DIY Dog and Cat-Themed Photo Booth Props

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Whether you’re planning a birthday party for kids, a fun wedding or just a silly afternoon in the backyard, these easy to make animal photo booth props are a perfect thing to make and use.

Kids can help with the painting and advise on colors, but don’t let younger kids use hot glue without close supervision.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes to an hour, plus drying time
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Unfinished wood dog mask
Unfinished wood cat mask
Paint in colors of your choice; we used purple, brown and black
Paintbrushes
Assorted felt
Headbands
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. I let my daughter paint the cat mask, and she chose solid purple. Paint and allow to dry.
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2. For the dog mask, I went with classic brown. Paint and allow to dry.
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3. If you want to add more details, do so now. I opted for painting my dog’s ears black and adding a few dots to the face. You could also add whiskers or other embellishments as you like.
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4. For the cat ears, cut two pieces of felt the color you want for the outside of the ear (I went with light brown) in a triangle shape with an inch or so tab at the bottom for gluing.
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5. Cut two smaller pink (or color of your choice) triangles to make the inside of the ear. Use hot glue to attach the inner ear to the outer ear.
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6. Use hot glue to attach the ear to the headband. Fold the felt at the bottom of the ear around the headband and glue securely.
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7. Repeat with the second ear.
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8. For the dog ears, I cut elongated ovals, again with a flat tab at the top, out of dark brown felt.
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9. Use hot glue to attach the ears to the headband, this time rolling the top of the ear around the headband sideways so the ears hand down.
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10. Allow glue to dry.
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11. Photo shoot time!
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