Though this trick has been around for a while, it is always nice to sometimes revisit the old ways. If you want a young child to look at your camera, try putting a PEZ dispenser in the hot shoe. Then when you’ve got their attention, act fast and snap the photo.
This tip comes from It’s Always Autumn. It’s usually a great idea to have the character’s head be something that the kid likes too: like Superman, Batman, or someone else.
Conversely, for any millenial that remembers how awesome PEZ was, it’s a great way to get us to look at the camera as well.