This project comes from Art Projects for kids' Chuck Close Portraits.
Earlier in the fall, I took head-and-shoulder snapshots of each Sm'Artie. At home, I loaded the pictures onto picnik.com and edited them to give a black-and-white pencil sketch effect.
We traced the portraits onto graph paper, and then colored the squares.
The rules: no realistic colors (hair can be green and purple; it cannot be brown), use 2 consistent colors on each big section.