"custom canvas (using stickers to create background and then spray painting it before removing stickers) awesome, cheap and lovely. I could modify this technique for the kids." This is actually good idea to give as a gift :-)
Love this idea for a self-esteem craft. Many of the girls in my troop have self-esteem issues. I love this idea of doing the out-line on canvas and having the girls paint it to take home to remind themselves that they ARE beautiful.