Finish the Wolf Face

Finish face drawingWhen students have a photo to refer to, they are often surprised at what they can draw.

In this case, if you have half of a black and white image actually pre-printed on the paper, students can really focus on matching lots of shades of gray. The goal is to see how closely they make the two blend together.

• Download Wolf Face Template
• Drawing paper
• Printer or copy machine
• Pencil, soft lead


PREP: Print a half wolf face for each students

1.  Students start by looking for the edges of the wolf head, nose and eyes and lightly sketch them in with a pencil.

2. Working in layers, students first create one that is medium gray, and fill in all areas except those that are white.

3. Students look for the darkest grays and add them on top, using more pressure from their pencil. Finally, they may try squinting at their picture to see if they need any final tweaks. White areas that got smudged may be cleaned up with a large erasure.

5 Responses

  1. julie

    I feel like I found an old treasure. THANK YOU!

  2. Lysalys

    Thanks ! My daughter will love it !

  3. Jacqueline

    Thank you for the wolf template! The kids really loved it. I also made a tiger and an owl template, but I think the kids liked the wolf the best.

  4. Nadene

    Came over from Jimmie’s Collage and I’m looking forward to this activity! Thanks for sharing such great ideas here.

  5. Jimmie

    Thanks for the wolf template! We will use this.

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