So good to be part of this year’s Storybook Advent on Rainy Day Mum!! I am thrilled to share our idea for Nutcracker Photo Booth Props!
I use photo props all the time, I love them! Somehow with a small addition of a hat, mustache or sign you set the scene, give the photo context, add a theme and some fun without much effort at all, especially if the photo props are free and downloadable!
The Nutcracker has a long and rich history. Now the most popular ballet in the world, The Nutcracker’s origin is a story written in 1816 by E.T.A. Hoffman called The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, in which young Marie Stahlbaum’s favorite Christmas toy – The Nutcracker – comes alive after defeating the evil Mouse King in a battle that whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls. Later in 1892 it was adapted by Tchaikovsky, Petipa and Ivanov into a ballet that is still performed around the world at Christmas time!
Over the years The Nutcracker has become synonymous with Christmas so what better way to set the theme in your holiday photos than making and using these wonderful photo prop printables!
Materials needed to make you own Nutcracker Photo Booth Props?
Nutcracker Photo Prop Instructions:
- There are 3 photo prop templates each on their own A4 page.
- Nutcracker Crown
- Sugar Plum Fairy Tiara
- Mouse King
- You can print all 3 or one, as you wish.
- We printed one of each.
- Cut out the templates, an older child can do this themselves
- Color and decorate until your photo props are shiny and colorful and ready to go!
- Finally add a wooden stick to the back side. If your child is right handed stick this on the back right, if left handed stick it on the back left – it just makes it easier for them! You can stick this on with hot glue or a piece of tape.
- If your photo prop has been adorned with tons of jewels it may get to heavy for one stick at the side to hold up. You can either place a stick on both sides or reinforce horizontally with another wooden stick.
That should do it! Perfect Christmas themed photos and craft activity in one!
Out Now! – Countdown to Christmas Ebook
When life gets hectic in the lead up to Christmas wouldn’t it be great to be able to spend a little time with the family creating gifts for others, food to enjoy together and traditions that make magical Christmas Memories?
But what actually happens is you spend hours searching through Pinterest looking for ideas and realise halfway through saying you are going to start that you have only 1 thing on the materials list!
I’ve been there!
So that is why we’ve put together our 24 favourite Christmas Activities, Crafts and Recipes with full materials lists and step-by-step instructions so that you have everything at your fingertips.
Produced as a PDF you can download, print and use these ideas throughout the festive season with your children and families.
Find out more as we share with your our Favourite Ways to Countdown to Christmas.
Hi! I am Julie, I blog over at Emma Owl where we believe in good old fashioned fun!
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.