Behind My Mask
Inspired by Behind My Mask: A Super Kid Self-Portrait by Cassi Stephens
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: This project requires some adult assistance for the folding. If you prefer, there is a No Fold project alternative to draw a basic self-portrait with no assistance needed.
Key Words: Portrait, Self-Portrait
Links to the Lesson for Students:
K-1 (With Fold - requires assistance)
https://youtu.be/I1dn_qYjy9Y (bypass web page and go straight to video)
K-1 (No Fold option)
https://youtu.be/QH7AKHC8l2Q (bypass web page and go straight to video)
Paper, pencil, eraser, something to color with (markers, colored pencils, or crayons), black marker (optional)
Tip: If possible, let them know what supplies they will need before they start the lesson so they can have them ready.
Additional Teacher Resources - Optional Variations
Google Slides Lesson (similar to the main project videos but in slide form)
Printable Lesson K-1 (a few very basic coloring pages/ideas you may adapt & use if you don't want a video lesson.)
Printable Lesson 2 (if you don't want to give a video. Slightly modified, less pictures)
Printable Lesson 3-12 (if you don't want to give a video. Slightly modified, less pictures)
Video Lesson K-12 on Google Drive (With Fold version only - if you want to download and use it outside of YouTube)
Special thanks to:
Cassie Stephens and her project Behind My Mask: A Super Kid Self-Portrait.