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Arts and Crafts
Students will make personal collages representing things they consider important.
What You Need
- old magazines that can be cut up
- construction paper
- paste or glue
- small pictures of individual students
What to Do
- Explain to students that each of them is going to create a personal collage. The collage will be made up of pieces of magazine pictures that represent things, ideas, or feelings that the student considers important. Each student will also need one snapshot of him- or herself.
- Have students go through magazines to cut out representative pictures. Then have them arrange the pictures on construction paper and place their own snapshots somewhere among those pictures. Suggest that students put the things that are most important to them closer to the pictures of themselves, while placing less important ones on the periphery.
- Advise students to arrange and rearrange the pictures several times before actually pasting them down.
- Have students pair off to take “tours” of one another's personal collages.
- Students may wish to include photographs of other people in the collages. These should be copies rather than originals.
- You might have students suggest themes for the collages, such as plans for the future, school, admired people or actions, or family.