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In this activity, learners will learn about a person they admire (famous, family or otherwise) or even themselves and create a life-sized silhouette. Learners will explore research, writing, drawing, and tracing through this activity. Activity incudes step by step instructions with pictures, vocab words and definitions to use, fun facts related to the activity and ways to change it up extend the activity. This activity requires a large piece of paper and writing utensils.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Butcher paper
  • Markers
  • Facts about a famous person


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
    • Human Senses and Perception
  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
    • Representation

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



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