Supplies Used: Adhesive, Cardstock or construction paper, Chalkboard paper, Coffee stick or bamboo skewer, Craft foam, Chalk, crayons, markers or pens, Masking or washi tape, Scissors, Stickers
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut each Photo Prop (except the antlers) using assorted colors of cardstock, construction paper or craft foam.
- Decorate the props with crayons, markers, pens or layered paper.
- Each shape has two slits for attaching a coffee stick or bamboo skewer. Weave the stick through the openings.
- The antlers are designed to be cut on the folded edge of paper or cardstock.
- Fold the paper or cardstock in a size large enough to fit over the antler portion of the die.
- Place a piece of masking tape (or washi tape) on the rubber side of the die to indicate where the blade stops.
- Align the fold in the paper against the tape edge.
- Cut out the antlers, open the fold and insert a stick through the slits on either side of the die-cut shape (Main Photo).
- Use stickers, crayons, markers or pens to write a message on the caption box. If you use chalkboard paper to die-cut the caption box, the students can erase a chalk message and write a different message with chalk.
- Now you have clever customized props that can be used for holiday plays, fun and storytelling (Main Photo).
- Once your students see how to use the Photo Props, they will enjoy designing their own custom versions.