I started by having them draw two eyes in the center of the paper (portrait). I used my document camera and had them follow along. We added a triangle nose with two lines going up from the corners. Then, we added the little line coming down from the center of the triangle with the smile extending from it. The students could use any colors they wanted to add the mane! It was fun, exciting, and very freeing.
Vocabulary used: texture, symmetry, portrait
Here are some pictures of our results!