Easy Craft Projects for Kids – Paper Photo Frames for V-Day

Posted by Erika on Feb 14, 2009 in Uncategorized , Valentine's Day Crafts |

We’ve already shared some Valentine’s Day craft ideas, but we almost forgot one of out favorites – the V-Day Photo Frame. This decorative frame is simple to make, and doesn’t require many craft materials. Let’s get started!

Image courtesy: kiddyhouse.com

To make this craft you’ll need:

  • 2 equally-sized pieces of thin cardboard (you can use the sides of cereal boxes),
  • Colored construction paper,
  • Craft glue,
  • Craft knife and a heart shaped cookie cutter,
  • Tape,
  • A pencil, and
  • A photograph.

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. First, draw a heart in the center of your cardboard (trace your cookie-cutter for a perfect heart). Carefully extract the heart-shape from the cardboard with your craft knife. (For safety’s sake, show your children how to use the craft knife, but do the actual trimming yourself.) Save the cardboard heart you’ve removed for later use.
  2. Cover both pieces of cardboard with construction paper using craft glue.
  3. Apply small pieces of colored paper to the cardboard with the heart cut-out. Overlap your papers and glue them down. Allow the glue to dry.
  4. Use your cardboard (with the heart cut-out) to matte your photograph. Tape the photograph to the back of the cardboard.
  5. Glue the two pieces of cardboard together. The cardboard that is intact should be used as the backing board. Allow the glue to dry.
  6. Fold the edges of your cutout heart toward the center. If done properly, the center of the heart cutout should be flat.
  7. Glue the flat center of the heart cutout to the backboard so that it is flush with the bottom. This is how your frame will stand upright. Allow the glue to dry.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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