I’ve been a film and photography enthusiast for a long time and I remember I loved taking pictures already as a kid when my mom let me use her camera. Polaroid cameras have been making a major comeback, and there are also very kid friendly options! Not only are they a blast to use, but they also teach valuable skills like creativity, patience, and social interaction. They’re a great way to capture memories that your family will cherish for years to come. So I thought, why not add a Polaroid camera to the family’s collection of toys and activities? It’s going to be super fun for everyone and the kids will have their own camera to use!
Let’s start with polaroid cameras that are kid friendly, easy to use and print instant photos in color. They are more expensive than more options we show you later but are great also for older kids and teens.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Kids Set
This is a very popular instant camera. We’ve used Instax Mini for years and love it for close up shots with friends and family. We let our kids use it from time to time, too. However, the price for a 10 pack of the instant film is around $8, which kids can go through very quick if left to it. I would mainly recommend it for older kids and teens.
The camera itself comes in several colors and with a 60mm f/12.7 Lens, Auto Exposure, and a Built-In Flash. The bundle comes with 40 sheets of Instax film, so you can start snapping and printing your favorite shots right away. And the best part? The bundle includes a camera case to keep your camera safe and secure, as well as a ton of cool accessories like colored filters, frames, and even a selfie lens! Oh, and did I mention there’s a 64-page photo album included too? It’s the perfect way to store and showcase all your family’s or kid’s favorite memories in credit card sized prints.
KODAK Mini Shot 3 Retro 4PASS 2-in-1 Instant Camera and Photo Printer
With this great camera and printer, you can print your pictures instantly in 3×3 inches, or print them later from your phone’s gallery via Bluetooth. If the picture came out shaky or not as you liked, you can cancel and try again. This is a bit more affordable option as the color film costs you around $3 for 10 sheets but you still get great color photos! The bundle comes with two packs of film already.
And get this: you can choose to print either bordered or borderless pictures, depending on your preference. But wait, there’s more! You can download the KODAK Photo Printer app and use it to add fun augmented reality features, filters, and frames to your photos. It’s the best instant camera if you’re looking for color prints, more affordable refills and great image quality.
Zink Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera
This is a modern take on the classic Polaroid camera, with the ability to instantly print your photos in full color and with zero ink technology – no ink or toner cartridges needed. You can even add an artistic touch with different picture modes and the built-in selfie mirror makes taking selfies a breeze. There is also a self timer to create photos in selfie mode with friends and family.
And the 2×3 inch prints are ready in under a minute and have an adhesive backing, so you can easily post them anywhere. It’s a fun and easy way to capture and share memories with friends and family. The film for this camera runs you at around $5 for 10 sheets.
Now we will look at a few kids instant cameras that are specifically made for young kids. These are a great option, easy to use, and more inexpensive cameras that are also more cost efficient in terms of printing paper. However, these instant cameras for kids usually print black and white images, just so you know. But many kids love that they can draw on the black and white photo prints with markers to make them colorful!
Barchrons Instant Print Digital Kids Camera
This it would be the perfect gift for little kids and the perfect first camera to call their own. It’s a 1080P video recording / 12-megapixel photo shooting rechargeable camera with a 32GB SD card, which allows kids to capture and save images and videos with ease. It’s easy to take pictures forward and back for selfies! The polaroid camera supports one-button printing, which means kids can instantly and automatically print vibrant black and white photos directly from the camera body. The set includes three rolls of print paper to get started and there are fun features like frames, date setting, and more.
MINIBEAR Instant Camera for Kids Digital Camera
With this instant print camera your child can take videos and photos and the camera comes with dual front and rear cameras, and 8X digital zoom. It even has 20 fun photo frames and supports date setting. It comes with 3 print paper rolls and can print photos (3.15”x2.2”). The polaroid camera for kids has a rechargeable battery and has a 32G TF card so you have a digital copy.
A kids’ Polaroid camera is a great investment for parents looking to encourage creativity, social interaction, and patience in their children. A kids instant camera can have fun extra accessories like frames and cases to protect and make it their own. With its instant gratification, creative potential, and ability to capture memories, a Polaroid camera is a fun and valuable tool for kids of all ages.