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