Monday, February 6, 2012
I have done this project with many different ages over the years. With the younger kids I pre draw some Picasso style faces on the styrofoam heads. Older kids I let design their own. The only rules being they must draw a line down the center of the face and use more than two eyes, one mouth etc. The last time I did this lesson I did one half profile and one half foward. The kids use Sharpies to outine and then fun acrylic colors to fill in the faces. We Sharpie the lines over at the end and then I have small wooden boards with screws in them that they paint black and then mount the heads on them when they are finished. The kids love this project! The trick is finding inexpensive styrofoam heads. The very first time I did this lesson I had come upon 20 of them on sale for 10 cents a piece at a party store. I didn't realize what a steal that was until I tried to order them. I have purchased them most recently from Nasco art supplies. a box of 12 is $35.75.