Marker Crafts


Life-Sized Self-Portrait
Life-sized self-portrait.
Life-sized self-portrait.

If a close friend or grandparent lives far away, why not make a life-sized self-portrait and mail it to them? It's better than a photograph!

What You'll Need:

  • Grocery bags or a roll of brown mailing paper
  • Masking tape
  • Markers
  • Yarn and fabric scraps (optional)

Step 1: Unroll a long sheet of mailing paper, or cut up two or three grocery bags and tape them together end to end. Place the sheet down and tape it to hold it in place.

Step 2: Lie down on the paper and have a friend or a family member trace around your body. Now decorate your outline with markers.

Step 3: Now you can glue on yarn for your hair and fabric scraps for your clothes. Make yourself into anything you want. You can be yourself, an astronaut, or a ballerina.

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