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Friendship Portraits
Ages 5 to 8
Show what you like to do with your friends by making a friendship portrait.

What You Need
Friendship Portraits

  • Roll paper, butcher paper, or old rolls of wallpaper
  • Crayons, colored markers, or pencils
  • Scissors
  • Small pieces of drawing paper (optional)
  • Tape, paste, or glue (optional)
  • Photographs or old magazines (optional)

What to Do

  1. Work with a friend or relative. Spread out a large piece of paper on a bare floor. Take turns tracing outlines of each other on separate pieces of paper.
  2. Label the portraits with your names. Fill the outlines with drawings of things you like to do with friends. You can also include photographs and pictures from old magazines.
  3. Compare the portraits. Have you included similar things?
  4. Hang the portraits in a special place.

What Else You Can Do

  • Create a family portrait. Trace each family member's outline on a very large sheet of paper or an old white bed sheet. Fill the outlines with pictures of things you enjoy doing together as a family.
  • Look through photographs of you with family and friends. What does each photograph show? What things do you like to do the most? Do the photographs show the same things as your friend or family portrait?

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