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Fun Kits 02: Here’s what’s in them and how you can win AWESOME by playing along!

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Fun Kits 02: Here’s what’s in them and how you can win AWESOME by playing along!

Last week I sent off 150 Fun Kits to people all around the world. My post dude loves me.

Today I want to tell you all about the project, what is in the boxes, and how you can win the best camera ever just by sharing a photo. Also, I’m going to tell you, how you can participate, even if you don’t receive a Fun Kit.

First of all, what is this project? The Fun Kits are little boxes filled with six props that people can use in their photography to have a little bit of fun and be creative. There are no rules to how these props have to be used in your photos, you can do it however you like. You can combine a few props together for one photo, or use only one in one photo. Absolutely up to you. Olympus and I team together to make this fun project happen. I come up with the idea and they kindly make it happen so we don’t have to put our hands in our pocket {don’t you love them for that?}.

Earlier this year we did this same project with different objects. You can see how people used the props here.

The props aren’t difficult to source. If a Fun Kits doesn’t arrive on your doorstep, you can easily make your own little box. Here’s what’s in the Fun Kits this time around.

Fun Kits 02: Here’s what’s in them and how you can win AWESOME by playing along!

There is string which I grabbed from the hardware store, googly eyes which I grabbed from my bargain shop, tiny teddies which I sourced online {but you could use any small object}, 100s & 1000s from the grocery store, glasses {photobooth props} which I also sourced online which you can probably find at a party store, and a sparkler.

So if you didn’t get a Fun Kit but you want to be involved you could absolutely make your own. Or you could wait for the first weekend in December, when 20 people all around Australia are going to be hiding Fun Kits for people to find. Just stalk my Instagram that weekend to see where they’re hidden so you can go and grab yours.

Whether you receive a kit or make your own, be sure to share your photos on Instagram {or here in the comments as well} using the hashtag #FMSlovesOlympus.

So why should you get involved? Well, because it’s fun {hence the name FUN kits!} and it’s great to embrace your creative side. Everyone has the ability to be creative, to varying degrees. Being creative makes my heart sing, and I hope it does that for you too.

Also, it’s absolutely normal when playing along with this to feel vulnerable. I don’t want to get all Oprah on you, but 99% of people will ask themselves, “Am I doing it right? What if I can’t do a good job? What if I look silly doing it? Am I really creative enough?” Fear and creativity go together, just tell fear to rack off for a bit and embrace it. You are creative. There is no right or wrong. There is just giving it a red-hot-go. See what happens when you embrace your creative side and let her/him come out to play for a bit. Pretend you’re 8 again and you don’t care what other people think, and it’s all about just having fun. 

Also, there’s this camera for motivation….

Fun Kits 02: Here’s what’s in them and how you can win AWESOME by playing along!

I’ll be scouring through the photos shared, and the team at Olympus and I will be choosing the best, most creative photo to win an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II. This camera is awesome. It’s the one I have and I wouldn’t {couldn’t!} live without. It’s compact and light {so light that yesterday I forgot I had it in my handbag}, and takes beautiful photos. It’s so easy to use that my mum can use it. AND you can send your photos straight from the camera to your phone using the WiFi function. The prize is the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II with 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ Lens and is valued at $970. Simply share a photo on Instagram with the #FMSlovesOlympus hashtag, using the props before January 31st 2016 to be in the running. It’s that easy!

I can’t wait to see your photos. Seriously, I’m stalking the #FMSlovesOlympus hashtag like my life depends on it!

@Fatmumslim