DIY Silhouette - Art That Personal and Easy Enough For Kids

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1 Hour
Do you want something easy to do with kids? Painting is great, but often things your kids paint aren't good enough to hang in your living room. This craft is good enough to hang anywhere and it's so easy. It can be done in an hour.We decided not to go with a traditional silhouette and make one of our cat, Mittens, who loves to be photographed.
Here are the steps to make your own silhouette (every time I type out that word I wonder about the spelling, does that happen to you?).1.) Search through your photos or take a photo of your subject that is a profile or side view.
2.) Print the photo on regular paper.3.) Size your photo to fit the frame. Make sure your photo is the right size for your frame. If it isn't adjust the size before you print it. I like to put mine inside the frame to see how it looks before I start.
4.) Tape the photo to a piece of black scrap book paper. You can tape it to regular construction paper, but it can fade with time.5.) Cut around the outline of your subject. If you mess up, just print and start again.
6.) Put double stick tape on the back of your cut out black image. Glue can show through and look lumpy. Stick to your mat from the picture frame.I cut out some whiskers and taped them down to ours freehand.
7.) Optional Decorative background. We used a piece of wrapping paper over the blank mat in our picture frame, but most silhouettes are mounted to a white background.I'd love to see your silhouette, so share.
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