I found this on Dollar Store Crafts and think it is adorable and may get kids to smile when you take their picture. If you’ve ever spent much time photographing kids, you know it can be a challenge. Cranky moods and outside distractions can make it nearly impossible to get a shot of a smiling face that’s looking in the right direction. Debra from Housewife Eclectic, who also happens to do some photography, came up with an easy DIY solution to help her take better pictures of her youngest subjects. She converted a stuffed animal to fit around her camera lens, making a fun focal point that holds kids’ attention and keeps them smiling all through the session. “How to make a camera lens pal” He cost about $2 and took about 15 minutes to make.