I received my first camera when my grandfather gave me his 126 Kodak Film camera. I was instantly hooked. I love every aspect of photography from making my own prints, to setting up poses to trying to figure out who is in the old photographs that I pick up at estate sales. I love to share my photos; my family members are well aware that none of them are safe when I have a camera in my hand. I always have at least one with me; sometimes two. However, at gatherings I do like to have fun especially when there are children around. I am always making my family members and friends pose for photos. But sometimes, a little extra fun needs to be added to the photo. So, I have slowly been making photo props for all occasions. I know you can purchase props, but I still enjoy making them even if my crafting skills are limited.
The props that I made are for Easter. They were all simple to make. Materials used: construction paper, poster board, glue, pipe cleaners, cotton balls, markers, wooden dowels, papers plates and glitter.
The bunny nose was first drawn out on poster board. I cut out the base of the design and glued on a pick nose made from construction paper. Next, I added pink glitter to the nose to give it more of a flashy fun look. Then, I glued on the black pipe cleaners for whiskers. Finally, after everything was dried, I attached a small wooden dowel to the back of the prop with wide packing tape.
The bunny mask was first drawn out on poster board. Next, I glued on a nose and cut out eyelets. I also added some pink glitter to the ears for extra fun. Finally, I attached a small wooden dowel to the back of the prop with wide packing tape.
The duck mask was actually created by my mother. She first drew the duck mask out on poster board. She then cut the mask and eyelets out. Next she used markers to color in the majority of the mask. She used construction paper to make a beak and added pink glitter for rosy looking cheeks. Finally, I attached a small wooden dowel to the back of the prop with wide packing tape.
There is just something fun about adding bunny ears to a photo. I made these ears out of poster board and construction paper. I then taped the ears onto a head band (these can be purchased at a local dollar store and they will usually come three in a pack).
Bunny Plate Hat
The bunny plate hat is simple and inexpensive to make. There also can be variations done with this plate concept depending on the holiday or prop you want to use. The bunny hat is made from a paper plate with a hole cut out of the center. I cut out ears from poster board and construction paper and then I attached a cotton ball for the tail.
Now these props are just to add a little silliness to your Easter gathering. One thing I have learned about taking photos year after year; some people may be missing in next year’s shot. So, have fun and be silly.