Materials and Prices
- 5 Black Foam Sheets ($.99 each at Hobby Lobby)
- Bamboo Skewers ($1 for 100 at Walmart)
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Large Colored Cardstock ($.69 each at Hobby Lobby)
6. Large Black Cardstock ($8 for pack of 50 at Hobby Lobby)
Total Cost: about $19. I used the cardstock and skewers in the DIY Photo Booth Props With Templates tutorial as well, so not bad!
I don't have a scanner, so the best I could do was take a picture of my drawings and upload them here.
- Right click to save the image to your computer.
- Import the picture into Microsoft Word.
- From there, enlarge the images to your liking. (Tip: right click on the image, select Text Wrap, and select In Front of Text. This will allow you to enlarge the image without margin restrictions.)
- Print and voila! You now have templates to work with.
If you simply can't get the images large enough, your local office supply store or printing shop will be able to print them on larger sheets of paper than the standard 8X10. They'll work with you!
If you don't like that method either, try free handing using my templates as a guide. "Bah! I'm not an artist!" Give a shot, you never know!
Trace the templates onto the colored cardstock (depending on the character) and the black cardstock, which will be used on the backside of the foam as extra support.
*Be sure the outline of your tracing is on the opposite side of the side you want displayed so the outline doesn't show.*
Cut the outlines.
Using the hot glue gun, glue the black cardstock cutout to the foam sheet, then cut the foam. On the reverse side, do the same thing with the colored paper.
If you want smaller pieces such as earrings or bows to stand out, glue those shapes to foam and cut them. Then hot glue them onto the prop. This will give the props a 3D feel.
Use the hot glue gun to glue the bamboo skewers to the back of the prop.
Let me know if this works for you!