My Three-Dimensional Twin

What to do:

  1. Have children lay down on two long sheets of butcher paper.
  2. Trace around the child and cut out both sheets of paper so that they are the same. Younger children may need some help. Paper clipping the sides of the papers together may help keep them from slipping.
  3. Let the children color or paint both the front and back of their paper twin.
  4. Staple the sides together a little at a time, gently stuffing with crumpled newspaper as they go.

Variation: You may want to have separate sessions to trace, cut, color stuff and staple because this is a long activity. Hang twins from clothes line around the room. Ask what it would be like to have a real twin who looked just like you.