Photo Crafts and Activities


Half and Half Picture

With a Half and Half Picture, half the design is a photograph and half the design is hand-drawn or hand-painted artwork.

This photo craft gets you thinking outside the box. Using part of a photo gives you the guidelines, but the hand-designed portion allows your creativity to take flight.

What You'll Need:

  • Old magazines
  • Blunt scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Drawing paper
  • Pencil, charcoal or colored pencils
  • Removable tape (optional)

Step 1: Look through an old magazine for a picture of a person's face. Make sure it is somewhat symmetrical -- a picture with similar halves.

Step 2: Cut the picture out, then cut it in half down the middle of the face. Glue one half of the picture on a piece of drawing paper; discard the other half.

Step 3: Use a pencil to sketch in the other half of the face. Try to match the facial features. Then color it in with charcoal or colored pencils.Once you've practiced this drawing technique, try sketching some other symmetrical pictures such as a person's body, a penguin, or a house. Then, instead of gluing the magazine picture to the paper, use removable tape to set the cutout half in place. Sketch in the other half of the picture, then remove the original half and sketch in the rest of the picture.Continue to the next page to learn how to put stories with your photographs and act them out in a homemade theater.Looking for more fun photo activities? Check out these pages:

Step 3: Use a pencil to sketch in the other half of the face. Try to match the facial features. Then color it in with charcoal or colored pencils.Once you've practiced this drawing technique, try sketching some other symmetrical pictures such as a person's body, a penguin, or a house. Then, instead of gluing the magazine picture to the paper, use removable tape to set the cutout half in place. Sketch in the other half of the picture, then remove the original half and sketch in the rest of the picture.Continue to the next page to learn how to put stories with your photographs and act them out in a homemade theater.Looking for more fun photo activities? Check out these pages:

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