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How to Create Funny Photos for Facebook

Updated on April 21, 2015
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Jeannie has been writing for HubPages for over 5 years. She covers a wide variety of topics—anything from hamsters to office work.

Mouse on a Mouse


Entertain Your Friends

Believe it or not, some people are simply using Facebook to keep in touch with friends and relatives. Imagine that! Then there are the rest of us... we are trying to entertain everyone on our friend list. For some reason, it has become a mission in life to keep people entertained. Forget about reading what Aunt Gertrude watched on TV last night. The goal is to make Aunt Gertrude laugh hysterically at a ridiculous photo.

For those of you that want to keep your Facebook followers entertained, this hub is for you. Posting boring family photos is not enough for someone like yourself. No, you are going above and beyond to treat folks to some fun-filled laughter on your Facebook timeline. If you've run out of funny ideas for Facebook photos, I am here to help you. Check out some of these suggestions and everyone on your friend list will love you.

Pose with Cardboard Cutouts

Cardboard cutouts are everywhere! Stores constantly have cardboard cutouts standing all over the place. Sometimes those cutouts are for sale; sometimes they are merely for display. It really does not matter why they are there. They can be hilarious to pose beside.

I've posed with a number of cardboard cutouts at stores. Some of my favorites are:

  • Willie from Duck Dynasty
  • Flo the Progressive Girl
  • Miley Cyrus (when she was Hannah Montana)
  • Freddy Krueger
  • Rob Pattinson

It is just good, clean fun to pose with a cardboard version of a celebrity. If the opportunity should arise while you are out somewhere, make sure to take it!


Make Ridiculous Faces

If you don't mind totally humiliating yourself, why not sneer at the camera, or make a goofy face? It will be funny, but just remember, it will be on the internet forever. Even if you decide to delete the photo to hide the evidence, one of your friends will probably save it and use it against you forever. Have fun with that!

Put Stuff on Your Head

Never ever underestimate the hilarity of putting random items on your head. Sure, people will tell you that is an old gag, but oh well, it still works. That is why people put lampshades on their heads at parties; of course, usually alcohol is involved, but my point is, it is still funny.

There are plenty of fun items you can place on your head to create a funny Facebook photo. You can use different types of hats. You can put household items on your head, such as an empty flower pot (hello, Devo look!). Does your cat like to rest on your head? Get out the camera! Would you like to put a blanket over your head and run around like that? Get a photo of it.

Putting stuff on your head is just simply funny. Anything slightly out of place like that works, but for some reason, balancing something on your head just makes it better.

Put Something on Your Head

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Christmas fun!Thanksgiving fun!St. Patrick's Day fun!
Christmas fun!
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Thanksgiving fun!
Thanksgiving fun! | Source
St. Patrick's Day fun!
St. Patrick's Day fun! | Source

Random Action Shots

Posing in strange random action shots is certainly a great way to liven up your photo collection. Do you know martial arts? Can you at least pretend to know martial arts? Awesome! Fake your way through a great photo.

You can also do other fun activities for the camera. For instance, you can entertain your Facebook friends with photos of you jumping on a motel bed. As a matter of fact, that is a tradition for every motel I stay at now. A live action shot of jumping on a bed is entertaining. How about riding a bike while in a store or testing at that hula hoop before you buy it? The possibilities are limitless!

You don't have to be in the photo.
You don't have to be in the photo. | Source
...or maybe you'd like to be in the photo.
...or maybe you'd like to be in the photo. | Source

Inanimate Objects

Sometimes inanimate objects can be hilarious. What is even better is you don't even have to get in the photo if you prefer to be anonymous. You can put a fake mouse on a computer mouse! You can take all your little sister's stuffed animals and stage an epic battle with plastic knives. You may even simply find a hilarious product you never knew existed that you must show the world.

Inanimate objects are also great to use for photos because they do not move. No need to worry about the subject of the photo squirming out the picture or complaining about being embarrassed. Inanimate objects are probably the easiest shots to get for comedic purposes.

If you want to step up your fun with inanimate objects, there is no reason why you should not pose in the photo to show how ridiculous the object looks. Once again, inanimate objects do not argue with you when you want to take their photos. They also don't mind posing with you, which makes your photo session even easier.

Photoshop Your Photos

Maybe you have a dream of landing on the moon or swimming miles under water, but you've never managed to achieve these dreams. Well, hey, most of us won't do these things either. It is cool. Photoshop yourself into photos of the moon or the ocean. Who cares?

So you say you don't have Photoshop? There are plenty of other options, some of them are free for altering photos. How about you try PicMonkey? You can add crazy colors, shapes, graphics, backgrounds, funny phrases, or just about anything to your favorite photos. You can opt for something totally hilarious to entertain your friends.

Ruin Your Pet's Day

You know who you can force to pose for funny photos? Your pets! Sure, they may not want to pose for any photos, but they don't have much choice now, do they? After all, you feed them and let them live with you rent-free. It is time they pay up now.

Just about any pet can pose in a hilarious way. Maybe you have a fish that likes to jump out the tank. Perhaps your cat sleeps while dangling from the bedroom curtains. You might even have a hamster that likes to wear Halloween costumes. Whatever the case may be, that is going to be really funny for someone else to see.

No One is Safe from Wacky Photos... Including Dogs!


Peculiar Scenes

Have you ever seen the Grinch and Santa Claus riding on the back of a motorcycle together? Well, I have! The only problem was, I did not have a camera with me. Don't make the same mistake I did.

Walking around finding funny scenes is not that difficult. You can see ridiculous signs, people, and activities everywhere you go. When you go on vacation in a populated loction, make sure to take your camera. That is typically where the real magic happens. People watching at boardwalks, amusement parks, and malls is always an adventure.

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Be Creative

Your photos can be as hysterically funny as you'd like them to be. Don't let anyone stop you from being a super-creative comical genius on Facebook. Of course, please remember some people don't appreciate a really embarrassing photo going on Facebook if they are the main stars of it. Make sure to ask your friend first if he or she is doing some humiliating. Otherwise, post away! Don't deprive the world of totally ridiculous photos.

Copyright ©2013 Jeannieinabottle

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    Jeannie InABottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much. I take great pride in my wacky Facebook photos. And I agree... less drama more photos on Facebook!

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    Pat Materna 3 years ago from Memphis, Tennessee, USA

    Jeannie ... you are just too funny sometimes ... I always get a trip out of reading your hubs. ... Funny pics like you suggest would be better than so many of the things I sometimes see on FB ...

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I am happy to help, Dataload. Thanks for dropping by my hub.

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    DATALOAD 4 years ago from Michigan

    Thank you for the tips, it gave me some great ideas.

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I am glad you liked my hub! Thank you and thanks for letting me know the interview was up. I would not have even realized it!

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    Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

    I have never posted funny photos, but I react when I see some funny photos on my stream. This is not my kind of thing, but liked ideas. Your pics are cool.

    PS: I enjoyed your interview on HP newsletter.

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    You family is just simply ahead of its time, that is all. ;-) They definitely are not idiots. Thanks for your comment and thanks for the vote up and sharing.

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    Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

    Hi Jeannie - while paging thru some family pix recently, I noticed there were quite of few of these types of photos. I feel like my family has been living your advise for years - we all appear to be a bunch of idiots. Maybe that means we're happy!

    (Great article. Voted up and shared. Your writing is so engaging!)

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Pamela99 - I consider making people laugh on Facebook my personal goal. Thanks for your comment!

    alocsin - Thanks so much! I figured I would include photos from my personal collection. :-) I like to work for people that are as crazy as me, so my wacky photos are a good test for them. Thanks for the votes!

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    alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

    I like this approach to the often dull photos we find on Facebook. Using yourself in the example adds a nice touch. Just be sure that the pics aren't so funny that potential employers may wonder about you. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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    Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

    We all need to laugh and doing funny photos on Facebook sounds like a great idea. Thanks for the great suggestions.

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    sheilamyers - I am glad you enjoyed the photos. I debated about which photos to use; believe it or not, I have a few photos that are even more embarrassing, so I held back. :-) You are right... some people might not know about Devo. I hope they Google the music video! Thanks for checking out my hub and for your comment!

    randomcreative - Thanks so much! I am happy you enjoyed my hub.

    drbj - I guess I just like to entertain people on Facebook. I don't think of it as social networking. I think of it as my opportunity to be weird. :-) Thanks for your comment!

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    drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

    Lots of innovative ideas for creating original Facebook photos. Thank you, Jeannie, for putting this all together.

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    Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    All of these ideas are hilarious! So much fun. No one should ever have a boring Facebook photo after reading this article.

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    sheilamyers 4 years ago

    Great hub! I was laughing so hard at some of the pics. I don't post a lot of crazy pics at Facebook, but I do love Photoshop for cropping pictures and adding captions and such when I'm creating webpages. This was a great topic!

    I know there's older people reading Hubpages like this one, but I'm wondering how many younger people are going to read it and ask you "Who the heck is Devo?" I remember them.

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much! I appreciate the vote.

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    hiba naeem 4 years ago

    voting it up lol its funny

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much! I am glad you liked it.

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    Firoz 4 years ago from India

    Impressive hub on How to Create Funny Photos for Facebook. Voted up.