I started with a tracer I made from a file folder. I traced the outline on a piece of bulletin board paper. We then talked about the fact that our eyes are actually just about even with the tops of our ears and about what colors they would need for their eyes, lips and hair. I would usually use my pencil to show where the eyes should be. The children then painted the whites of their eyes, their lips and hair. They decided what color shirt they wanted and then painted that and the colored part of their eyes. Finally, they added details to the shirt, and "ballies" and barrettes to their hair. Some children added their nose and eyebrows.
|When I cut around the face I could cut out some of the "extra" painting such as the outline Shakira added.|
When the paintings dried, I cut out the beautiful faces and added the children's names. I love, love, love these!!
|The poem is actually one of the first songs we learn. It is sung to the tune of Frere Jacques.|