A few years ago, the minister at our church wanted to make a manger scene with silhouette cutouts. She had paper templates but they were about half the size she wanted. I immediately thought to scan and print bigger, but they were already 2 or 3 feet across so scanning would be tough, I could photograph them, but then I'd have to print something 4 to 6 feet across in sections, which would be tedious.
I just got some 1x2s out of the garage and shot them together with drywall screws to make a quick pantograph. It did the job nicely and faster than scanning, printing and taping.