- Arts and Design
Art Education: How To Paint Faces With Funny Hair
Drawing faces and painting funny hair on them is a fun way to spend time with your children, nephews, or nieces. You can even do it yourself just for kicks!
- a piece of paper
- a permanent pen
- some ink or watery poster paint
- a medicine dropper
- a drinking straw
Let your child draw any face he likes with a permanent marker on a piece of paper. Have fun with it—make a story about the face as he draws. It might have seen a scary creature or is simply walking along depending on what your child draws. And don’t worry if it’s just a simple drawing.
Then using the medicine dropper, let him carefully blob some ink or watery poster paint on the hairline of his caricature from one ear to the other.
Next comes even more fun: let him point the drinking straw towards the blob of paint and start blowing through it! You can let him blow upwards to create standing-on-end hair, sidewards to create an its-windy-outside look, or downwards to make a ghost! Continue your story to match the hair.
When both of you are finished, leave the paper on a flat surface to dry. Remember: Tell your child not to pick up his masterpiece until it’s dried or the paint might drip all over the floor!
*Demonstration by Teacher Stella. Photos by Teacher Susan.