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DIY Fall Scarecrow Photo Booth Board

Whether you have a fall festival in your community or school, or want to plan a fun fall party for the kids, we have great ideas for you. Everyone will love these super creative ways to decorate pumpkins, this mix-and-match pumpkin face activity, and these fall and Halloween snacks. Below, we show you how to make a fall photo booth board to capture memories with the kids.

a scarecrow photo booth board for a fall festival

DIY fall photo booth board

This scarecrow photo booth board is the perfect way to capture photos of the kids (and adults) all season long. We made this photo booth board for a fall festival at preschool so if you are making this board for older children and adults, adjust the measurements of the wood accordingly.


  • Plywood – ours was 1/2 inch thick and approximately 5.5 ft tall and 2.5 ft wide
  • 2 x 4 wood (cut to the width of the plywood)
  • Wood screws
  • Saw
  • Drill
  • Paint – we used a combination of multi-purpose and spray paint
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrushes
  • Straw
  • Hot glue


This is the piece of wood that we started with.

plywood for making a diy photo booth board

The first step was to cut about 1 foot from one end of the plywood. We used this as the base for the photo booth board to stand up.

We then placed a small dinner plate on the board, traced around it, and then cut the hole for little faces to be seen.

a diy photo booth board being made out of plywood

To attach the base to the plywood and make it stand up, drill wood screws across the bottom, and then through the 2×4 at the base.

a sturdy base built for a photo booth board using plywood and a 2 x 4.

You can hand-paint your photo booth, or spray-paint a base color over the whole board like we did.

steps for making and painting a diy photo booth board

Paint the scarecrow design on the front of the photo booth board. I added a ‘fall festival’ sign on the fence, but you could add a family name, school name, or anything else you want.

a diy scarecrow photo booth board for a fall festival

Cut small pieces of straw, and using hot glue attach a little straw under the scarecrow’s hat and above the hands holding the sign.

instructions for making a scarecrow photo booth board for a fall festival

a diy plywood photo booth board for a fall festival with a picture of a scarecrow on it

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