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Be sure to capture this summer with a Summer Memory Picture Frame.This kid friendly craft will make a keepsake so kids can remember a fun filled summer! Don’t miss over 100 summer crafts and activities ideas to keep kids active and entertained this summer right here on Skip to my Lou! The best craft bloggers are sharing fun kids crafts! From brown bag paper kites to DIY colored scented glue you will find creative ideas!
I am so excited to be joining the Summer Craft Camp for the 5th year in a row! Lately, I feel like I don’t have much time left over to craft with the kids, between piano and sports and after-school clubs. I think I speak for the whole family when I say that we’re excited that summer is finally here, and for a little extra time to relax and enjoy doing things we want to do instead of just things that we have to do.
So far this summer, we’re focusing on two things: hanging out in the sun – pool-side – and preparing for our big road trip to drop my oldest daughter off at college. I love to travel, and my camera is always close by when we’re out seeing sites and creating memories together. To kick off our summer-of-travel, the kids and I made these fun summer memory frames to display some of the pictures that we will be capturing throughout our journeys and adventures this summer.
Summer Memory Picture Frames
This easy frame craft is appropriate for multiple ages – just gather a bunch of supplies and let everyone decorate as they desire. Kids may need some help applying Mod Podge evenly.
Supplies needed for summer memory picture frames:
- Wooden frames ($1 at Michaels)
- Patterned paper
- Buttons, ribbons, etc
- Mod Podge
- Paint brushes (or sponge brush – recommended)
How to make a summer memory picture frame:
Step 1: Gather supplies (make sure to cover your work surface when using Mod Podge)
Step 2: If decorating your frame with patterned paper, trace the frame on the back side of the paper you want to use. Carefully cut it out.
Step 3: Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the frame and lay paper down. Press firmly but gently so that paper is flat and no air bubbles appear.
Step 4: Decorate frame with stickers, buttons, ribbons, etc. Buttons can be applied using Mod Podge. Apply an even layer of Mod Podge over the entire frame (front and sides) and let dry for 30 minutes.
Step 5: Apply an additional layer of Mod Podge over the entire frame and let dry.
That’s it! For just a couple of dollars, you can have a fun, homemade memory of all the fun you have this summer. After the summer is over, these frames would be perfect for personalized gifts for parents, teachers, grandparents, and friends. Just match the stickers and decorations to the occasion!
About the Author: Laura (aka Lolli) is the mother of five living in the Washington DC area. Between blogging full-time at Better in Bulk, cooking, traveling and enjoying the occasional book, she doesn’t have much time left over for anything else. You can find her on twitter @1momof5 or on Facebook. Check out her recipes and kid-friendly crafts and projects.