This is a great art and literacy activity that fits grades 3-8. The portraits that are created look unique and really resemble your students. The two thumbprint samples on my lesson plan in the top left corner were done by grade 3 students.
'Art Tapestry' always links art with a literacy component. In other words, it weaves art into the curriculum. In this free sample lesson, art is linked with poetry. This art project looks great in sizes of about 11x17 or bigger.
Everyone will love the portrait masterpieces your students created.