Birthday Photo PropJuly 12, 2012 1:15 pm Birthdays, Crafts, Holidays, Kid's Crafts, Paper Crafts
By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog Geek with Glasses.
My daughter is turning 4 and it’s a very pink year. I thought a great way to document this momentous occasion would be to have a photo shoot with a glorious sparkle number signifying the big day. That way when we look back we know right off what birthday this was.
To start find a font that is two-tone. I enjoy using the font Rosewood, it creates a number that has light and dark spots, already has a shadow and a fairly thick outline without any alteration. There is also a free font called Circus that would work too. Make the number fill the page. If possible print it in a gray or at 50% so it’s not a solid black that you have to cover with glitter. If the printer will handle it, print the number on the heaviest cardstock the machine will take. If you can only print it on paper, the next step is to glue the whole sheet of paper to a piece of cardstock. Let dry.
Once that is dry, use the craft knife or scissors to cut out the number.
Then starting with the darker color of glitter, place glue on the parts of the number you want covered with that glitter. Shake, shake, shake cover all the glue with the glitter. Let it dry, then tap off the extra glitter and put it back in the bottle. Next place glue on the light part of the number and cover it with the lighter glitter. When dry, tap off the extra and save it for later.
There are options for this prop, it’s not just for birthdays! It could be for the start of school and what grade they are going into. The key to the project is printing the number super large so it stands out and making it sturdy so it won’t bend while taking the pictures.
The color options are endless, it doesn’t have to be glitter it could be painted or colored in by the child. If you are computer savvy, it could be colored in on the computer and just printed out ready to go.
Now, go rock the glitter fabulousness with the birthday kid in a “just for them” photo shoot!!