It’s almost time to go Back to School! Be ready for those 1st Day of School photos with this Back to School Notebook Paper Photo Prop
While the kids are fully embracing the lazy days of summer I’m starting to think about back to school. Making school supply lists and beginning to work on the homeschool lesson plan for Oldest Twin. While I’m not looking forward to the return of 5am alarm clocks, yes 5 AM, I know that the reality is just a few weeks away.
What better way to think about back to school than with a craft. I’ve never been great about back to school pictures. In a house full of boys they’re never that excited about getting their picture taken. But having Littlest help create a back to school photo prop seems to be changing his mind.
Some people love a fresh box of crayons. Others love a box of freshly sharpened pencils. While I do enjoy both of those things, I also love paper. Notebook paper in particular. So for our back to school frame photo prop I used notebook paper as the main design element.
To make this back to school notebook paper photo prop you’ll need
- A frame
- Notebook paper
- Mod Podge
- Crayons (optional)
- Small chalkboard (optional)
- Hot glue gun (optional)
I cut my sheets of notebook paper in half vertically and mod podged them onto my wooden picture frame. Because the frame I used was a dark brown I did spray paint it with white primer before I applied the notebook paper. I overlapped the corners to keep the stripes from the notebook paper lined up. And I even made sure to include the red stripe from the left side of the notebook paper on one side of my frame.
Once I had mod podged the notebook paper to my frame I let Littlest take over with the ‘decorating’. He picked out all the crayons and arranged them. I did help him hot glue them to the frame.
The final piece was to add the mini chalkboard. I wrote Back to School on our chalkboard but it could also say 1st Day of School or whatever suits you!
Then it was time for a photo shoot! Littlest was more interested in admiring the frame than posing, but we eventually got a good shot.