Body Tracing

This little bobble head creation is the result of needing to distinguish C's bedroom door from the rest of the doors in our hall.

I taped a few large sheets of paper together to make one sheet large enough for Miss C (who was 2 at the time) to fit on.

I traced around her in pencil and then darkened the lines with marker .

She thought it was a riot to be standing on herself...

I set out the markers and crayons and let her have a free-for-all.

Having a nice snack...I don't want her to really be a "starving artist"

At around 2, she was going through a phase of just coloring in certain areas: 
the end.

As soon as those areas were colored in she was ready to quit so in order to keep her interested in continuing I set out some paint.
I don't know about you but I love using egg cartons as palettes!

As soon as this beautiful work was dry I cut it out and taped it to her bedroom door.
I wasn't really pleased with the way the head turned out 
(since I traced around her quite lopsided) 
so I printed out a picture of her face and taped it onto the body.

This didn't stay on the door very long after A learned how to cruise, she ripped it right down.
That's alright though because I can see C's door from my bed and that little person kept scaring me!
I always thought it was C standing at her door.
Now the girls share a room so maybe we can make two new ones to adorn the door

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  1. I love this. I just got butcher paper yesterday so I am excited to do this soon with my little ones. Very fun! You made me laugh with the starving artist joke. So cute!

  2. Have fun! I can't wait to do it again with my two, I think Char is old enough now that she'll want to do some fun poses...I hope!
    I will definitely be buying a roll of paper this time instead of taping sheets together :)

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  4. This is something I really want to do with my toddler :)

    Featuring this post over at High paw! Thanks for joining for the first time last week and see you this week too! :)


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