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.

Multi media paper, 9″ x 12″
Black Sharpie makers with 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.

 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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