Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Create your own Cartoon Characters, 3rd Grade


The kids ate this project up. I really had NO idea how much they would love creating their own cartoon characters! I have a worksheet that a previous teacher left (looks like it was scanned from a book, maybe?) that has some ideas of eyes, noses, mouths, heads and bodies of characters. It helps to get the kids started. They are free to use their own ideas, too-in fact, it's encouraged.


We start off on a 9x12 manilla paper, and the students sketch 8 characters.

Then, they have to choose their favorite 4.

Then, they put their favorite 4 on a 9x12 white paper (we fold it in half twice to get 4 equal spaces).

Students then outline, color in prismacolors, add a border to each character (that goes with the theme), and create a name for their character.

They are then cut into 4, and mounted on a black piece of paper.

I didn't realize how much they'd LOVE this project...seriously, they were obsessed! But, it was great for hand-eye coordination, to get their little minds going creatively, and to use colored pencils.

Who knows-one day, these could be famous :)

7 comments:

Brittany said...

How KA-UTE! :) Future Walt Disneys on our hands!

Tisha Smith said...

super cute & fun!

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http://swift-attack.blogspot.com/2010/03/lost-kate-austen-wallpaper.html said...

those are actually pretty good doodles... i'm trying to become an art teacher myself and i just want to say that i really enjoy your blog. thanks :)

lost brotha said...

those are actually pretty good doodles... i'm trying to become an art teacher myself and i just want to say that i really enjoy your blog. thanks :)

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Anonymous said...

Is there a way to share your worksheet pictures that the teachers left behind? I'd love to do this project, but a little direction for the kids would make it easier.