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Original Baby Art In Five Minutes

Silhouette stylist Erik Johnson is coming to town

Traveling silhouette artist Erik Johnson can create a hand-cut silhouette of your kid in five minutes—in other words, before a meltdown occurs. (Hopefully.) He provides iPads for distraction, if needed, and he can work with kids of all ages. (Really. He's done silhouettes of babies as young as six days old.) He'll be setting up shop at several local children’s boutiques this week: sign up for a five-minute time slot today at Lively Kids (15 State St., Newburyport), Tuesday at LittleBits Toys (21 Main St., Natick), Wednesday at Tiny Hanger (14 Pleasant St., Brookline), Thursday at Two Little Monkeys (77 Bow St., Somerville), Friday at Wild Child (5 Medford St., Arlington), and Saturday at Blue Bunny Books (577 High St., Dedham). The original silhouette costs $25, and copies are $15 each. Johnson also sells classic black frames ($15) that fit the matted silhouettes perfectly.