Monday, July 2, 2012

Photocopied Toys

Yesterday, while I was printing out some pages for the boys to color, I thought that it would be fun to surprise them by making photocopies of their favorite soft toys.  Our printer has a built in scanner/copier on top, so I made some quick low quality black and white copies of their most beloved stuffed animals by laying the toys directly on the glass of the copier.  They were so surprised and happy about these prints!  They really did look fantastic.  Ruben wanted to color his in, so we got out some watercolors, and he set to work.

After he painted it, he drew some thorns and a cape on it, but eventually he cut it out without these additions.  It is now on the wall by his bed, and I'm looking around the house and thinking about what else I can photocopy for them.

It might be fun to copy some other toys, or to do these soft toys again enlarged at 200%.  We haven't even started copying hands and feet and faces, but I have a feeling that soon we will have a LOT of fun doing that!


  1. I LOVE this! I saw it and did it for my girls the very next morning. THANK YOU for sharing!

  2. Is it okay to pin it to remember to do it again?

  3. You are so clever! What a cool idea!

  4. Love it! Sometimes all it takes is a black and white photo copy.... I will try this with some of Nova's favorite stuffed animals!


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