Oct 3, 2012

Family Photobooth: Punky Pink

I think it would be safe to say we are a family that not only likes a good project, but we love a good Photobooth! Part of the appeal is that we can make something with our hands (we all love a fun art project) then play around with it afterwards. Performance play is a family favorite!

Today we're inspired by pink, pink PINK! The best part about this photobooth and props? We used supplies you can find around your house. Actually, you my have to go out and grab a roll of pink duct tape (yes, we made the props out of PINK duct tape) but other than that--very accessible materials and probably things you have inside you house right.

Sounds simple enough? Here's how to get your family involved and how you can make a photobooth like this one.

The Photobooth Looks: 

How To Make the Props:

You will need some cereal or cracker box cardboard, wooden dowels, a black magic marker, pink duct tape and some scissors to make these photobooth props. Use aluminum foil to make an easy mold of your child's face to use to measure the size of your props. 

Begin by placing the aluminum foil mold on top of your cardboard and next draw your desired pink hair-do based around this form. 
Next, cover the drawing of the hair with the pink duct tape then cut out the "hair". 
Lastly, outline the hair with a black permanent marker then attach a wooden dowel to the back of the hair with duct tape.  
I traced the outline of a pair of glasses to make the glasses props. Draw the inside lens circles then have the kids cover the drawing with duct tape. Older children can draw the glasses on their own. 
Once you've covered the glasses in duct tape, cut them out. Cover the dowel for the glasses prop in the same pink duct tape then attach the dowel to the glasses with the tape. 
How To Make the Backdrop: 
Next we worked on the backdrop for our photobooth. We used printer paper from a large roll and we taped the two pieces of paper together to form a wide backdrop. You could also use the paper that teachers use to cover bulletin boards which can be found in just about any craft store. 
With a black marker, draw circles all over your paper and color the circles in. 
The kids really enjoyed this part, although I only let the older ones participate in this project since they were A. using a permanent marker and B. trying to stay inside the lines. They even names their circles before coloring them in!
After we colored all the circles in, we hung our backdrop on a wall in the house with good lighting. We  also set up a stool so the kids could have a comfy place to sit.
After we had everything set up the kids took turns having their pictures taken with all the crazy props. Here are how our pictures turned out:

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Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Love all the pink accessories. Looks like lots of fun.

Caroline said...

Thanks, Vicky. We had fun with this one. It was kind of an on-going project for a few days and everyone had fun pitching-in! :)

Unknown said...

These photo booths always make me wish I could come over and play! That opera pic is too good!

Melanie said...

Love it! Your photobooth ideas are so awesome.

Caroline said...

Carla, nothing would make me happier than for you to come over and play!

And Melanie, thank you!!! Did you notice the PINK hair?! :)

Jill Dorsey || Made with Moxie said...

What a great idea! I think maybe we'll make one next rainy day!

Anonymous said...

I am dying from the opera photos!!

Love those girls!


Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, Caroline, she is too cute! I love it!

Andrea :: Crafting Connections said...

Oh my - I am going to go out and get some dowels and make those glasses stat! They are just too much - love them - and I know that Ella will love them too!! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the way you involve the kids in your projects.