Projects & Activities
Try using natural materials found in your own backyard or at your local park for this fun project.
Piece of paper for your background.
Scissors (to cut your objects into the shapes you want)
Earth objects such as: leafs, nuts, pinecones, twigs, tree bark, flower petals, rocks, etc.
Look at your objects closely to see the various shapes, colors, and textures you can use to create a face outline, eyes, eyelashes, lips, neck, and hair.
Create your face shape. Thin twigs and grass are great objects to use for this step.
Create facial features! Does your portrait have eyes, eyebrows, a nose, eyelashes?
Add some hair! Maybe include a hat, earrings, or a shirt.
When you’re finished, take a picture to remember your portrait. Then, make another!