First Day of School Photo Booth

Aug 15, 2015 | School


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Today I helped out in my mom’s classroom to create a “First Day of Kindergarten” photo booth. During Meet the Teacher Night, the parents will have a fun spot to capture a photo of their kindergartner in their new classroom.

We used green butcher paper for the backdrop (2 sheets wide), yellow paper for the pencil (creased to give it a 3D look), and die cut letters.

Here’s my soon-to-be-kindergartner posing for us….

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20 Comments

  1. Thank you for the idea. Will try to make one for my own class.

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  2. Love the idea! Also where did you get your classroom rug? I’ve been looking for one with the sectioned squares. Thanks

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  3. I love it! Thank you for the idea and thank you for sharing!!

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  4. Could you tell me where or how to get the die cutter letters (or the name of the font) that you used? We have a die cut machine in our library, but not that style. Love your ideal!
    Thanks!

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    • I cut them on my vinyl cutter (similar to a Silhouette). I don’t remember which font off hand. I bet it would still be cute with the die cut letters from your school. Hope you have a great year!

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  5. I’m going to do this for open house night, so cute!

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    • I’m so glad you liked this idea! If you post to instagram, I’d love to see your version! Use #pigskinsandpigtails.

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  6. Did you use the same size letters for the name on the pencil as you did for the title? Is the pencil about 4 feet tall?

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    • I think the pencil name was a little smaller than the title. I don’t remember the exact measurements. Just make sure that the pencil and title aren’t too high when the students sit on the stool!

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  7. Oh my goodness, this is beautiful, what kind of paper did you use for the background?
    I am so gonna use this…
    Thank you

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    • I used the colored butcher paper from the school. I taped 2 pieces together to make the width larger.

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  8. How did you make the pencil?

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    • I cut the pieces out of butcher paper and folded the yellow to give the pencil a 3D look.

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      • Thank you! It looks great!! I will be trying it this year!

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  9. we are going to do this with our Fabulous 4th graders…

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    • Awesome! Would love to see your version. If you post to Instagram, tag me with #pigskinsandpigtails or @pigskinsandpigtails

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  10. Love this idea! Very colorful.

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  11. Love this! That would make a great green screen background too!

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