Back to School Picture Frame Craft!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It can be a very exciting time for children who are returning to school or it can be an emotional time for a child just beginning their school career. Or, like my daughter, it’s the start of another year of fun activities and adventures because she’s only one!

In any case, it’s nice to document what your child looks like during certain times of the year and compare a future photo to see how they’ve grown. This activity is simple enough for children of all ages, simplifying it for younger children and it has challenging components for older children.

Back to School Popsicle Stick Picture Frame

What You Need:

  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Small paper plate
  • Washable Paint
  • Glue gun
  • Paintbrush
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Smock (optional)
  • Yarn or string (optional)
  • Magnet (optional)
  • Photo!

It’s very simple to do.

  • 1. Give each child four popsicle sticks, a paper plate with a few paint colors, a paintbrush and a smock. Instruct them to paint the popsicle sticks using whichever pattern they prefer.Allow the popsicle sticks to dry.
  • 2. Measure and cut a piece of cardboard to be the backing of the photo. Set aside.
  • 3. Hot glue the four popsicle sticks together. Hot glue string or magnet at this time if desired.
  • 4. Glue or tape the photo onto the cardboard backing. Hot glue the cardboard to the frame.
  • Voila! Decorate with additional gemstones or Pom poms and don’t forget to write their name and the year!
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    Author: Publishing Motherhood

    Hi! I am a stay at home mom of two, avid blogger, food lover, professional reader and Early Childhood Educator. Follow my family's journey on my website, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Website: www.publishingmotherhood.wordpress.com Twitter: @pubmotherhood Instagram: @publishingmotherhood Facebook: www.facebook.com/publishingmotherhood Feel free to leave comments and feedback. I would love to read them. Thank you!

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