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Art Projects For Kids: Alien and Robot Portraits

Robot and alien portrait painting project. Awesome art projects for kids and other creative people • Artchoo.com
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Alien and robot portrait painting project. Art projects for kids and other creative people • Artchoo.com

Since aliens and robots are some of the coolest creatures ever to grace our imaginations, we decided to pay tribute to them by making formal alien and robot portrait paintings. Can’t you just see a museum wing dedicated to showcasing the most important of all aliens and robots- complete with gaudy gilded frames?

 Materials

wooden plaques

 

Prepare your wooden plaques by giving them 2 coats of gesso, letting them dry completely in between coats. Can you tell I have a Starbucks addiction?

gessoed boards

 

Using pencil, draw your best robots and aliens on top of the dried gesso. Traditional portraits usually stop at around the chest of the subject.

drawings on plaques

 

Go over the pencil lines with black permanent marker or black paint applied with a thin paintbrush. Fill in your drawings with your choice of colors and admire your handiwork! We painted around the edges of the plaques to give them the feeling of being framed.

Robot and alien portrait painting project. Awesome art projects for kids and other creative people • Artchoo.com

For hanging purposes: Have a parent drill a 1/2″ hole in the back toward the top of the plaque and hang it right on a screw or nail. Or…. use those fancy little 3M thingies:

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