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Cardboard Picture Frame
July 15th, 2010 by Craftylocks

This is a simple craft that is easy for children to create, and a great way for them to make a gift and display their special art work.

We have used corrugated cardboard to make our frame, it is nice and thick so that there is plenty of room between the layers for your artwork.

For the backing start off with some bits of card that are both the same size, cut a ‘U’ shape out of one piece.

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Glue the ‘U’ shape onto the back piece.

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Glue some pieces of white paper over the two pieces of cardboard to tidy it all up and to give it a white background suitable for painting if you wish.

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To make the front of the frame cut a piece of decorative card a tiny but bigger than the backing card. Cut a hole in it that is a little smaller than the ‘U’ shape card. In our example we wanted to use some paper that we had previously decorated with scraped paint, so we backed it with some red card to make it stronger.

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Glue this on top of the backing piece and your frame is done.

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Then you can slot in a special picture or photo – ours has a really cool cartoon horse that my 10 year old created.

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2 Responses  
Craftylocks writes:
April 28th, 2011 at 1:35 am

Thanks Dawnie,
It is nice to find a use for those bits and pieces that we just have to save up – I get very excited when I find a new use for something I have been keeping!
Regards,
Sarah

dawnie writes:
April 27th, 2011 at 4:19 am

this is very clever – been saving cardboard for “whatever” and this really fits the bill. ty

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