Thursday, March 29, 2012

All About Me Boxes

Have the students make their own box. Each student will need 2 pieces of 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 paper for the box. Click HERE for a video on how to make a box. They need to draw their self portrait on a piece of 2 1/2 x 4 inch paper and glue it on top of the box.
We had painted paper already so I thought we would use that but you could use any paper. All you have to do to get that look is paint a page protector with watercolor, press a piece of white paper on top and then clean off the page protector for the next student. The paper inside is  2 pieces of 4 x 12 paper glued together. Glue the ends of the paper to the inside of the box so that it accordion folds back together.

Have the students write a list of things that describe them for about 2 minutes. Have each student choose 6-8 of their describing words and type them on the computer. The last step is to add their name with sponge letters to the inside and then cut out and glue on the words that describe them. The box can be closed back up or open for display.

This is a great book to read about what makes you special before writing the describing words.