Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

What a cute idea my friend got from Pinterest! The original post comes from this cute blog called twogirlzstuff so we thought we could show you step by step how to make this actually happen and some "behind the scenes" shots.

This is the final product:

First you will have to get one large poster board and cut it in half. We used exacto knife to cut through the thick board.

Then take a pencil and write the letters in a font that is easy to cut out. Don't forget to leave the small lines connecting middle of the letters "d", "a", and "e". This will not be visible on your picture!

These are the finished poster boards.

Behind the scenes

Here are the kids trying to figure out how to hold the boards so that the shadow reads the right way.

This is the way to hold the poster boards - upside down and backwards.

We went to an open church parking lot in the middle of the day when the sun was high. We had the kids hold the sign high above their heads (as we found out, the shadow looks better if the kids hold the sign higher above their heads instead on top of their heads). They will have to tilt it so it shows nice and wide on the ground. 

Happy Father's Day to all the great dads out there! Hope you had a great day!


aja said...

fantastic! and great job on the tutorial!
thanks for linking up.

Erika said...

This is beyond amazing! What a great idea!

Monika said...

Thank you aja for the idea!

Unknown said...

This is such a great idea! I hope to "pin" this on Pinterest! Lori

Unknown said...

use FOAM board.. just tried with poster board and my windy day made for a fathers day pinterest fail...
avoid my mistake ;o)

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Anonymous said...

Wondering the best time for the sun for the photos

Maria said...

Thanks for taking the time to share this.