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Students get to know each other better when they create a 3-D self-portrait.
Discuss with students why is it sometimes hard to appreciate the compliments that friends and family share about us. Often we only recall the negative comments without letting the positive ones stick. Creating a self-portrait is a good way to collect caring accolades and see yourself in a more positive light.
As students sculpt, remind them to recall the kind words that have been said about them. With Crayola Colored Pencils, students write the words on small strips of construction paper.
With a handful of colorful Crayola Model Magic® Naturals, shape a torso, legs, and arms. Make these body parts by rolling "snakes" and then compressing or lengthening them. Just press them together, because Model Magic fresh from the pack sticks to itself.
Design the clothing in your favorite colors—a sweater or jacket, pants or a skirt. Make shoes to balance your figure. Press the clothing on your figure. If the Model Magic starts to dry, attach it with Crayola School Glue.
Roll more Model Magic Naturals into a ball. Shape a face by pinching and adding small bits for your nose and lips. Give yourself hair, perhaps with thin Model Magic rolls. Form hands and neck, too. Attach these parts to your sculpture. Air-dry your sculpture for at least 24 hours.
Attach tiny pieces of fastener tape to the figure. Place the opposite side of the pieces on your compliment cards. Attach the cards to the figure. When there is a new compliment, make a new card and add it to the sculpture.
Have students share one or two stories about the compliments they received with the class to help get to know each other.
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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