This handmade bumble bee photo prop board using an Elmer’s Tri-Fold Board is perfect for birthday and preschool parties.

Disclosure: This memory keeping craft project and shop using Elmer's and X-Acto products was sponsored by Collective Bias

The twins' 4th birthday is only a month away and I've been party planning.

Here's one of the projects I've been working on, a bumble bee photo station.

A bumble bee photo op board for parties

Now to keep it away from them for the next month so it doesn't get broken, painted on or crushed.  Does anybody have a couple of little straight jackets in a size 6T?

Products required:

  • Elmer's large tri-fold foam display board
  • Elmer's foam display board
  • X-Acto knife
  • Elmer's glue spots
  • Cardboard (I used an old box)
  • Paint and brushes

To make:

The image was sketched directly onto the large tri-fold display board and then painted.

Wings and a flower were drawn onto the scrap cardboard, cut-out, painted and then attached to the foam board using Elmer's glue dots.

The legs (to add a little extra support to the board) were cut out of a regular Elmer's foam display board, painted, and slots were cut in that and the main tri-fold board.

You may remember that I made a similar board for Halloween a couple of years ago.


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How to make a bumble bee photo prop board

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Chaplain Donna August 25, 2010 - 4:19 pm

That looks like such a fun project. I know the little ones are going to love it! I can imagine them fully engaged right now.

Monica August 25, 2010 - 2:44 pm

Oh my goodness Tonya, that is adorable!!

Kim ~ CraftyMamaof4 August 26, 2010 - 8:51 am

what an awesome idea Tonya! I love it! hope the party goes well 🙂

Grace {formerly gracie} August 27, 2010 - 9:38 pm

You amaze me! I hope the twins have a very happy birthday and a wonderful time at their party!

heather August 30, 2010 - 6:06 pm

Ooooo… it’s so pretty! I would like two staight jackets in a size 3T please! My twinnies are turning 3 in October… stop by my blog sometime to check out the party prep!!

Carrie September 21, 2010 - 8:18 am

Oh Tonya, this is so adorable and it has provided me insipration for an upcoming school carnival. Thanks so much for sharing!


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