Making them was easy enough, if your standards for craftiness are as low as mine. Like the silhouettes I did, I found a nice, smiling picture of each of them, cropped it and pasted it into a powerpoint document. I printed it out in color and cut out the faces.
I wasn't sure what the best size would be so I printed a smaller and bigger one of each
For the body, I went with the Gingerbread man outline. This one is free handed (as you can probably tell) but its very easy to find a nice template online.
To get the kids involved, I cut out the bodies and let them decorate it before I put the faces on. They have been really into stamps lately so that was our medium of choice. Once they finished, I glued on their faces to both sides:
They really loved the finished product, which was laminated for protection. It was actually kind of hard to get them to give them up. They gave them to Billy but then wanted them back about 4 seconds later. He had to tuck them away in his briefcase while they were napping.
Colie, admiring her flat self
Billy just left for St. Louis and will hopefully be getting some good shots of Flat Colie and Flat Sebby at the Gateway Arch. I'll be sure to post 'em when he gets back.
LOVE your flat twins - I am about as crafty as you are :)ReplyDelete
awwwww cute how they loved them so much.ReplyDelete
an auntie shout-out would have been nice for the lamination step ;)
Awesome idea! The flat babies make me smile.ReplyDelete
Love it! I've been thinking of starting something similar for Gemma since Paul travels alot. Have you found any good children's books about parents' traveling? I know I have a couple somewhere in my classroom that I keep meaning to look forReplyDelete
Such a cute idea! I can't wait to see the photos and to hear how the kids react to seeing their flat selves in new places.ReplyDelete
That's awesome :) You really are super mom ;) I can't wait to see the various places they get to go!ReplyDelete