First Day of School Photo Props

First Day of School DIY Photo Props for Kids by Jennifer Perkins

How did my kids get so big?  Seems like just the other day I was taking their weekly picture in the same chair to document their growth over their first year.  Now I’m making signs about First grade.  Wait hold on and excuse me while I go cry.  Ok, I’m back.  You think you will always remember what grade each first day picture is from in 20 years, but chances are you won’t.  Go ahead and do yourself the favor of making some of these easy DIY cardboard back to school photo props today.

DIY pencil photo prop for first day of school pictures by Jennifer Perkins

First things first you are going to need some cardboard.  Last nights pizza box will work as long as it’s not greasy.  If you want a piece of notebook paper, cut out a rectangle.  If you want a bottle of glue, cut out a square with a pointy tip.  If you want a pencil – you get the point.

Puffy Paint for Back to School Photo Prop Signs by Jennifer Perkins

I used Extreme 3D Puffy Paint to do my sign.  Please note this post was originally sponsored by I Love to Create who makes Puffy Paint.  I liked the bright colors and texture for the sign.  Fill in your design with paint and allow to dry completely.

DIY First Day of School Photo Props by Jennifer Perkins

All that is left to do is hand over the props and get to snapping pictures!  Do you take first day of school pictures?  Any special traditions like photo props?

Want more back to school inspiration?  Read on!

DIY glitter pencil shoes by Jennifer Perkins

DIY Glittered Pencil Shoes – Not just pencils, this tutorial also has a notebook paper and crayon option to pep in your back to school step!

Back to Art School Wreath by Jennifer Perkins

Art Class Wreath – Whether you are heading back to art class or algebra school gets a dose of cool with this DIY wreath covered in vintage paint tins.

Craft the perfect DIY peanut free classroom sign by Jennifer Perkins

Peanut Free Class Room – If your class is going to be a peanut free one.  Let the kids with food allergies know they are safe with this DIY sign made from crayons.





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