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.

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. 30 minutes - 1 hour

  3. Messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    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.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    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.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Done!

    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.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

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