Silly Face Photos
My three-year-old recently entered the silly face phase. You know the one. He hooks a finger on the side of each cheek, stretches his mouth wide and sticks out his tongue. He shows off his silly face everywhere we go: the grocery store, the playground, school. His one-year-old brother laughs every time. So when I saw these silly face photos on Pinterest, I knew that it would be a hit. I added it to my to-do list that very instant.
How we did it:
- wet-erase markers (e.g., vis-a-vis markers)
- wet sponge
- paper towels
I completed the bulk of the work before my son joined me. To start, I placed some of our family photos in lamination sheets that I picked up from our local discount store. I was careful to press my finger around the edge of each photo to create a tight seal. Then I cut around the pictures leaving about a quarter of an inch border to keep the lamination seal secure.
I knew that turning normal pictures into silly faces would be new for my son so I made a few samples of things he could do to give some inspiration. I have to admit that it was hard to stop. It was so much fun adding spiky fangs and monkey ears to ordinary pictures.
Finally, it was my son's turn to join in the excitement. I handed over the Vis-a-Vis marker and let him begin. When he was finished, he simply used the wet sponge to wipe away his lines and then dried the top with a paper towel. In two simple steps, he was ready to create a new silly face. My hunch was correct: This activity was a huge hit in our house and I hope that it brings a few giggles to your family too.