Things to Make - Life-Size Self-Portraits Made By Your Children (obviously, as I do not need a life size portrait of myself right now))

(P wanted blue hair, just like Katy Perry. It starts so young).

Last week, T had a nasty fever that kept him (and me) up most of the night. The next day was painful, the girls couldn't stop bickering and I was exhausted. I needed an activity - something easy, really easy, that would last a long time. Luckily, I remembered this post from my friend Marina's blog and the rest of the afternoon became progressively easier. So thank you Marina, thank you.

Here's the scoop:

Materials: Pencil, crayons, and a butcher paper roll

1. Have your child lie down on the butcher paper, trace an outline of their body.

2. Create!

The girls' self-portraits really demonstrate the personality difference between them. P made herself into a princess with a tiara, high heels, and lots of bling; whereas F tried to be as "real" as possible.

Taking a few days off. See you next week!

If you need some inspiration while I'm gone, check out these past posts:

*64 Things to Do (And Places to Go) As a Family This Summer

*25 Things to Make With Your Kids

*7 Great Art/Craft/Design/Inspiration Blogs

*10 Websites For Buying Great Art - Part I and Part II

And if you're sick of me, check out these great posts by my favorite local bloggers.

*Shannon is so fun. Especially when we're drinking together.

*Not-So-SAHM's 10 Top Art and Craft Supplies. A great list.

*The Meanest Momma needs to change her name to the Hottest Momma. I'm so jealous.

*KidFriendly DC has a great review of Georgetown Waterfront Park.

*And Then We Were 4 continues to amaze me with her photographic skills.



  1. You are too kind! Thanks for the compliment :)

    Question -- where's the best place to get a roll of butcher paper? My kids would love to draw themselves.

    Enjoy your time off!

  2. Awesome Darcy! They look so cute. Thanks for the link to my blog!

  3. Kendra - I always buy butcher paper at ikea (in the children's section) - it's pretty cheap there.

  4. if we had known we'd be doing so much business travel, we wouldn't have ended up taking a personal vacation. גאודי ברצלונה



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