This is a short project I've used to analyze a character in literature more deeply. You can use it a variety of ways in different grades!
It's a Mind Map over a character (one you know a lot about!). Then, students pre-plan using the provided directions sheet. They plan out traits, qualities, goals, dreams, obstacles, conflict, etc. about the character PLUS how they will represent/symbolize those on the face template provided.
This gets students thinking critically about characters. It's an awesome choice for creative or artistic students who would rather do a project than write a character analysis essay.
I've used it with 7th, 8th, and 10th grade students successfully! I've used it individually and also as a group project.