Thursday, February 18, 2010

George Washington Portrait

In honor of President's Day we talk about the different presidents especially noting the observable differences between our 1st president and our current president. We talk about portraits and photographs and illustrate our learning by creating a portrait of George Washington. Each student traces and cuts out a circle on a white piece of paper and glues it to a base piece of construction paper. A face is then added to the circle.
A collar is created with half paper doily.

Then we add a powdered wig by using cotton balls or quilt batting. I make sure to tell the children to glue the construction paper and not the cotton.