A picture frame is always a great gift for mom or grandma! But even better than an ordinary picture frame, is a self-made, unique, one of a kind picture frame. The great thing about this craft is, it is very quick, not in the least messy and an interesting activity for children as young as two years. My two-year-old daughter really enjoyed doing this craft. She loves gluing and sticking anything together :)
- 4 Popsicle sticks
- glue gun (optional)
- any collage materials (flowers, hearts, shapes…)
- punchers in various shapes (optional)
The first thing you need to do, is stick the Popsicle sticks together to create a picture frame. I used the glue gun, since I wanted to continue crafting immediately. If you use liquid glue, then you may have to wait a few hours before continuing, so the glue can dry. This part I would recommend the parent doing on their own, of course depending on how old your child is, dealing with a glue gun can be quite dangerous.
Here the real fun begins. Get out all the collage materials you want to use and now it’s all about placing them. Take the flowers, hearts, shapes and whatever else you want to use to decorate the frame and put them all around it. It is entirely up to you if you want to create a pattern or just place them at random like my daughter did. In any case I am sure it will look brilliant!
If you don’t have any collage materials at home, then you can easily create your own ones. All you need is either scissors or punchers with different shapes on them. These you can usually buy in any craft supply store.
The final step is gluing the ribbon on the back of your finished picture frame, so you have a hook to hang the frame on. Again, I used the glue gun, but you can use any form of liquid glue.
Now all that you need to do is either stick a photo in the frame or make a nice drawing to go into it. Your personal gift is now complete.