These worksheets allow students to design their own characters without the daunting task of mastering human proportions, and facial features. It's a great activity to begin a unit with. It helps build the student's confidence and provides them with a tool to use when drawing their characters from scratch.
I used these worksheets with students from grades 3rd-12th and they all loved it! Many students created multiple characters and wanted copies of the worksheets to complete on their own time.
This is also a great sponge activity when a student finishes early or if there is extra time in the day.
For our unit we used colored pencils and began with a short lesson on colored pencil techniques.
Don't forget to encourage the girls to create a male character and the boys to create a female character.