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Instagram Photo Booth

I mentioned in my 1st week plans that I wanted to create an Instagram photo booth. I though that this would be a fun thing to have set up in the classroom on the first day of school to help break the ice and document the day. I got the idea from this group at freshman orientation on the University of Northern Iowa campus, where I recruit for Camp Adventure. I asked the group where they got their Instagram prop and how much it costs and they told me a local advertising agency designed and made it for them for $90. Well I do not know about you guys, but that would pretty much be my budget for the entire year, let alone just for a fun class prop. So I decided I would try and come up with a cheaper alternative. (It cost me $6 total).


FREE Instagram Photo booth




First, I put together a document on Pages. I then went to the local copy shop where I was planning on getting it printed in color poster size. Well a color poster costs $40, even if it just has a little color, so I went for the $3 black and white instead (they will still get the idea!). My version is a little different since I personalized the user name and added the bottom buttons later after I realized it was missing something. If you would like to make your own, please follow the steps below:
FREE Instagram Photo booth
cutting out the photo booth (missing the bottom buttons)
  • Download this editable document to make it fit any class 
  • Get it printed poster size
  • Cut out the center of both the poster & poster board
  • (optional laminate the poster)
  • Glue it to cardboard or foam board 
    •  I used hot glue and also made reinforcements on the back with the extra foam board (see photo below)
  • Set up in classroom with directions & have fun!
FREE Instagram Photo booth
using hot glue to make side reinforcements

I am planning on making detachable hashtags so students can add things like #Español1, #Español2, or special occasions like #DíadelosMuertos. If you would like yours to last and use it during the year, I would recommend laminating it. I spent $3 to laminate it for a grand total of $6 for the project.



FREE Instagram Photo booth
Trying out the photo booth

Also, for another option you could customize this document, print it out for students and have them draw or add a picture or themselves to post in the room as a getting to know you activity.

If your class uses this, please share pictures with me!

Update: If you would like to download all of my back to school products together, you can find them here.

15 comments

  1. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Allison,
    Where do you teach in Iowa? I am at North Scott HS in Eldridge, Iowa - just north of Davenport. Great to see more teachers using CI/TPRS! Will you be at IFLA this fall?

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    1. Darcie,
      I live in Cedar Falls and will be at Dunkerton in the fall. I will be at IWLA in the fall in Des Moines. Yeah for Iowa teachers! It would be great to have some kind of Iowa CI teachers gathering sometime. I know other areas of the country do.I am glad you like the idea!
      Allison

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  3. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

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  4. Can't wait to try this out! What size did you make your poster?

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    1. At my local copy shop I just told them to print it "poster size" and I think that was 24 x 36. I would suggest getting your poster board and then getting it printed to fit, since I ended up having to piece together 2 pieces since it was too big for one!
      Please post pictures so I can see it in action!

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  5. How did you edit it to say what you wanted it to?

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    1. You should be able to download the editable version here - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Back-to-School-Instagram-Photo-Booth-1941810
      It was created in Pages, so if you do not have that program, it may not edit as nice.
      Let me know if you need anything else!
      Allison

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  6. Technology is growing rapidly...What a great thing instagram "photobooth" ,...it's the best place of sharing photographs,..

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  7. it looks really amazing photobooth,
    wedding

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  8. Je kan een photobooth huren bruiloft, feest of evenement. Altijd een party assistent, onbeperkt printen en geen vervoerskosten. All-in vanaf 399 euro

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  9. Your website is terribly informative and your articles are wonderful.

    viralboothoc

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  10. Hi
    This is absolutely wonderful creative idea of Photo Booth for Instagram and can we use it for other social media channels ????

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