How do kids do self portraits? Here are some easy self portrait ideas for kindergarten to elementary. Teach your kiddos to create their own self portrait for a mixed media art project for all ages. From a fun self portrait with LEGO or playdough to an abstract art project inspired by famous artists. Or what about making self portrait art from a printed picture. Any of these self portrait ideas below are great for beginners!
KID SELF PORTRAIT IDEAS
SELF PORTRAIT IDEAS FOR KIDS
Roy Lichtenstein was a well known American pop artist who favored
old fashioned comic strips as a subject matter. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, and other artists, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. Create a self portrait inspired by Lichtenstein comic strip pop art.
STEP 1. Print a picture of yourself.
STEP 2. Use tracing paper to trace the picture of yourself with black marker.
STEP 3. Color it in with dots and watercolor paints.
Make a silly self portrait using homemade playdough. Playdough can be an excellent way to weave in building those fine motor skills and encourage creativity.
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Can you build a picture of yourself using only LEGO bricks? All you need is a base plate and a handful of basic bricks. Make it as easy or complicated as your imagination wants. Set a time limit if you like for an easy LEGO challenge that is sure to provide heaps of laughs!
Create your own funky and colorful self portrait inspired by famous artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat! Basquiat art for kids is a great way to explore mixed media art with kiddos of all ages. This first self portrait idea uses oil pastels and art paper.
This second Basquiat art project creates a fun abstract self portrait from paint and tape.
A silhouette is an image represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually black, with its edges matching the outline of the subject. Trace a picture of yourself that shows your silhouette and then fill it in with black marker.
SINGLE LINE SELF PORTRAIT
Can you draw yourself only using one line? Try drawing a face without ever lifting your pencil. Then color any way you like.
This self portrait below uses watercolors.
SELF PORTRAIT ART IDEAS FOR KIDS
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