How to Make Children's Silhouette Pictures

Written by ruth o'neil
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Silhouette pictures make great gifts, especially for family members that do not live close by. There is something that just seems so innocent about a silhouette of a child. Silhouette pictures are easy to make with things that you already have around your home.

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Things you need

  • Digital camera
  • White and black paper
  • Mounting board
  • Picture frame

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  1. 1

    Use a digital camera to take a side view photo of your child's head. Make sure the picture is fairly close up.

  2. 2

    Load the pictures onto your computer. Re-size the picture to fit on an 8 by 10-inch piece of paper. Print out a copy of the picture.

  3. 3

    Cut around the head of your child. Make sure to not cut out stray hairs or any other part of the picture that gives the silhouette character.

  4. 4

    Trace the silhouette onto a heavy piece of black paper. Cut out the silhouette.

  5. 5

    Mount the silhouette onto a white piece of mounting board or cardboard. Put the silhouette into a picture frame for gift-giving or hanging.

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