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
Watch the video for the lesson and instructions!
Parents - Optional Extensions
Here are other self-portrait projects you can try:
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 --->
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.