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Make a fun photo prop for your 4th of July Celebration
This is a fun project and once you make it, you can use it for every Fourth of July to come!

Posted by Malia K. from Seattle, Washington, United States • Published See Malia K.'s 4 projects »
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  • How to make a paper model. 4th Of July Photo Prop - Step 1
    Step 1

    Step 1: Paint Gesso all over the Canvas

  • How to make a paper model. 4th Of July Photo Prop - Step 2
    Step 2

    Step 2: Sketch Out a "Costume" on your canvas. I had my little girl hold it up to her so I could determine where to draw the clothing and where her hands would go.

  • How to make a paper model. 4th Of July Photo Prop - Step 3
    Step 3

    Step 3: Trace over the lines with the Sharpie

  • How to make a paper model. 4th Of July Photo Prop - Step 4
    Step 4

    Step 4: Add Detail. I used a ruler to help me get my lines straight. I also traced around the bottom of a paint bottle to make circles.

  • How to make a paper model. 4th Of July Photo Prop - Step 5
    Step 5

    Step 5: Paint your project. The masking tape can help keep the lines straight. It won't damage any areas you've already painted.

  • How to make a paper model. 4th Of July Photo Prop - Step 6
    Step 6

    Step 6: The paint dries pretty quickly so you can work on different sections and the same time. Go over your lines again with the Sharpie.

  • How to make a paper model. 4th Of July Photo Prop - Step 7
    Step 7

    Step 8: Take Some cute pictures!

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