For some reason, I thought this project might be a little juvenile, but the upper grade level students seem to really take to it! I found this project in this book: Dynamic Art Project for Kids, by Denise Logan. It’s a pretty cool book, and we’ll be doing more projects from it, to be sure!
The first step was simply talking about sleeping faces. Was the head upright, or tilted? Was the face going to be feminine or masculine? Was the mouth to be opened or closed? Was the mouth smiling, frowning, or having no movement? We drew out a couple of ideas on a scratch paper, and when we were happy with the design, we re-drew it onto our heavy watercolor paper.
Once it dries, you can go on to add the fine lines with our wonderful friend, the Sharpie. It’s the B.A.S.E. (Best. Art. Supply. Ever.).