Self Portrait Directed Drawing Project! PERFECT for back to school!

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PreK - 6th
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54 drawing paper options, 40 instructional slides
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Looking for an ADORABLE project that's awesome for the beginning or end of the school year, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, or just for fun anytime!? Here it is! Perfect for hallway displays, gifts, or memory books. It’s just so cute... and EASY to make, for any age! I personally use this project several times per year in my classroom. :)

This product is also part of a YEAR-LONG BUNDLE that includes 11 beautiful directed drawing projects! Click here to check it out!



This purchase includes 2 files:

✅ a set of 36 different, zero prep paper options (details below) and

✅ a gorgeous, full color show that guides everyone step-by-step through the drawing process. You get detailed photos, clear explanations worded in ways that kids understand, tips and reassurance for artists, and loads of creative variations so all YOU have to do is flip through this show, one page at a time. Super simple to teach!

UPDATED: Now includes even more diverse hair options & head coverings (which you can easily skip over if it doesn't apply to your class)

Your students will be AMAZED with what they are capable of drawing! I ADORE this project... it allows kids to impress themselves and boost their confidence as artists!

I can assure you this project is not too hard for 4-5 year olds... and it's tons of fun for all ages! I've personally used it with 4-11 year olds and they all loved it! :)

Many teachers use this project SEVERAL times per year for different occasions: start of the year, mid-year conferences, and Mother's Day are my personal favorites.


There are 22 papers for a single face.

One is blank (perfect for adding children's names or ???) and the others say:


✅Pre-Schooler or Pre-School

✅Transitional Kindergartener or Transitional Kindergarten

✅Kindergartener or Kindergarten

✅1st Grader or 1st Grade

✅2nd Grader or 2nd Grade

✅3rd Grader or 3rd Grade

✅4th Grader or 4th Grade

✅5th Grader or 5th Grade

✅6th Grader or 6th Grade



There are 14 options that include 2 faces... an adult and child sized (THIS is what you can use for Mother's Day, etc). Each includes several font options so you can choose to use the one you like best.

One is blank and the others say:


✅I love you, Mom.

✅I love you, Dad.

✅I love you!

✅Happy Mother's Day!

✅Happy Father's Day!

✅I love, you, Papa!

✅I love you, Mimi!

✅I love you, Nana!

✅I love you, Grandma!

✅I love you, Grandpa!


✅I'm thankful for you!

Also available: NEW! Mother's Day Directed Drawing The Mother's Day show that includes a few more paper options and more slides designed to specifically walk students through the process of drawing TWO faces, rather than just one. You can definitely lead them to draw two faces with this product you're currently on, but the Mother's Day one is even easier and more specific.

If you're just going for one face, like a self-portrait or a portrait of someone special alone, buy the self-portrait project you're looking at now. But if you're thinking of doing TWO faces (maybe for Mother's Day, Father's Day Grandparent's Day... your student WITH their special person), you would probably like the Mother's Day Directed Drawing better. I hope that helps! :)



Happy teachers are saying:

❤️This is seriously one of the most amazing directed drawing files I have ever purchased. I teach pre-k and I was nervous about starting this project, however the directions and examples made this project go off without a hitch. I HIGHLY recommend buying this today!

❤️"The kids LOVED it. I'm a big fan of directed drawing activities, and this one is laid our beautifully. So fun!"

❤️"I was amazed at how these turned out! I love how directed drawings still turn out so individualized. Such a great confidence booster for the kids!"

❤️"Love this. It is easy to follow, has everything anyone can need for this project, and it looks amazing."

❤️"Wow - fantastic! I love to do directed drawings and you have set this set up beautifully. I especially like the paper to give students the starting positions!"

❤️"I like directed drawing because I can fit it into my lesson, the kids have to follow directions and they feel good about something that they have created."



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LICENSING NOTE: This resource is licensed for a single teacher who teaches a typical one class per school year. If your class goes online, you are more than welcome to use this over a secure site with your class. Due to clip artist's terms of use and my terms of use, you may NOT use this resource to make profit as part of classes on sites such as OutSchool, Udemy, Open Tent Academy, or anything similar. Basically, if you're using this resource to SELL something, it's NOT allowed. If you have any questions, please ask. Thank you! :)

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