South Bay Hands on Art

Behind My Mask (No Fold)

Inspired by Behind My Mask: A Super Kid Self-Portrait by Cassi Stephens

Lesson for grades K-1

Project Samples

Video Lesson 

Watch the video for the lesson and instructions!

Parents - Optional Extensions

Here are other self-portrait projects  you can try:

Picasso Self Portrait

Lego Self Portrait

Hands on Art Behind My Mask  (grades K-12) (a self-portrait with a twist.  Requires folding paper.  Adult assistance required)

Folding Surprise Videos - YouTube Channel with lots of folding paper variations like sharks, flamingos, and this ice-cream video posted here --->

Project Description

What did people do to record what they looked like before photography?  Students will learn some history about Portraits and Self-Portraits.  Then students will draw their own self-portrait with a twist!  At first it looks like you are wearing a mask, and then you can open the paper and see what is behind the mask.  Grades K-1:  The original version of this project requires some adult assistance for the folding.  This project page/video is the No Fold alternative to draw a basic self-portrait with no assistance needed. 

Key Words: Portrait, Self-Portrait 

Special thanks to: 

Cassie Stephens and her project Behind My Mask: A Super Kid Self-Portrait.