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Lesson Plans

Mom's present with a twist (profile)

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John & Sandra Barrick (astroboy)
Tue, 28 Apr 1998 13:26:05 -0400

Dear Group,
             Thought of another Project. A silhouette of child. You know how to do it with a lamp and black paper. I usually do this with the little ones while teaching profile and Egypt,but- Make a profile of student(or they can make a profile of their mom) have it fill a life size page.i.e.12x18, on any color of paper. Instead of leaving it plain ,have them fill in profile with:

*Face&Neck-Save the eggshells from eggs. wash them out and let them dry. Draw a face with hair and shoulders in a profile on a sheet of thick paper. Spread glue over the face and neck,then squash the eggshells onto it,the darker sides of the eggshell up.

*Fill any gaps with small bits of eggshell and let dry. Now cut out the profile.

* Glue lines of beans and seeds of pod bearing plants(peas and beans)onto the shoulders to make a striped shirt. Spread glue between the lines and spread lentils to fill the gaps.When glue is dried shake off.

*Paint a piece of thick cardboard as a background for the portrait. Make sure that it is big enough for the head and shoulders. When dry,glue the profile to the cardboard.

*Make hair by gluing corn silk, dried pasta,bark or coconut fiber to the head.

*Make a necklace from sunflower seeds,glue on a bean for an eye,decorate the hair with small pine cones,and stick pressed flowers onto the background.

Option: Go on a nature walk to collect things to put in. If your in an urban area and can't find a park then raid the kitchen.

Visual option: I like to have slides going or put up prints on the subject many.
In this case different profiles from different artists,also things which are made from nature might be an inspiration.

Hope you can read as my husband changed our composition program and now it includes a whole bunch of fun fonts. However I don't know how to make it normal so don't be mad please.