Minecraft Selfies

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
4 pages


If you want to capture your students attention, mix a little pop culture into their art lesson. This one works with the very familiar world of Minecraft, and challenges them to draw without using any diagonal lines. It’s also a great study of symmetry, as the graph paper lets them count out boxes to get very precise.

• White drawing paper, 8.5”x 11”
• Black marker
• Crayons or pencil crayons

PREP: Print a Minecraft grid paper on page 4 for each student.
1. Students find the center vertical line (count boxes) and lightly trace over it to help make the symmetrical face. This is just a guide, and will be erased when finished.

2. The eyes are drawn on either side of the center line. They should be at least 3 boxes wide so there can be white on either side of the color.

3. The mouth is drawn below, still centered on the middle line.

4. The side and bottom of the head are drawn around the eyes and mouth, leaving the top head open.

5. The hairline is drawn, using either a straight line or stair steps to make an angle.

6. The neck and body are drawn below the head, still centered on the middle line. Add details that stay on the grid lines.

7. The outer hair line is drawn. Neat tracing and coloring are needed to keep the Minecraft look. There’s no such thing as a scribbly pixel.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.G.A.3 Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts.

Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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