10 DIY Back to School Photo Props

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Back to School is a special milestone – even if learning is online! Celebrate this occasion with these fun DIY Back to School Photo Props!

It’s Back to School season in many parts of the world, and what a difference from last year! Many of our kids are continuing with learning from home, while some others are heading to classrooms which are going to look very different from what they’re used to.

Whatever may be the case, this is still an important occasion, especially if your little one is starting Kindergarten or High School or a similar milestone year. While the overall enthusiasm may be a little subdued, it doesn’t have to put a complete dampener on things!

That’s why we’ve got some easy DIY Back to School Photo Props ideas for you today, so you can make your munchkin’s first day a little extra special. Choose one which you can make with supplies you already have at home and don’t forget to take lots of pictures!!

10 DIY Back to School Photo Props

Back to School is a special milestone - even if learning is online! Celebrate this occasion with these fun DIY Back to School Photo Props!

1. First Day of School Balloons

Back to School is a special milestone - even if learning is online! Celebrate this occasion with these fun DIY Back to School Photo Props!

Now this has got to be the easiest prop to make! All you need is a balloon and some alphabet stickers. You can even make your own alphabet cut outs from colored paper. This amazing idea is from Design Improvised.

2. DIY Giant Wooden Ruler Growth Chart

This DIY Giant Wooden Ruler Growth Chart is useful for marking your child's height as they grow. Perfect as a First Day of School Photo Prop too.

They get big so fast! Before you know it, your little one will be going to college, so make sure to document these precious years with a wooden scale to show how much they’ve grown.

3. Chalkboard Speech Bubble

Back to School is a special milestone - even if learning is online! Celebrate this occasion with these fun DIY Back to School Photo Props!

How cute is this speech bubble photo prop from Banana Pancakes Blog! This is super easy to make in a variety of ways. You can just cut out the bubble from cardboard, paint it with black chalk paint and go crazy with the messages.

4. First Day of School Balloon Arch

Back to School is a special milestone - even if learning is online! Celebrate this occasion with these fun DIY Back to School Photo Props!

Got colored balloons and don’t have parties to use them? No problem, Smashed Peas and Carrots shows us another great use for them – an awesome balloon arch! Bonus points for a foil balloon that spells out your child’s grade!

5. Printable Back to School Photo Props

Back to School is a special milestone - even if learning is online! Celebrate this occasion with these fun DIY Back to School Photo Props!

These photo props are guaranteed to be the source of much fun and laughter, not to mention some cute pictures! Beyond Good Intentions has a free printable download for us which makes this a super easy DIY photo prop!

6. Wooden Letter Sign

Back to School is a special milestone - even if learning is online! Celebrate this occasion with these fun DIY Back to School Photo Props!

We love how Childhood Beckons has used a simple wooden letter to make a cute back to school chalkboard photo prop. Letters work well for grades like Kindergarten, but you could use numbers to represent other grades.

7. Cardboard Letters Frame

Back to School is a special milestone - even if learning is online! Celebrate this occasion with these fun DIY Back to School Photo Props!

Teacher Bits & Bobs has a great idea to make use of scraps of patterned paper you may have lying around. Just cut out letters from them and create a frame out of cardboard. Voila – your Back to School photo prop is ready!

8. Printable Back to School Sign

Back to School is a special milestone - even if learning is online! Celebrate this occasion with these fun DIY Back to School Photo Props!

Is the new academic year starting out online? No problem, Skip to My Lou has the perfect printable for you! This is a great photo prop to help document our life during this historic time, and they’re real easy to put together too.

9. Sidewalk Chalk Frame

Back to School is a special milestone - even if learning is online! Celebrate this occasion with these fun DIY Back to School Photo Props!

This sidewalk chalk photo prop idea from eHow is so bright and colorful, it would make anyone delighted to go to school! This DIY may require a little more effort than the others, but the result is going to be totally worth it!

10. Giant Crayon Photo Prop

Back to School is a special milestone - even if learning is online! Celebrate this occasion with these fun DIY Back to School Photo Props!

Just like miniatures, kids also love larger than life sized props, much like this giant crayon from Make Life Lovely. Check out their detailed instructions to make the crayons and make them in different colors!

Back to School is a special milestone - even if learning is online! Celebrate this occasion with these fun DIY Back to School Photo Props!

Now you know how to make that first day of school exciting with photo props, you can also try out some DIYs for the coming days.

Check out our labeling hacks and our collection of DIY pencil toppers. With all this creativity, you can set the stage for another amazing school year for your kids!

Back to School is a special milestone - even if learning is online! Celebrate this occasion with these fun DIY Back to School Photo Props!

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