Bag Self Portrait – An Art Therapy Intervention
For this art therapy activity you’ll at least need a brown paper bag. The participant will create a self-portrait on the side of a brown paper bag. It can be made with paint, crayons, colored pencils, markers, hair, fabric, etc. Either side of the bag can be used to express certain things. For example, if you wanted to represent your fears and dreams, or goals and aspirations. The participant can also create a eulogy that explains how they would like to be remembered when they’re gone. Another idea for this art activity is to have the participant put things inside the paper bag that make them the person they are. It can be pictures of things, personal items, books, CDs, paintings…anything.
A reader was so kind to submit pictures of his Paper Bag Self Portrait Activity: