Crazy Hair

TEACHER NAME: Jennifer Schupak
CLASS TIME: _45_Minutes _1_Days/week _1_# Session(s)
SUBJECTS COVERED – Patterns, Design, Elements of Design


  1. Students will demonstrate their understanding of patterns, line, and repetition by practicing this on plain paper and then using these same skills on their crazy hair project.



  • Black Marker
  • Scrap Paper
  • White Paper, 11×17
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils



repetition – the repeated use of the same word or word pattern

pattern – design: a decorative or artistic work

style – manner: how something is done or how it happens

design – plan: make or work out a plan for



Use a marker to practice a variety of lines on your scrap paper. Try making thick, thin, curly, squiggle, wavy and zigzag lines.

Draw a U-shaped curve on the lower third of the white paper to represent a face. Draw a neck and shoulders that go off the bottom of the page. Darw a wide U-shape at the bottom of the neckline for a shirt.

Make bangs or a hairline at the top of the ace shape.

Draw an interesting line from the hairline to the top of the page. Repeat the shape of the first line a few times. The fill the entire paper around the face with interesting repeating lines and colors. Make sure to fan the lines out slightly so that the hair going up blends with the hair going to the sides.

Make sunglasses, a nose and a mouth with markers on the face. Use skin-tone crayon to color the face and neck. Color the shirt a bright color.

Another way to make this project is to do the same, but with a beard! For this make an upside-down U shape at the top third of your page. Add a little hair on the top of the head and fill in the bottom area of the paper to make the beard.



My students listened very well and had a lot of fun with this lesson. They thought my example was very funny and they had a lot of fun with the drawing. One suggestion I would make is to demonstrate on a chalkboard or paper on the wall how to draw the U shape on the bottom third of the page. And then teach them to draw the sunglasses like a capital B. Below are examples of my students work.


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