These Paper Plate Carnival Masks are perfect for teaching kids about Rio Carnival, Brazil, and the Rainforest. During a study of the rainforest, read about Rio Carnival in Brazil and make your own colorful masks. Then, have your own family fun night of making colorful, feather-filled Carnival masks and watching the Carnival themed movie for kids, Rio.
Teaching Self-Portraits: proportion vs. tracing face shapes. For grades 1-4 teach proportion. For grades 5-8 begin by having students trace a picture of themselves onto transparency using vis-a-vis marker. Students tape transparency into sketchbook for shape reference. For grades 9-12 teach both methods and introduce modeling/value