The paper plate is GENUIS! ----Blind contour drawing is a fun way to see how accurately we can draw when we observe something very carefully, by looking at it and not looking away. - Using a paper plate is a great way to accomplish this.
Search magazines to find similar size features, (old, young, male, female) and glue them in the proper place. Your challenge is to add what is missing and pull the variety of magazine cutouts together with colored pencils to create a face.
We could do this with out Frida Kahlo self-portraits--make them "selfies"! Fun, contemporary back-to-school lesson! Have your students draw "selfies" and describe their summer via text message prompts. Makes for a great bulletin board display!