Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Party Picture "booth"

Busy weekend here but I wanted to share an idea I had while lying in bed one morning.
I am one of the room moms for our oldest son and we were going to 
have stations for the 1st grade party.
I needed another station.

Then a light bulb went off and I remembered the Lawn Fawn facebook pictures from CHA.
They made large cut outs of many of their stamps including their Polaroid stamp 
and took pictures of themselves with visitors.  

I decided to make one myself and use it as a photo booth at the party.  
They can have their picture made with just themselves or with a friend.  
I'll print them out later and send them back to school with my son.

20x30 foam board from Michael's Crafts $1.50

Draw and cut out the frame with a nice sharp box cutter.  
My sides are 2 inches wide.

I painted mine grey with Acrylic Paint (.59).  This DID warp the board a bit.

Decorate with stickers, die cute shapes and gems. 

My adorable (trust me) anonymous model:

Stations for our Valentine Party:
- Picture "booth"
-Tattoo  station
- Pin the arrow on the cupid
- Toss the ping pong balls into the cups/get it the red cup = prize
- Guess the number of candies in the bag (closest guess wins the treats)
- "Paint" your cookie edible craft
-Whole group story and Bingo

Idea: Lawn Fawn inspired
Papers: Echo Park "Be Mine"
Other: foam board, box cutter, glue, acrylic paint

I am entering this into Simon Says Stamp: Love is in the Air challenge

I think the kids will have fun with this. 
The other mom is making a crown for them to wear in the picture.

The back can be decorated for a different theme or for a birthday party if you don't allow overhang like I did.  I let things hang off a bit since the board warped. 
Next time, I may cover with paper and ATG adhesive to prevent warping.
Thanks for looking,


Stella said...

Such a wonderful idea; such a great way to make photos. The kids will love it!

Kelly Roberts said...

cool idea kel! i know they will have fun with this. have a lovely valentines day with your family.

Mandy said...

Kelly this is a fab idea, I know I'm here to admire your creations but your dog is gorgeous :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Yainea said...

So much fun! I love your idea and the picture with your cute dog testing it :)