Movie theatres often use cardboard standees to promote movies. They grab attention, they are fun and some people even like taking photos with them. You can similarly use a cardboard standee to get your business noticed. For personal use, the possibilities are endless. Use it to spice up party decorations, for pranks or to have a celebrity live in your room. Make a head-sized hole to turn it into a photo-op standee at events.
Prepare a picture for the cardboard standee. If you want to make a life-size standee, use a camera with at least seven megapixel resolution or higher.
Store the picture in a USB stick.
Take the USB stick to a copy shop and request that they print it to your size specifications.
Glue the printed picture onto a piece of cardboard. Use a clean foam paint roller to go over the picture to minimise bubbles and wrinkles.
Cut the cardboard to follow the outline of the picture.
Cut out a smaller piece of triangular cardboard to serve as a base. Create a small flap where the base would meet the main piece and attach it at a 90-degree angle to the back of the main cardboard piece.
Things you need
- Camera (optional)
- USB stick
- Foam paint roller
- Sticky tape (optional)