|Waste Not Picture Frame|
Copyright 2000, Amanda Formaro
Have an old puzzle that is missing some pieces? How about some photographs that need framing? If you said yes, then you and the kids have a fun project ahead of you! These easy and personalized frames make wonderful gifts for relatives.
You will need:
photograph for framing
piece of cardboard a little larger than your photo
4 ice cream sticks
15 puzzle pieces (will need more or less depending on puzzle piece size)
tempera paint in colors of your choice
various buttons and doodads for decoration
Using craft glue, adhere the photograph to the piece of cardboard. Use
craft glue to attach the ice cream sticks around the photograph as shown
in figure 1. Trim cardboard so that it is just larger than the
photograph. Set aside to dry.
Lay newspaper down on table and place puzzle pieces face up. Have the
children paint the puzzle pieces in the colors of your choice. You may
need 2-3 coats for some depending on the color of paint and the darkness
of the pattern on the puzzle pieces.