How to Draw King Tut

Here’s a combo make in art heaven — gold tempera and a King Tut painting project.

Works great for history lessons, or even an excuse to use the paint. It’s inexpensive and adds a bling that students all seem to love.

MATERIALS
• Multi media paper, 9″ x 12″
• Black Sharpie makers, chisel tip
• Gold tempera paint
• Royal blue tempera paint

 

 

DIRECTIONS
1. Students fold the paper in half vertically so that the face may be centered.They  draw a large “U” in the middle that is centered on the fold. A line closes the top, and another parallel line is added below.

2. Facial features are added as shown.

 

3. Add neck lines below the head, and a headpiece that curves in at the bottom.

4. Stripes are added to the headpiece. Encourage the students to draw one side and then do their best to make a symmetrical copy on the other. Sharpie markers are used to trace all the lines. The gold tempera paint is very transparent and can just be painted over the lines. I gave the students a choice of painting the alternate stripes in either red or blue or purple.

 

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6 Responses

  1. King Tut
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    This is a very good drawing of me 😉

  2. Miss
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    Thanks for this great lesson! I tried it with my grade 6’s- here are the results: http://afaithfulattempt.blogspot.com/2010/12/king-tut-portrait.html

    They really enjoyed this project- thanks again!

  3. GiNelle
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    Thanks for the idea. I am planning to take my sons (ages 5 and 7) to the Dallas Museum of Art to see the King Tut Exhibit. This will be a great project to do before we go. Thanks for sharing it!

  4. Nevis
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    SUPER cool!

  5. Ms. Julie's Place
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    You might also try metallic gel markers. Phooey and Prang both have good ones, but they look better if you use them on darker paper.

  6. Ms. Julie's Place
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    Thank you, thank you for this simplification! My first lesson this year in my after school art class is on King Tut! I was trying to figure out how to simplify it for kindergarteners. Now, you’ve done it for me!

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