Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a famous African-American who taught that all people could live together in peace. This product has students create a self portrait of Dr. King through a cut and paste activity. Everything is ready to go, all you have to do is download, print and make copies. The rest is up to the students! Each portrait will be unique and look a little different, but that is what I love about this project! Also, this product comes with a MLK Poem. Makes for a great bulletin board.
9x12 construction paper: black, white, red, dark brown, light brown, and royal blue or any other background color.
Run patterns on tag board
Cut out patterns and paper clip each set together
Give each group of 4-6 children a set of the patterns to share.
Have the children then trace the patterns on to appropriate color construction paper, cut out, then assemble the portrait.
OR run the templates on to appropriate colors of construction paper.
Pass out a copy of each pattern needed to students.
Have the children cut out the patterns and assemble the portrait.
Procedure for putting Martin together:
First, glue the black suit jacket down to royal blue background or other background paper choice.
Glue the white undershirt on top of the middle of the black suit jacket, and add the red tie.
Next, glue Martin’s dark brown face slightly on top of the white undershirt.
Glue down the two, black suit lapels onto the sides of the white undershirt, but on top of the black suit jacket.
Finally, add the light brown and black face details to Martin’s face.