With the winter already in full swing my niece and nephew may be getting restless for the days of warm outdoor play. So, what to do with all of the indoor hours they're kids are faced with? Crafts are always a good idea but I've been thinking about going the unique rout and combining craft time with game time by creating photography studio?
My own camera will work perfectly for the
actual picture taking and backdrops can be created by utilizing old
sheets or even left over Christmas wrapping paper. I have a roll plain
wrapping paper so I can let the kids break out the makers and
create a scene of their choosing, could be space, or a fairy castle. If I or their parents had extra furniture stored
in the attic or basement the family can arrange the furniture for the
photo shoots. We could create a mock library, formal sitting room, or old
fashioned nursery, depending on the type of props available. But, I will have to wait on that idea till one of us has that type of storage space.
We could simply decide on a room in the house that would
best serve as the studio, such as the family room, dining room, or any
room the family enjoys spending their time. The kids can create small
props to use, such as gluing paper mustaches to sticks that can be held
up for an instant transformation. You can also make paper crowns by
simply drawing and then cutting out the basic shape and then taping in a
circle to fit the desired family member’s heads. This would also be a
good time to display school projects, such as drawings or even awards. I'll have to post pictures when we do this! Hopefully, next week.