As I mentioned in Easy and Cheap Science Birthday Party: A Complete Guide, part of our decor and activities included the Lab Photo Booth. This cute photo session helped our little scientists loosen up when they arrived at my 1st grade son’s Science Birthday Party.
Near the photo booth, we set out a box of wigs, silly glasses or any other “mad scientist” props for children to dress up with. I borrowed some from our church, but you could ask to borrow some from friends or purchase some from the Dollar Store, too.
Next, set up a Lab Scene as the background. We borrowed this backdrop you see pictured from some talented friends who work for a local theater company. But, it’s still pretty simple if you’re somewhat crafty. They used two white sheets and painted a brightly colored laboratory. Instead, you could create a simple background like this family did on newsprint (scroll down to idea #5).
Another idea is to set up a table with a white table cloth and some beakers and a microscope for the kids to stand behind. You can also use the Caution and Warning signs in our Science Party Printable Pack as part of your lab backdrop.
Assign a family member to take a picture of each child. Then, email these later to parents with a “thank you” note in the email. Parents loved receiving a personal email with a picture of their child afterwards.
If you’re able to borrow these props and/or make your own background, the cost of this part of the party is next to nothing!
Aren’t these little scientists so cute?
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