#MetKids—Trace and Cut Paper Silhouettes

Follow along with Te Aonehe, age 7, and learn how to trace and cut paper silhouettes.


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• 1 piece of black paper
• 1 piece of white paper
• object to trace
• pencil
• scissors
• tape or glue


1. Place your object on a piece of black (or dark-colored) paper. Construction paper works well.
2. Use a pencil to trace the object’s outline onto the dark paper.
3. Cut out your tracing or outline, which is now a silhouette.
4. Use tape or glue to mount your silhouette on a piece of white paper.


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About #MetKids

#MetKids Contributor: Te Aonehe

Inspired by “Frank Johnson with His Wife, Helen” by Auguste Edouart.

Closed captioning for this video is available in ten additional languages:

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