Ages: newborn and up
Personalize your child's nursery with a whimsical portrait of one of his favorite people: himself. This colorful design from 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.
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.
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.