Make this quick and easy back to school photo prop for a for a great 1st day of school picture
I’ve been seeing back to school photos pop up all over social media so I thought it’d be fun to share a photo idea I’ve used over the years.
easy back to school photo ideas for a fun 1st day of school picture!
Okay, I confess, may have been a tad generous with myself when I used word “years” to describe my back to school photo habits.
To be honest, if back to school photos were my son’s only proof he was in school, well… let’s just say he can forget getting into college. According to the official photo record, he’s was in school k thru 2nd grade, magically advanced to 4th grade and dropped out of school altogether in the 6th grade. Whoops.
That’s okay because its a new year and we’re going to celebrate with a great photo prop….
Speech Bubble Chalkboard Photo Prop
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- Chalkboard Paint or mat board ( Sold on Amazon or any Craft Store)
- Utility Knife
- Hot glue
- Old Canvas Belt for Handle (Often found on the floor in the back of the closet)
- Dowel Rod
- Chalkboard Paint and Chalk
- Semi-Willing School Age Kid ( Not sold on Amazon but depending on the day, I may have one for sale)
Draw a simple speech bubble shape and cut it out with a utility knife. I laid a rectangle baking pan down to help me make the shape moderately symmetrical.
You can leave it white or paint it with chalkboard paint for a fun school look.
Make a handle to slip their hand in by cutting a canvas belt and attach with hot glue.
Instead of a speech bubble, how about a thought bubble?
For the thought bubble I painted a dowel rod black and hot glued it in place. The white duct tape wasn’t necessary but I figured it would add extra strength.
The small bubbles were attached with a coat hanger I cut and hot glued.
When I made these signs years ago, I drew directly on the sign with white chalk. This time around I used the font DJB Chalk It Up and overlaid it on my photo in Photoshop. You can get Chalk It Up free at dafont.com.
Here’s to a great school year!
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