Add to GuideAsk a Question
To Top

Paper Shadow Self Portraits

Category Paper
This is a guide about paper shadow self portraits. A fun paper craft that you can capture a personal shadow impression of a moment in time.


Share on ThriftyFunThis guide contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

July 1, 2015

One of the fun 5th grade graduation traditions at my kids' school is to have each child make a paper shadow self portrait of them doing an activity that they enjoy. Then they line the hallway leading to their classroom with the shadows for graduation night! It is really fun to see how each kid represents themselves.


To make them, lay a large piece of black paper onto the floor. Have the child lay down on the piece of paper in a position that shows the action of the activity. For example, mid-stride as though they are running or in a diving position for a swimmer. Use a piece of chalk or a white colored pencil to trace around their body. Then cut out the body shape.

Some kids added extra details to their shadows such as a camera, football, or leotard (like my daughter's in the photo) to better show what their shadow is doing. They are really fun to create and make a great decoration on the wall!

Comment Was this helpful? 1
Related Content
Crafts PaperAugust 10, 2015
A girl looking in the mirror and using a medicated pad to treat acne.
Preventing Acne Scars
Man Greeting the Dawn
Building Self Confidence and Self Esteem
Acne Scars
Remedies for Acne Scars
Photo in Flower Frog
Displaying Photos
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/10/13 15:00:45 in 1 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!