Sunday, February 22, 2009

silhouettes


(so, i messed up a little on the picture above and made finn's head bigger than the rest... it really isn't that big, i swear...)

another fun project i did with my kids last week was to make these cute little silhouette prints. i took a profile picture of each of them and then had them developed at costco. we/i cut them out (as my kids watched eagerly) and my initial plan was to trace them and then cut them out again on black paper. however, i also happened to have black acrylic paint on hand, so i decided to just try painting them. it was so easy. also, i was talking to my sister who suggested using spray paint, so that might be a better way to go. i was going for what i had on hand... plus, kids and spray paint was not something i was willing to venture into. i have not decided exactly where to hang them yet, but i just think they look so sweet. i love how much they really look like each of my kids. on finn's i couldn't quite figure out how to cut around all that chicken fuzz in the back, so i ended up just smoothing around it. plus, i considered cutting around the drool hanging off his chin in the picture, but ultimately decided to lose that as well. it was a fun, easy project and my vain kids love anything involving pictures of themselves...




1 comment:

the Speiers said...

I love these!!!! They came out great!! You little Martha Stewart, you----no actually you are like one of Martha Stewart's underlings who does all the hard work and comes up with all the cool ideas behind the scenes...