How I Pinch a Penny: Make an Etch-A-Sketch photo booth

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On Saturday we celebrated my the baby turning 3 years old!

Just like last year he wanted a “Toy Storyā€¯ themed party — more specifically, a Woody birthday.

I did my best with out making it a cookie-cutter copy of last year’s event. This year, I thought it would be fun to have a photo booth.

I saw this pin on Pinterest and used it as inspiration for this tutorial. In fact I have a entire board dedicated to a Woody Birthday Theme.

What you’ll need

    A red photo mat
    2 white bottle caps
    A gold paint pen or marker
    Hot glue

The mat we got for the party was a 12 inches by 16 inches, but go as big as you want! I think this one was $3.50 at A.C. Moore.

I already had the gold Writer pen so there was no cost for me there. I think it is a few dollars, as well. My husband made the “sacrifice” to run down to the quickie mart to get two sodas with white caps.

Read the rest of this post and get more tips for creating a Woody-themed birthday party, including a recipe for Mickey Mouse-shaped Krispie treats, at

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