How Do You Make a Homemade Silhouette?

Homemade Silhouettes are an easy, wonderful way to capture a moment in time. They are perfect for wall art, scrapbooking, and even just as a keepsake. With a few simple materials you can easily make your own Silhouette at home!

Materials Needed

  • White paper/cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Pencil/pen
  • Black marker, paint or ink pad

Step 1: Outlining the Silhouette

The first step is to trace the shape of the person or object you wish to Silhouette onto the paper or cardstock. This is best done in pencil as it can be erased if you make a mistake.

Step 2: Cut Out the Silhouette

Using scissors, carefully cut out the outline of the Silhouette that you have drawn. Make sure not to cut too close to your pencil line so that your Silhouette will look neat and professional.

Step 3: Add Color or Detail

Once you have cut out your Silhouette, it is time to add color or detail. This is optional but can add a nice touch to your Silhouette. You can use a black marker, paint or ink pad for this step.