About 2 hours, $5.
foam board 8" x 10" (or the size of your final photo project.)
2 small screws
chip board (or hard board substitute)
paint stirring stick.
picture frame (optional)
Step 2: Selecting the Photo
Having a second photo of the same subject in the same photo session with the mouth open will really help add to the illusion.
Step 3: Cut Foam Baord and Photo
Cut the foam board and photo to 8" x 10" of course if you are making a different size, then whatever size you want, but for today we are going with 8" x 10".
Mark one side with a "B" for back, after you make your cut, you will want to know which side is which.
Step 4: Cut Out the Mouth
With Exacto knife cut through picture at the mouth, separating the lips, straight down each side to the chin, cut just below chin.
Make sure you have cut through photo and foam board. I took the photo off and finished the foam board cutting without it.
Step 5: Cut Larger Hole/slot in the Foam Board.
Step 6: Cut the Chip Board
cut these pieces about 1 inch by 3 inches for the top brace.
Sliding piece: make sure you cut it long and wide enough to cover the opening. Nice straight edges so it will slide well.
Barely interesting note; i had Zasthura book, a Paris Hilton book and a Conseco book. Guess which one I choose?
Step 7: Create Sliding Groove
Popsicle sticks two to build up and one more offset to hold it.
One set of three on the right three on the left.
White glued in place.
Use the slider to position the tracks correctly spaced.
Step 8: Glue and Assemble.
Glue mouth and small foam piece together.
Place slider in place, Glue foam mouth piece to slider piece through the hole in the front of big picture. Slider will not be removable ( addable) once the foam piece is glued on.
Glue the small inside of mouth photo on slider itself above the foam mouth piece.
Step 9: Add Handle
Step 10: Frame
Step 11: Previous Attempts.
I used springs at first, but then Eureka hit me and figured rubber bands worked way better and cheaper.
also on these i didn't put an "inside" to the mouth. the new one is way better.
first version i added mustache and sunglasses with magnets, so they could be added and removed.