CANADIAN ART STAMPS – Presenting Research

Students research a Canadian artist inspired by a postage stamp from the Canadian Art collection and present their findings in a character book they create that contains both written text and visual information.

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CANADIAN ART STAMPS – Presenting Research


  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Glue Sticks
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Glue Sticks
  • Crayola Construction Crayons or Tempera Paint
  • Crayola Paint Brushes - if using tempera paint
  • Crayola Markers


Step 1
  1. Fold the construction paper into 8 sections.
  2. Cut out the 2 lower, outside rectangles.
  3. Set the 2 small rectangles aside to use for the arms.
Step 2
  1. Cut the arms out of the small rectangles.
  2. Fold the top outer rectangles into the centre fold to make the jacket.
  3. Fold the top corners in on an angle to make the lapels.
Step 3
  1. Fold the jacket flaps in.
  2. Place the paper, jacket flaps down, on the desk.
  3. Glue the arms to the back, close to the top of the paper.
  4. Turn the paper over and check to see that the arms are attached at the shoulders.
Step 4


  1. Fold the paper in half lengthwise.
  2. Cut along the outside edge as shown.
  3. Stop where the jacket begins.
Step 5


  1. Fold the paper in half lengthwise.
  2. Cut along both lower edges as shown.
  3. Stop where the jacket begins.
Step 6
  1. Cut out head, hands and feet from the cardstock paper and glue them into place.
  2. Use Crayola construction paper crayons to colour the figure.
  3. Apply a heavy coat of crayon.
  4. Make a design that reflects the artist's work.
  5. Polish the crayon with a soft tissue.
Step 7
  1. Glue your finished research inside the jacket.
  • Subjects:

    • Language Arts,

    • Social Studies,

    • Visual Arts

  • Grades:

    • Grade 7,

    • Grade 8,

    • Grade 9

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