I love photo booths. I pretty much set one up for every holiday and we always have a blast in them. For our holiday themed photo booth, I found free printables on Pinterest. If you aren’t already following me, you should – I have an entire board dedicated to DIY Photobooths with tons of links to free Christmas printables. Just download the printables you like best, print them, cut them out and glue them to dowels. Or you can just buy a few holiday hats, headbands and glasses from Target. They always have cute holiday stuff, especially in the dollar section and these are especially great for little kids.
Then follow my DIY Photobooth Tutorial found here.
To add your elf on the shelf into the fun, you can print out elf-sized photo booth props. Sadly, the elf photobooth printables I used are no longer available. I know some shops sell them, such as this one, but I couldn’t find any free ones. I’m no professional (sorry no santa beards or reindeer antlers from me), but I did whip up a few simple props that I think will get the job done. 🙂 All you have to do is print them, cut them out and glue them to toothpicks (I used the ones with only one pointy edge). Click here for free printables.
Then you just snap some pics, print them out and watch your kids eyes light up!
Or, if that all sounds like too much work (I get it, it is a busy time of year). You can just print out the photo strips and photobooth props I made and set them up next to your elf. Most kids are pretty easy to please and I’m sure any variation of this idea is sure to be a hit.
If you use my printables, please tag me on instagram @thecreativecopycat. I’d love to see your pictures. 🙂