It’s almost time to go Back to School! Be ready for those 1st Day photos with this Back to School Notebook Paper Photo Prop
The lazy days of summer are slipping away. I’m making school supply lists, buying new clothes, and dreading early morning alarm clocks.
Make back to school planning more fun 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.
Notebook Paper Back to School Photo Prop
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.
Back to School Photo Prop Supplies
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)
How to Make a Notebook Paper Back to School Photo Prop
The first step is to cover your picture frame with notebook paper.
Cut sheets of notebook paper in half vertically and mod podge them onto the wooden picture frame. If the frame is a dark color, like this one which was a dark brown, I would recommend spray painting the frame with white primer before you apply the notebook paper.
Overlap the corners to keep the stripes from the notebook paper lined up. You can even made sure to include the red stripe from the left side of the notebook paper on one side of the frame.
Once the notebook paper is mod podged to the frame it’s time to decorate. You can even let your kids help with the ‘decorating’. I let Littlest pick out all the crayons and arrange them. I hot glued the crayons 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.