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Project of the Month ~ Magnetic Easter Frames

Tommy with his pictures

Parents can cut out the shapes ahead of time and children can glue together and decorate these adorable frames. They are perfect for displaying your favorite picture on the refrigerator or for hanging in a school locker.

Bunny FrameBunny Frame:

Materials Needed:

  • Craft foam in blue, pink and white (if desired use sticky backed foam in pink and white)
  • One pair of googly eyes
  • Templates
  • Glue (glues designed for gluing gems to fabrics like vinyl work well on craft foam)
  • One pink pipe cleaner
  • Pencil for tracing templates
  • Scissors
  • Exacto knife, ruler and cutting mat (if desired)
  • Thin flat magnet (I like to recycle the ones from the back of shopping list pads)

Directions:

  • Print the templates from this website and trace them onto the appropriate color of craft foam.
         Template 1
         Template 2
         Template 3
         Template 4

  • Cut out the foam shapes using scissors or an Exacto knife. The Exacto knife works well on the straight edges that make the frame.

  • Arrange the pink bunny head silhouette, blue frame front and pink edges to the feet (the shape that is "L" shaped.)

  • Glue the large pink pieces down (or stick them down if using sticky foam).

  • Glue the top, bottom and right side of the blue frame front down (the picture will slide in the side left open.) Be careful to glue only along the outside edge so that there is space for the picture to slide in.

  • Glue the white bunny head and feet in place over the pink areas (be sure to only glue the bottom part of the foot on the left side of the frame so you can slide a picture past it.) Some pink will show through for the inside of the bunny's ears.

  • Glue the footpads and googly eyes into place.

  • Cut the pipe cleaner into three equal pieces. Hold pieces together and twist in the middle to secure. Fan out the edges into whiskers.

  • Glue the whiskers down, and glue the nose on top of the whiskers. To ensure that this dries in place put it on a flat surface and cover with a heavy book.

  • When the frame is dry glue a magnet to the back.

  • Insert a picture into the frame and enjoy!

Easter Egg FrameEaster Egg Frame:

Materials needed:

  • Craft foam in spring colors
  • Three dimensional paints in coordinating colors
  • Glue (glues designed for gluing gems to fabrics like vinyl work well on craft foam)
  • Frame template from Bunny Frame
  • Pencil for tracing template
  • Scissors
  • Exacto knife, ruler and cutting mat (if desired)
  • Thin flat magnet (I like to recycle the ones from the back of shopping list pads)

Directions:

  • Print the frame template from this website and trace it twice onto the craft foam. One time trace both the inside and outside edge and once just trace around the outside.

  • Cut out the foam frame front and back using scissors or an Exacto knife. The Exacto knife works well on the straight edges that make the frame.

  • Cut out small egg shapes from various colors of foam.

  • Glue the sides and bottom of the frame front to the solid rectangle frame back. Be careful to glue only along the outside edge so that there is space for the picture to slide in.

  • When dry glue eggs onto the frame in various directions.

  • Decorate the eggs with the three dimensional paints.

  • When the frame is dry glue a magnet to the back.

  • Insert a picture into the frame and enjoy!

Do you have an idea for another Project of the Month for our Crafts for Kids Cubby? We'd love to hear from you. Email our moderators with your suggestions!

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