Build Your Confidence - Portrait Of You - Collage

New activity suggestion:

  • Once you’ve made your colour and texture collage you could try different variations of collage techniques to explore your theme. You could use words, pictures or colours cut or ripped from magazines and newspapers, scraps of wallpaper, wrapping paper or anything that catches your eye from junk mail or sweet wrappers, foil, fabric scraps and collected texture rubbings. 
Have a look at our examples below, exploring recycled materials, for ideas

As you’re using the symbol of a hand to represent yourself you could consider using other symbols on your hand. Symbols can mean different things to different people but here are some ideas you could use:


  • Heart: love
  • Bird: freedom
  • Butterfly: metamorphosis, change
  • Circle: eternity
  • Door: opportunity
  • Key: knowledge
  • Leaf: renewal, growth
  • Spiral: continuity
  • Star: hope

What next?

  • Fill in your Reflective Diary below
  • Have you taken your Wellbeing Temperature recently?  You can use our Wellbeing Thermometer to log, measure and understand your own patterns of wellbeing. Our Wellbeing Thermometer will direct you around the Start2 resource helping you to choose the creative wellbeing activity to best suit you

  • Stick your ‘Portrait of You’ in a sketch book
  • Make your ‘Portrait of You’ into a card and send to a friend
  • Colour copy your ‘Portrait of You’ to create more than one card

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