Background: Directions for making the 5 Pocket People
Use poster board for the body
The person’s body must be decorated with at least 5 different kinds
of material, such as: felt, fabric, buttons, burlap, leather, plastic,
yarn for hair, ribbons, straw, old pieces of jewelry, beads etc…. NO
The face must be drawn on with crayon, colored pencils, markers,
paint, made from felt, or colored construction paper.
Your figure must have 5 pockets on the costume. They may be on
the hat, legs, arms or body. You may cut slits into the cardboard to
use as pockets. In each Pocket there must be different kinds of information:
The name of the person, date and place of birth. Also include the
reason for choosing this person.
Tell about the person’s family and childhood. For example, give
information about the person’s parents, brother/sisters, his/her
Why is he/she important or famous? What did they do that made the
world take notice?
Tell about special interests or hobbies of your person. If none are
mentioned you may write about a fact that was of interest to you.
What difficulty or challenges did your person face in life? If none
are mentioned, when did your person die? If the person is alive, how
old is he/she?