Both the educator and parent in me, loves children’s literature that explore diversity and idea makers. ”The Girl Who Thought in Pictures” does both. It is the biography of Temple Grandin as told in a format accessible to children. Materials Book Canadians can purchase the book here: Chapters/Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-girl-who-thought-in/9781943147304-item.html?ikwsec=Books&ikwidx=1 Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Girl-Who-Thought-Pictures-Grandin/dp/1943147302/ Americans can purchase the book here: Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Girl-Who-Thought-Pictures-Scientists/dp/1943147302/ *Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book for review as I love so many books from: http://www.theinnovationpress.com/. This is not a sponsored post and nor do we use affiliate links.* Frame Large paper doilies Thicker paint (We used acrylic) Paper Painter’s Tape or Sticky tack Scissors Sponge OR Print and enlarge this pre-made frame on the photocopier: circle frame Portrait *You could use any materials that you have for this: scrapbook paper, fabric, chenille stems, beads, buttons etc. It is a perfect time to put out a buffet of materials that you might have leftover from other project* Fabric, felt or paper in various skin tones Beads Scissors Painter’s tape Glue gun/ glue (You could also use craft or fabric glue if you like) Paper Pencil/ eraser Writing Printable: unique We always find these items helpful too: Smock Craft tray Directions Frame We used an 11 x 17 piece of paper which is double letter size to create our frame on. Alternatively, you can also blow-up the printable frame on a colour photocopier. Cut two large dollies- one in half and the other in quarters. Put a tape donut on the back and position the two halves at either end and the quarters on the gaps on each side. With a dry sponge, apply your acrylic paint over the doily. To get clean lines, try to go directly up and down, rather than moving the sponge side to side, getting paint under the doily. We carefully pull the doily off when the paint is wet- and voila! You have created your frame! Person Put your paper on your table or desk and have an adult or friend, gently trace the outline. Cut it out. Tape it onto your felt, fabric or paper and cut out your profile. We taped it to the top of the sheet of felt as we realized that we forgot to do the neck! To get the accurate sizing for hair etc. use each piece that you make to layer to create for the next one. (E.g., Lay the face over the hair etc.) Add on clothing and details on the pieces. Extend the project by printing the writing template. Pin the idea for later: Purpose Learning about people who have had an impact on society. Learning about diversity. Working with different materials. Learning about different perspectives and angles. Safety Notes We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces. Use scissors and glue gun with care and direct adult supervision. Beads and other small objects can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths. 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.