Passport to Adventure

Why

Travel the world, explore a neighborhood, or record classroom adventures. Keep track of discoveries with colorful stamps in a hand-crafted journal.


Steps

1. Do you have a passport? Passports began as letters of safe passage from an area’s ruler. Now they are international documents that confirm your identity and citizenship. If you use a passport to visit other countries, it may have some national stamps and seals to show where you are going or have been. Look at passports from various countries. Find out how people get passports in your country.


2. Try this idea to make a passport-like journal in which to record your adventures. You could keep a diary of your school year, camp, travel, or fun you have with your friends!


3. Create the pages. With Crayola® Scissors, cut brightly colored paper in half lengthwise. Glue ends together with Crayola School Glue to create a long strip. Air-dry the strip.


4. Fold the long strip in half so the narrow ends touch. Fold in half two more times. Unfold and refold to make a zigzag of pages.


5. Design the cover. Cut two pieces of cardboard or recycled file folder slightly bigger than your passport. Glue the covers to the ends of your accordion book. Air-dry your passport.


6. Decorate your passport cover with shimmery Crayola Gel Markers. Attach your photo if you want to the inside cover.


7. Start recording. On the inside pages, capture the places you have been in person or in your imagination. Illustrate people, places, and events—whatever your assignment!


8. Create stamps. Shape white Crayola Model Magic into stamps with handles. Press down to flatten the bottom. Incise designs with plastic dinnerware or build them up with tiny snakes or bits of modeling compound. Air-dry your stamps overnight.


9. Cover your art area with newspaper. Pour Crayola Washable Paint into a clean recycled produce tray. Press your stamp into the paint. Print designs on your passport. Air-dry.


Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Crayola Modeling Materials including Crayola Model Magic®, and Model Magic Fusion™, Crayola Air-Dry Clay, and Crayola Dough—

  • Keep away from open flames. Do not use to make candleholders, hot plates, trivets, or other similar objects that will be used or placed near fire and other heat sources.
  • Do not put in an oven, microwave, or kiln.
  • Do not make into vessels/containers that will hold unpackaged food.
  • The use of modeling material to make items that look like food is discouraged for children younger than age 5 to avoid their confusion with real food.
  • Unless sealed with a water-resistant glaze, do not make projects exposed to or immersed in water, such as boats or outdoor bird feeders. They would disintegrate when exposed to moisture.
  • Crayola Dough—contains gluten (wheat flour) as an ingredient.
  • Crayola Air-Dry Clay, Crayola Model Magic and Model Magic Fusion are gluten-free. However, they are produced on the same machinery as Crayola Dough which does contain gluten. Although the machines are cleaned prior to the start of each production run, there is a slight possibility that trace amounts of gluten from Crayola Dough may be present in the other modeling compound products. For information regarding specific ingredients or allergic concerns, please call our Consumer Affairs department at 1-800-272-9652 weekdays between 9 AM and 4 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Crayola Washable Paints—Not for use as body/face paint.

Modeling Tools—Use the least dangerous point or edge sufficient to do the job. For example, craft sticks, plastic knives and forks, and cookie cutters can cut or carve modeling materials.

Recycled Foam Produce Trays—Wash in hot, soapy water. No meat or poultry trays should be used.

Scissors—ATTENTION: The cutting edges of scissors are sharp and care should be taken whenever cutting or handling. Blunt-tip scissors should be used only by children 4 years and older. Pointed-tip scissors should be used only by children 6 years and older.

Adaptations

  • Learn about the recent technological devices used to cut down on passport crime, such as embedded photographs seen only with ultraviolet light and holographic messages.
  • Survey the class to find out who has a passport and the countries of issue.
  • The possibilities for this passport are endless! Record countries as they’re studied. Recap vacation and camp adventures. Keep a log of classroom events. Record observations on field trips. Keep a diary of performances. Take books on the first day of school to help children get to know each other.

Related Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans

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Supplies

crayola supplies
  • Gel Markers
  • Artista II® Washable Tempera Paint
  • Model Magic®
  • No-Run School Glue
  • Pointed Tip Scissors
  • Construction Paper
household supplies
  • recycled newspaper
  • paper towels
  • cardboard
  • recycled foam produce trays
  • container(s) of water
  • plastic dinnerware

Overview

grades

  • Grades 1 to 3
  • Grades 4 to 6

subjects

  • Visual Arts
  • Social Studies

time

  • 30 to 60 minutes
  • Multiple Sessions

benefits

  • Students examine the function of the passport system of their country.

  • Students make simple accordion-fold books.

  • Students design and fabricate stamps with which to record information in their books.

Cirriculum

Research Canada Standards
Research UK Standards
Research U.S. Standards