Make these Monster Photo Props with your Cricut Maker! They will be a hit at your next Halloween party or use them as part of a Halloween Costume.
Most Photo Props are sort of flimsy, and that’s okay if you’re only planning on using them a few minutes…but I usually need them to withstand children. These Monster Photo Props are AMAZING and because of all the material I can cut with the Cricut Maker, they’re sturdy enough to use next year.
Just think…you won’t have to remake those photo props for the next PTA event, or Trunk or Treat Party. Trust me…this guy was playing with these props all during the photo shoot and they’re still completely in tact. I mean, I’m sure he could break them if he tried…but that day he decided to play nice.
Why Do I have to use the Cricut Maker?
You could totally make Monster Photo Props with the Explore, but not if you want to cut Cricut Chipboard. The Maker applies up to 4kb of force when cutting…something that the Explore can’t do. The Maker has the ability to cut out way more products, chipboard, fabric, leather, and more!
If you want to learn more about the Maker, check out my Cricut Maker Review.
What you need for these Monster Photo Props
- Prop Designs only in Cricut Design Space
- Soda Photo Prop
- Cricut Maker (read more about the Maker here)
- Cricut Design Space
- Cricut Access
- Knife Blade
- Light Grip Mat
- Strong Grip Mat
- Cricut Chipboard
- Cricut Cardstock
- Faux Leather
- Masking Tape
- Tombow Permanent Adhesive (my FAVORITE adhesive for printables)
- Paper Straws or wooden dowels
- Hot Glue Gun
Monster Photo Prop Instructions
- Open the Monster Photo Props and Soda File in Cricut Design Space.
- Click MAKE IT if you’re ready to cut, or CUSTOMIZE if you want to make any changes. Tip: Learn how to customize a Cricut Access Project.
- The project will arrange the designs on the mat by color. Cut the tan designs on Chipboard, and the rest on Cardstock or Faux Leather.
- IMPORTANT!! Change the mat size on the TAN images to 11″ X 11″ and move the objects around so there is plenty of space between the items (about 1/2″ apart).
- For the cardstock, use the regular blade and choose 80 lb. Cardstock for your material.
- Place the Cardstock on the LightGrip mat, then load it into the machine when the load button flashes.
- Press the Cut button when it starts flashing, then repeat for the other colors.
Cricut Chipboard Instructions
- An hour before you cut the chipboard, you’ll need to acclimate it to the environment. To do this, take it out of the packaging, and place it on a flat surface under something heavy, like cookbooks.
- Once it’s acclimated and you’re prompted to cut the TAN images with the Maker, place the chipboard on the top left corner of the StrongGrip mat.
- Apply masking tape to the the edges of the chipboard, so it stays in place on the mat.
- Load it into the machine, change out the blade and press the Cut button when it starts flashing.
- Cricut Design Space will notify you how long your project will take. It could take at least 20 minutes for one design – and you may need to cut it twice. While you wait, work on your other party projects!
Once everything is done cutting, simply attach all the paper items together with Tombow Permanent Adhesive and use the glue gun to attach those to the Chipboard and the photo props to the wooden dowels.
And you see all those other cute party designs in the background??? I made those with the Cricut Maker, too!
Stay tuned the rest of the week for more Halloween Party ideas from this Spooky Soda Shop Halloween photo shoot!
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