This craft is a fun way to let your kids' imaginations go wild and it's a great activity on a rainy or snowy day. And it's practically free!
Put your paper on the floor and have your child lay down on top of it in whatever position they want their figure to be in.
My son is standing on his "sister" (at left) who chose a bent leg, while he chose a kind of "jumping" look.
Use a pencil or marker or crayon to trace an outline around your child. If you have another kid, let them do it - it's very entertaining to watch!
This is my son's completed outline.
As you can see between this and the above picture, you can choose various poses.
You might also have noticed that I taped two pieces of paper together, which you can do if you don't have a long length of paper.
Decorate however you want!! Get out the glitter glue and pom poms! Use up all those stickers that have been laying around.
Kids can add hair, make up and even color in their outline.
Crayons, pom poms and google eyes can all be used to decorate your figure.
Find a place to display your child's work. I chose the door to my basement and bathroom - both off my kitchen.
My kids loved seeing "themselves" every day and these pictures stayed up for months!
My daughter even chose to paint the toenails of her figure
Sandra K. Lee is a freelance writer and stay-at-home mom with a 8-year-old princess & a 4-year-old superhero in Middlesex County, New Jersey.