Layers of Me

Layers of Me craft

Picture your personality's many layers in one see-through portrait. Use Crayola® Washable Window Markers on plastic to create layers of yourself.

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    Who you are has many parts. First, there is what people see when they look at you. They notice how you look, what you wear, what you do in public.

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    Next, there are the parts of you that your close friends and family know about. They probably know about your hero(ine)s and accomplishments.

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    Finally, there is your core---what is more personal. Maybe you are just beginning to understand who you are yourself. Maybe you have wishes or dreams. All three of these layers make up who you are. These parts of your personality are what is important to you. They inspire your actions.

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    Reflect on these three levels of yourself. Then use a transparent zipper lock food storage bag to create a see-through self-image.

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    Draw a simple body outline that's large enough to write inside with Crayola® Washable Window Markers. Make the shape about the size of a giant gingerbread cookie cutter. With Crayola Scissors cut out the same shape three times.

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    With Washable Window Markers, write words or draw pictures that represent your ideas. On one piece, draw how you look to others. On the second piece, show some things about you that only a few people know. Draw your dreams on the third piece. Dry.

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    Stack the three pieces with your public image on top. Staple together. See how your various personality traits peek through!