In my post from last year I discussed how I had purchased the black silhouettes from a party store, and had the students add their own pictures to create a personal collage.
Well, you can't find those silhouettes for love nor money here in Toronto, so I had to improvise. I made templates with one of the remaining silhouettes I did have and then I gave each student a quarter page of large black poster board I had cut on the paper cutter.
Each student traced the silhouette and cut it out prior to adding the photos, pictures and images they had brought from home. They cut pictures out of magazines or used online images. Some even drew their own pictures.
|Silhouette templates and the stars I bought and have used each year. The students get to keep the silhouette after the graduation ceremony, but I collect the stars and use them again the following year.|
|Tracing the template onto a quarter piece of black poster paper. I was able to make four for the cost of buying one!|
|I asked the students to carefully plan out how they would fit their name on the scroll. We determined the scroll was 24 cm long and 3 cm wide. The names were much more visible when they made each letter at least 2.5 cm high and 2 cm wide.|
|Students decorated with images that were personal to them.|
|I bought some stickers to add embellishment if the students wanted to use them. Here is Cathy's finished silhouette prior to being mounted on the metallic star.|