This is a playful children’s project for back to school, that you could also use for a mask if you wanted! I like it when children have the opportunity to share and get to know each other in that first month of school. I believe that those strong connections of creating community in September, then last throughout the year! Materials Pizza pan server (we got ours at the dollar store) Pencil and white eraser Paint pens (we like the Posca brand- good for peg dolls and rock painting too) Permanent black pen We always find these items useful too: Directions Sketch out your face on your pizza pan server. (For older children, you may find children’s drawing books or You Tube videos helpful for this type of drawing for tips about how to draw faces with scale, proportion etc. in mind). Use a pencil lightly at first to allow for easy erasing and a good quality white eraser. (In the classroom, I would often cut them in half or thirds) Trace over your work with paint pens if you want to give your work a bit of a pop of colour! Allow each layer to dry. The Posca brand work well in that you can paint over the layers with the coverage that they give and if you have an unintentional bit, you can paint over those too quite easily. The larger portion surrounding the face you could do with traditional paint. Once dry, display your portrait- our son created his like a mask, but you could flip it the other way (with the handle up, making it easy to hang on a wall in the classroom etc.) Pin this idea Purpose Sharing information about ourselves. Creating a likeness. Safety Notes We suggest that you use a tray and a smock to protect your clothing and surfaces. Follow product directions. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.