This would be a great activity for back-to-school with each child making their own face and it makes a beautiful keepsake. We made it based on some Christmas ornaments we made years ago: http://make-it-your-own.com/clay-portrait-ornaments/ Materials Wooden plaque (You can purchase these at craft stores, dollar stores or online) Model magic (our suggestion is to use a coupon or look for sales that happen at Michaels or other stores) Clay board Rolling pin Circle cookie cutter (you could also use a lid or the opening of a cup) Clay tools (optional) Drying rack Glue gun/ glue Stamps Ruler Pencil/eraser We always find these items useful too: Directions Create your face base out of model magic to match your skin tone. We did this by rolling out a piece on a board and cutting out a circle with a cutter. Older children could shape their face with their hands and/or flatten out a ball. If you don’t have a circle cookie cutter, simply use a lid or the opening of a jar. Add your details to create yourself in layers- what colour are your eyes, hair etc. Once you have made your face, allow it to dry on a cooling rack. Depending on the heat and humidity in your area, this could be overnight or longer. Glue your face onto your plaque and allow it to dry. Lightly draw a penciled line to stamp the letters of your name. Once your ink is throughly dry, you can gently erase it. Display yourself and it you like add a written component with this printable: unique Variation You could also do this project using white model magic and paint your creations like this one from Art with Mr. Giannetto: https://youngschoolart.blogspot.com/2015/10/2nd-grade-clay-day.html Pin this idea: Purpose Working with different materials. Celebrating each person’s uniqueness. Safety Notes We suggest that you use a tray and a smock to protect your clothing and surfaces. Use a glue gun with care and direct, adult supervision. Follow product directions. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.