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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Smarty Summer Craft #2

By Guest Blogger Ashleigh Pike

Decorate your own picture frame
Materials: wooden Memory frame (pick these up at any craft store for about $1 Anything you want to decorate it with!
Ideas:Paint, markers, stickers, stencils, stamps, paper, glitter glue, etc.

Description: This is a wonderful, inexpensive project that you can do with children of any age. First, go to your local craft store and pick up a few wooden Memory frames. The 4X6 ones cost about $1. Once you have bought the frame, you probably already have all the materials you need to decorate it sitting in your house right now. Decide with your child what materials he/she wants to decorate with. Foam stickers are great to use with younger children or with a large group. If your child wants to paint it and then decorate it, allow time for the paint to dry. My favorite frame that my daughter made was a few years ago when we went to the beach with her godparents. She glued seashells that she had collected onto the frame and then we gave it to them with a cute photo of her in it from trip. They loved it! We have also made frames at Halloween by painting them orange, writing the year on it with a Sharpie and then decorating it with stickers. Let your child’s imagination go wild! This is also a great activity to do at parties as a favor for the kids to take home and then you give them a cute photo from the party later to put in it. Have fun!


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