Lesson Plan

How to create a simple cartoon character

Learn how to create a simple cartoon character
Chenyi Z.
Principal/head of school
Emory University
Atlanta, United States
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My Grades 11
My Subjects Science, Social Studies, Arts

Students will be able to know how to draw a simple cartoon character well. Almost everyone watched cartoons in their childhood. Learning how to draw some basic rules to draw simple cartoon character is sometimes really useful. For instance, you could draw some simple cartoon characters on a poster. Cartoon characters could attract people's eyes. I will try to teach how to make a character looks cute :)

Grades K – 12
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1 Basic Instruction

Show students some simple cartoon characters and give them a general idea about how simple cartoon characters looks like. Attract their eyes.

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Exploring

Draw a simple cartoon character on the blackboard and generally talk about how to draw it, how to make a character looks cute.

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Drawing

Lead students to draw simple character step by step. Show them the way to draw it, help them to figure out how to make characters look good.

4 Independent Practice

Activity: Creating

Let students to draw by themselves. Except the character just draw before, try to create their own characters. Thus, they will know how to create a new character on their own.

5 Wrap-Up

Activity: Creating

Let students to show their works, and help them to make their works better. Do a summery.