Camera Activities for Kids

Fuzzy Photos

You might think that fuzzy photos happen by mistake, but as you'll see with this activity, it's fun to make them look that way on purpose. In this activity, learn to create fuzzy photos by using a special effect that's similar to the one used by movie-makers. It works by putting something over the camera lens.

What You'll Need:

  • Heavy-duty plastic wrap
  • Camera
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Color or black-and-white film (if your camera is not digital)

How to Make Fuzzy Photos:

Step 1: Stretch a piece of heavy-duty plastic wrap over the lens of your camera. Try to make the plastic wrap as smooth as possible without any wrinkles.

Step 2: Lightly rub a very thin coating of petroleum jelly over the plastic wrap.

Step 3: Take some pictures of different objects and people.

This technique will make your photos look soft and fuzzy. Once the photos are developed (or when you view them, if your camera is digital), you'll notice the special effect.

Another interesting photographic effect may have people thinking they've seen a ghost. Keep reading to learn how to create it.

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