Painting the self portraits is really easy. I purchased the canvas boards and paint at Michael's. I selected the cheap acrylic paint in the bottles for 99 cents. Do allot a few days. It is really a four day process.
Day 1. Have each student paint the background color.
Day 2. I made a tracer of a head and shoulders. (I noticed Michael's carries a cardstock head cut out that would work great for a tracer). Each child traces the head on the canvas. Then they paint it in with flesh color paint. (These cheap paints have all the skin colors).
Day 3. Paint hair, eyes, nose, and mouth
Day 4. Paint shirt and background details.
Notice the yellow picture? A student made this and added it herself to the show! So cool to see the ownership!