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Snap! 10 Fun Finds For Your Little Shutterbug

Apr 13 2012 - 11:41am

Snap-happy parents who want to inspire lil ones to follow in their footsteps are in luck — cameras are a hot trend in kids' toys, gear, and more. From infant toys and onesies to fully functional digital cameras made especially for little fingers, there's a way to nurture your child's inner shutterbug at every stage of their development. Check out 10 of our favorite photog-friendly finds here . . . and don't forget to say "cheese!"

Perfect Paper Polaroid Cameras ($4)

Teach your kids about the predigital fun of a Polaroid Camera with these printable PDF craft kits [1] that they can fold into a fun toy (or two)!

Amy Tangerine Photographer's Assistant Onesie ($39)

The perfect baby gift for snap-happy parents, the Assistant Onesie [2] from online shop Amy Tangerine is made-to-order, and totally customizable. Big kids versions [3] are also available.

Little Sapling Toys Camera Teething Toy ($15)

Little Sapling's solid maple teething toys [4] are handcrafted and completely timeless. A great shower gift to inspire future photographers!

LEGO Digital Camera ($40)

A fully functional, 3-megapixel digital camera made entirely out of LEGOs [5]?! Yes, please!

Wooden Toy Cameras ($19 each)

Bright, bold wooden toy cameras [6] in red, blue, green, or yellow are handcrafted in Estonia and can be worn around little necks, just like mom and dad's.

Wren Willow Camera T-shirt ($22)

These hand-dyed, 100 percent organic T-shirts are screen-printed [7] and totally hip.

Felt Camera Case ($56)

This hand-stitched felt camera case [8] is multifunctional, as it protects mom and dad's real digital camera from wandering hands, and can be a fun toy for kids when it's empty. Plus, a percentage of proceeds from sales of the case support victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last year.

Parrot Lens Pet ($22)

A clever solution to kids who have a hard time focusing for the camera, Lens Pets [9] are designed to fit around your camera's lens and make the subjects of your photos not only focus, but smile, too! They can be customized with bells, squeakers, and a variety of animal options.

Romp Wood Camera ($32)

We love this beautiful handmade wooden toy [10] that allows budding photogs to mimic their parents' camera-toting actions.

Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera ($40)

The perfect first "real" digital camera for your kids [11], Fisher-Price's Kid-Tough Camera stores more than 2,000 pictures and features sturdy dual-hand grips and big buttons — perfect for kiddie fingers.

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