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Paper Portraits

Total Time Needed: 1-2 Hours

Ages: newborn and up

Personalize your child's nursery with a whimsical portrait of one of his favorite people: himself. This colorful design from FamilyFun's Executive Editor Mary Giles offers a contemporary twist to the classic black-and-white silhouette. Best of all, the technique relies on a photograph instead of a model, so there's no lengthy posing required.


  • Close-up photo of your child's profile
  • Craft knife
  • Scrapbooking paper
  • Glue


  1. To make one, take a close-up photograph of your child's profile. Enlarge the image to the desired size on your computer (for an older snapshot, use a copier), print it, then cut out the profile with a craft knife.
  2. Trace the profile on the back of scrapbooking paper and cut it out. Lightly glue the image on another piece of paper and frame it.