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Make a Family Portrait Collage

Fun when done as a family, this only requires old magazines, papers, boxes and other materials you can easily find around the house.

What you need:

  • Paints
  • Colored pencils and pens
  • Household junk
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Sheets of good quality white paper – one or two for each portrait

What to do:

  1. Each person chooses a family member for their portrait (no one is left out).
  2. Using your art supplies and junk, create a unique portrait of your chosen family member.
  3. You can also cut words out from magazines to describe that person, and be as creative and wild as you like!
  4. Using another piece of paper, design a frame for your portrait and attach to the outside of your portrait.
  5. Once everyone has completed their pictures – and they’re dry – choose the perfect spot in the house to display them.

Family Portrait Collage

It’s also a great idea to have a look online and study a particular artist’s style (e.g., Malang, Picasso, Japanese animation, etc ) and have each family member imitate this as they create their portrait.