One of my favorite things to do when I was little was to come up with different self-portraits. I would paint, draw, add macaroni, yarn and glue. They were masterpieces (to me)! As I got older, I was fascinated going through old boxes of my parents and finding some of these pictures. They were like little magical pieces that came alive after seeing them again. It’s always fun to see how we see ourselves at different points in life. As a fun summer project, I pulled out some blank peg dolls and let my kids go at it with paint and told them to simply paint the doll like they see themselves.
My daughter was sleeping when we did these, so I painted one for her. By adding a bead to the top and painting it, I made an instant bun. I added some cabochon flowers to her hair and an i-screw to make it into a necklace. Some cute baker’s twine in purple made the perfect necklace chain.
On another girl’s, some beads were added that gave it more of a necklace feel.
I just loved how each of them turned out so unique and had little pieces that were DEFINITELY each kid.
And I love that these can be played with and then thrown into a keepsake box where they won’t be ripped or torn as the years pass by. How fun would this be to do each year as your kid gets older..it would be a new way to show the growth of your kid each year…and by having them add things they are interested in (superman, panda bears, hairstyles, favorite colors), it is personal and fun to look back on.
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