Making the Most of Your DIY Photo Props (+ Lego Police Party & Donut Party)

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DIY wooden truck photo booth prop

Hello fellow party enthusiasts! Rachel here from RV Parties. As the mother of four small children, it seems like I’m always planning the next birthday party! To save myself time and money, I’m always brainstorming ways to get multiple uses out of items — whether it’s using the same color scheme at multiple parties to reuse decor, or in today’s case — modifying a large photo prop to be used at two very different parties: a Lego Police Party and a Donut Party!

I love the way large plywood photo props look at parties. They add so much character, and in the age of selfies, everyone wants a picture with them! Undertaking the process of cutting out photo props and painting them is huge, so I decided if I was going to make a large photo prop, I needed to figure out a way to get a second use out of it…

My four-year-old wanted a Donut Party and my six-year-old wanted a Lego Police party — although there didn’t seem to be many overlapping elements that would allow me to make a photo prop that could be used twice.

My creative solution was to make a donut truck and then turn it into a a police truck — it required minimal extra cutting and painting and was a huge hit at both parties! Here’s a peek at the donut truck:

DIY wooden kids play truck photo booth prop

And then after the first party, we simply cut the donut off the top, straightened out the awning over the window and put on a few more quick coats of paint!

wooden police car photo booth

Both boys were so excited about their truck!Keep scrolling to check out more photos of each awesome day (including an amazing DIY donut piñata)…

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police lineup photo booth

donut birthday party sign

vintage donut themed dessert table

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DIY donut piñata

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POSTED BY:Rachel ScottMost days, you can find Rachel running — either training for a marathon or chasing after her three small boys.

13 responses to “Making the Most of Your DIY Photo Props (+ Lego Police Party & Donut Party)”

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  2. Jacqui says:

    Hi! These are so cute! Quick question: did you actually print on the plates to personalize? Or print on card stock and cut to fit? Such a creative touch.

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  5. Ange says:

    Can you tell me where you printed the lego city police heads? Thanks!

  6. Marie says:

    How did you make the Police and Robber heads????

  7. Lacey Kainer says:

    Can you please share where you got/printed the police and robber heads.

  8. Christine Sterling says:

    Hi – I would to print the robber/police heads – do you have the file/ Thanks in advance!

  9. Stephanie Tinch says:

    Hi! I would love to buy the lego cop and robber clip art. Where did you find it? I have searched everywhere!

  10. Ruthy says:

    Can you please share where I can purchase the police & robber head printables??
    thank you!!

    • jenn s. says:

      Hi Ruthy & Stephanie –
      The person that designed this party (Rachel from RV Parties) is who would have the answer for you, and I believe she may have designed those herself since, but she’s taking a break from work right now while her son Brayden is battling Acute Flaccid Myelitis. :( Her shop is closed down and I don’t think she’s available at all at this time. I’d recommend searching Etsy for something similar… this collection doesn’t have quite as many characters but it’s still really cute. :)

  11. Melissa says:

    Where did you get your mugshot backdrop from? Or did you make it yourself?

  12. Aimee says:

    How did you make the mug shot backdrop with HIs name at the top??