I've been wanting to do silhouettes of my kids for quite a while now ... Valentine's Day seemed the perfect time to make cute cards for the grandparents. [look away Grammies!]
I wrote "Grandparents are a gift from God" across the top and signed each child's name under their portrait. [I brushed these out in this photo.]
I think if you google silhouettes, you'll find loads of ways to make them, but here's what I did. Snapped a profile photo of each child against a solid color background. And it might take a lot of snaps if you have toddlers! :-) Then in Photoshop I converted to grayscale and increased the contrast so the outline of their heads became more noticeable. Used the magnetic lasso to go around and 'select' the whole shape I wanted. Then stroke or fill that in with black or whatever color you choose. Now I have it digital and can print on any kind of paper or resize as necessary.