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March 17, 2014

Make Your Own Photo Booth

I volunteered to make a photo booth for the Spring Carnival at my boys' school. It is a new fundraiser for the school and I wanted to help out (we're raising money for a new playground).
photo booth

I was going to make one using a refrigerator box but visions of the box falling over as multiple kids crowded into the booth had me searching for more ideas. Can you tell I'm the mom of 3 boys?

Here are the supplies I used:

  1. a king-sized white sheet (I cheated with this, and used the sheet for our back-yard movies)
  2. a pack of 60 photo props on a stick from Michaels
  3. a thought-bubble chalkboard
  4. a fairy wand
  5. a wood frame that I painted
  6. craft paper that I cut into triangles and sewed onto ribbon to create the banners
photo booth supplies

Now I need to decide if I am going to man the booth on my own with my camera for 4 hours or if I can get enough grade 7 volunteers with their iPads to take the pictures. I am definitely leaning towards option 2 so I can enjoy the carnival with my family and I won't have to worry about keeping track of pictures to e-mail to people. Plus, it's a great experience for the kids, right?

make your own photobooth


  1. Looks great! The colors of the banners are gorgeous! Btw, nice mustache, my friend ;)

    1. I am partial to spring colours and my facial hair ;)