Fast Fix: Kids Rooms

Child's Favorite Toy Photo Project

Turn a child's treasured belonging into eye-catching artwork with a large printed photo and basic lumber.

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Toy Car Photograpy

Materials Needed:

  • object to be photographed
  • digital camera
  • spray adhesive
  • pre-cut luan
  • pre-cut 1x3 MDF or pine trim
  • drill
  • wood screws
  • utility knife
  • miter saw
  • drywall screws
  • tape measure
  • notepad and pencil
  • marker
  • stud finder
  • wood glue
  • wood filler and putty knife
  • medium-grit sanding block
  • level
  • sponge
  • bucket of warm, soapy water
  • nail gun
  • brads

Select Item to Photograph

Sort through favorite toys and objects looking for those with graphic shapes and/or vivid colors. Tip: Stick with easily identifiable objects such as cars, trucks, dolls, teddy bears and army men.

Take High-Resolution Photo

Place item in a well-lit area with an interesting texture in the background. Use digital camera to take a straight-on image because photos taken at an angle can distort objects, making them less recognizable.

Measure Wall

Use tape measure to determine dimensions of wall on which finished project will hang. Jot measurements down on notepad using pencil. Refer to dimensions on note pad when deciding on size for finished project.

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