Today we used big paper that a local drafting company was going to recycle. It has auto-cad drawings on one side but is blank on the other side. (This has actually been a great resource for free drawing paper, and after we use it, it goes in our recycling bin.) I traced around the girls for life-sized drawings, then they did some detail work (jewelry, buttons, etc,) and colored them in. 3 girls enjoyed the activity, but Maya was so fixated on realism that she became extremely frustrated. Which was funny because in the end, she erased the legs and turned it into a mermaid!
The girls taped their finished projects on the backs of their doors so they can occasionally look at and admire them.