Line up, line up, for an unusual identity parade. Make a paper people chain to represent different aspects of your identity. Who are you as well as mum?
Cut out a chain of paper YOUs to match your body shape and decorate them to show the different roles you play.
You can colour your YOUs in or just scribble on a face and add the first words that pop into your head. Of course, feel free to regress into dressing paper dolls with patterned dresses for hours and adding your own ridiculous face if you like...
Check out how we made Identity Parades at our #somum Make Date.
Watch this video I made to see how to make your very own paper people chains - it's another great one to do with the kids.
I loved cutting out 'clothes' from materials in old catalogues (it entertained me to putt my round squat cut-out figure up against a photo of a much taller slender scaled-up model and then cutting my dress out from their thigh...) and giving myself little signs to hold reminiscent of the I'm a Mum and a... photos. As you can see, I also enjoyed taking photos of myself pulling ridiculous faces and sticking these on too.
But you can decorate your identity parade however you like - you don't need to add pictures or clothes, just share some of the people you are.
Here are my kid's attempts. Particularly loving my son's 'elephant man' identity (apparently he comes to him in his dreams...). The other ones are mum, food and servant. Hmmmm....