Father's Day Crafts: Your Child's Silhouette
Take your kid's picture to a whole new level.
- Arcylic paints
- Removable contact paper
- A Sharpie marker
- Cardstock or heavy-duty paper
- Watercolor paints
- A paintbrush
- Stand your kid up next to a white wall and snap a picture of your kid's profile.
- Upload the picture for your Father's Day craft onto your computer and print it out on a letter-size piece of paper.
- Tape the printed picture onto a window.
- Cut a piece of contact paper slightly larger than the picture.
- With the picture still taped to the window, carefully cover the entire picture with the contact paper (sticky-side down).
- At this point in the Father's Day craft, you should have the smooth side of the contact paper facing out and a visible silhouette of your child showing through. Carefully trace your child's profile onto the contact paper with a Sharpie marker.
- Cut out your child's silhouette and carefully peel it off of the printed picture.
- Place it sticky-side down on the cardstock and carefully press down the edges.
- Put on some old ratty clothes (and put down lots of newspapers!) and get out the watercolors.
- Have your kid cover the entire page with paint. The paint won't stick to the contact paper so it will leave your child's silhouette.
- Let the paper dry two hours or overnight.
- Carefully peel the contact paper off of the page, revealing your kid's silhouette for the Father's Day craft.
- This craft isn't just great for Father's day! It would make a great personalized Mother's Day, Grandparent's Day or birthday gift as well!