How to Make a Confidence Building Self Portrait with Kids

Confidence Building for Kids, Self Portrait Ideas, Light House School, Willis, TX

by | Jun 19, 2020 | Parenting Tips

It’s not unusual for a child to face self-doubts as they get older. It’s especially prevalent during these uncertain times. With a global pandemic, protests, riots, and looting, it can be almost impossible to protect your child from the chaos around. It’s likely your child feels the tension in the local environment. 

Now, more than ever, it’s critical to build your child’s self-confidence. Try one of these self-portrait ideas! Click To Tweet

Children are quite observant and probably pay attention to more than you think. It’s important to have open and honest communication with your child to help them understand right from wrong. 

Pro Tip: You can talk about difficult subjects while keeping the conversation age-appropriate

To build confidence with your child, consider creating one of these eye-catching creative self-portrait ideas. 

Craft Stick Portraits 

If you want to make a cool self-portrait that doubles as a fan, consider creating one on a craft stick. Provide your child with a mirror, paper plate, a glue stick, and crayons, markers, or coloring pencils. Tell your child to look at themselves and write down or say all of their positive characteristics. Encourage them to create their own paper plate portrait and glue the paper plate to a craft stick when they’re done. 

Creative Selfies

In the modern age, most people can be portrait photographers with their smartphones. For this craft, you can ask your kids what they want to be when they grow up. Allow them to dress up in their dream job uniform with things lying around the house. Set up your phone or camera on a tripod or counter top and selfie away! Get in front of the camera with them and make silly facial expressions to make the project a family activity. 

Modern Magazine Self Portraits

With this artistic idea, your child will feel like a mini Picasso. For this project, all you need is some old magazines, glue, and construction paper. Have your child look through a magazine and cut out things that inspire them including beautiful eyes, a nose, and a mouth. Put the pieces together to create a self-portrait that reflects what’s on the inside. 

How to Build Self Confidence in a Child

While these self-portrait ideas provide creative confidence-building activities for kids, there’s a lot more to improving adolescent confidence. It’s necessary to teach your child to be independent. From 2-17, children can learn how to do new things that will improve confidence and independence. Try to be the best version of yourself to be a positive role model, ban criticism, and encourage giving hearts. Want more updates from the Light House School? Connect with us on Facebook for regular blog posts on your feed. 


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