3.10.2008

monday to-do: paperdolls.


From Nini Makes:

Here's a little digital project for girls or boys that I've been working on as part of a project for The Green Parent magazine. It's a great way to personalize a gift or make one for your own children. [editor's note: And duh--- for OURSELVES!]

Here's how to do it: Simply photograph your child in a bathing suit, then photograph the child in other outfits or costumes. Be sure to put he or she in the same position and at the same distance to the camera as you did in the bathing suit.

Print the photos out on to card stock then cut out the full body in the bathing suit. Next cut out just the clothing of the other pictures. Be sure to make tabs on the clothing to fold over the body as you would with regular paper dolls.

The paper dolls pictured are a magnetic version; to see how it was done as well as other magnetic crafts you'll need to get your hands on a copy of the April/May issue of The Green Parent magazine.

Love it, Nini--- THANK YOU! :)

Alright get to it--- first person finished gets a special prize! :)
OK, and those that won the gnome embroidery contest--- I SWEAR I didn't forget you. I just haven't finished your prize yet. Ohhh, but I will. ;)

13 comments:

Jude said...

You go, Green Girl! My hero!

Joanna Goddard said...

that is SOOO cute. what a brilliant idea.

AllyZabba said...

that is just too cute. i know i wont win, but it might be fun to try!

design for mankind. said...

It's cute, right--- go get em tigers! :)

ties. said...

i just love the dots on the shirt (and of course the project too) ...

Esti said...

I've done something similar for my kids and they love to play this game.

Tizzalicious said...

That's so cute!

design for mankind. said...

I used to do this when I was younger (sans the magnets), although I always wanted them to be headless.

Weirdo. Seriously. ;)

design for mankind. said...

I used to do this when I was younger (sans the magnets), although I always wanted them to be headless.

Weirdo. Seriously. ;)

a cat of impossible colour said...

What a cool idea. Thanks!

Prêt à Voyager said...

Brilliant!

A

Nini said...

Honored to be linked here at the brilliant DFM. Hope loads of little kids and big kids are cutting themselves out, if you are - show us!

design for mankind. said...

Ahhh, thank you, dear Nini! :)

welcome.

because beauty lies in the details of design. in the pencil shavings, in the blueberry waffles. the vintage dress, framed portrait, old postcard.

design is inevitable. celebrated. design for mankind.

3.10.2008

monday to-do: paperdolls.


From Nini Makes:

Here's a little digital project for girls or boys that I've been working on as part of a project for The Green Parent magazine. It's a great way to personalize a gift or make one for your own children. [editor's note: And duh--- for OURSELVES!]

Here's how to do it: Simply photograph your child in a bathing suit, then photograph the child in other outfits or costumes. Be sure to put he or she in the same position and at the same distance to the camera as you did in the bathing suit.

Print the photos out on to card stock then cut out the full body in the bathing suit. Next cut out just the clothing of the other pictures. Be sure to make tabs on the clothing to fold over the body as you would with regular paper dolls.

The paper dolls pictured are a magnetic version; to see how it was done as well as other magnetic crafts you'll need to get your hands on a copy of the April/May issue of The Green Parent magazine.

Love it, Nini--- THANK YOU! :)

Alright get to it--- first person finished gets a special prize! :)
OK, and those that won the gnome embroidery contest--- I SWEAR I didn't forget you. I just haven't finished your prize yet. Ohhh, but I will. ;)

13 comments:

Jude said...

You go, Green Girl! My hero!

Joanna Goddard said...

that is SOOO cute. what a brilliant idea.

AllyZabba said...

that is just too cute. i know i wont win, but it might be fun to try!

design for mankind. said...

It's cute, right--- go get em tigers! :)

ties. said...

i just love the dots on the shirt (and of course the project too) ...

Esti said...

I've done something similar for my kids and they love to play this game.

Tizzalicious said...

That's so cute!

design for mankind. said...

I used to do this when I was younger (sans the magnets), although I always wanted them to be headless.

Weirdo. Seriously. ;)

design for mankind. said...

I used to do this when I was younger (sans the magnets), although I always wanted them to be headless.

Weirdo. Seriously. ;)

a cat of impossible colour said...

What a cool idea. Thanks!

Prêt à Voyager said...

Brilliant!

A

Nini said...

Honored to be linked here at the brilliant DFM. Hope loads of little kids and big kids are cutting themselves out, if you are - show us!

design for mankind. said...

Ahhh, thank you, dear Nini! :)