Body Tracing

In this project I wanted the children to have the opportunity to work on a large-scale drawing and painting. I also wanted them to work together, both in a verbal way and in a physical way. When tracing each others bodies, they had to be careful not to hurt one another or press against them too hard. Also, if one child was ticklish, they needed to be able to work together if that child was wiggling a lot, which some definitely were. It was great to see the kids show one another how to lay on the paper and share their silly poses with one another. When they finished the tracings, they painted them and decorated them with mixed materials, from lentils to cloth. The children loved how silly and unique each one turned out, and I saw in each of the characters a strong part of that child’s personality shining through.















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