll be blogging on my wrist watch computer.
p.s. the featured portrait is by one of my girls. i couldn’t get over her long grey hair.