Materials: Paper (any kind available: colorful, wrapping, recycled, lined, etc.), found objects (examples: rubber bands, feathers, lace, sticks, cords, food, etc.), optional: scissors & glue
Instructions: First, listen to a YouTube read aloud for our story My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil. Make sure you pay close attention to the objects used in the pictures!
Next, look at artist Hanoch Piven’s found object portraits using the link provided to get some inspiration (ideas) for your artwork.
Think about the facial features (parts of a face) that you’ll need to add when creating a portrait (picture of a person’s face).
Begin with a paper for your base. You may cut this into the shape of a head if you have scissors. Next, begin arranging (moving around) your found items on top of the paper until you’ve created a portrait! You can glue the objects down, with an adult’s permission, or you can keep rearranging them to create a different portrait!
I’d love to see your finished artwork! Show it off by uploading a video to our Flipgrid!
My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil YouTube read aloud.
Pivenworld Artist Hanoch Piven uses everyday found objects to create portraits.