Love this project. I did this with my grade 5's this week. I demonstrated how to draw the head shape, but they were on their own after that. They studied traditional portraits to get ideas on how to do the crowns and neckpieces. I LOVE how they turned out, I am a VERY proud teacher!!
They first colored with Sharpie, then used watercolor paint to fill them in. They used a gold tempera paint to add the finishing touches. To frame them, we used the Melissa and Doug frame pad that I had leftover from the Meow-na Lisas.
I'd love to post closeups of all of them, but I am terrible at taking pictures with my iPhone, and I ended up cutting off a lot of them. I need to start bringing my real camera to work!