This project takes a lot of time and experimentation, especially depending on the teacher's comfort with the program and the students' experience level. This project took my 8th-10th grade students 3 weeks to complete, but they were brand new to the program and required a lot of support using computers.
This directions page and grading checklist is meant to be used with the http://scratch.mit.edu free online program. Projects with the username ideacarverband were created my me. Other projects were shared by other contributors to the Scratch community. You can just do the headshot part of the project or you can have students duplicate their headshots into a new costume, shrink, and edit so their avatar has a full body. Grading checklists are included for both options.