Grandparent’s Day Gift…It’s NOT too late!

Grandparent’s Day is September 7, 2014.  That’s THIS Sunday, moms!!!

Did you forget?  It’s okay.  So did I.  But I wanted to make something special, meaningful, and inexpensive WITHOUT being too time consuming!  So I hopped myself on over to HobLob today and bought a few of the supplies that I didn’t already have for this precious DIY silhouette art and GOT TO WORK.  Ha.  Not much work required on this one, and I. LOVE. IT.

Here’s what you’ll need and the quick and easy steps ::

grandparent's day craft

1.  Gather your supplies.

  • a camera
  • your child/children for a quick picture
  • frames of your size choice {I used a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2}
  • tracing paper
  • black and white card stock
  • pencil
  • marker of your color choice
  • scissors {NOTE :: if you are using a small frame, you may want smaller, more precise scissors to cut out your silhouette.}
  • stapler
  • glue

2.  Use your camera to snap a side-view picture of your child and print it out.

3.  Lay tracing paper over your picture{s} and trace your child’s silhouette onto it.

4.  Take the tracing paper and staple it onto black card stock.

5.  Using the silhouette lines you drew onto your tracing paper, use your scissors to cut out your silhouette.

6.  DONE!  Use glue to attach your DIY silhouette art to white card stock, add a name {or a bow!} if you choose, and place it in a frame!

PS…I made sets for both of the grandparents.  AND one for ME too!!!

DIY Silhouettes

Previous articleExploring Houston
Next articleA BIG Step Towards Healthy Living
Born and raised in the Houston area, Misty married her husband Chuck in 2005, and is blessed to be called "mommy" three different ways...step, adoptive, and biological. Her kids are Maddi {Sept 1995}, Mason {June 1999}, Levi {Nov 2011}, and Kate {Nov 2012}. She and her husband struggled through six years of infertility. After enduring unsuccessful fertility treatments GALORE, their path led them to adoption and soon after, a surprise pregnancy! Misty is a teacher-turned-SAHM and is passionate about Jesus, her family, adoption, others suffering with infertility, running, reading, and chocolate. You can read all about her incredibly blessed journey and every day life over at so much more...yet to come.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here