As for paper, I previously just used card stock from Staples, but found that the finish got a little fuzzy sometimes. This Artist’s Loft Drawing Pad paper from Michaels has a smooth finish, and is just heavy enough to handle multiple erasings that come with young artists just learning to draw.
My three characters were created with a CD size circle for their head, and finished with small bodies. Step by step tutorials are coming soon as these were a big hit with my students, even the young kinders.
Disclaimer: Though I have received free products and services from Michaels, my use of their name in this post was unsolicited.