M spied some colored Popsicle sticks and decorations that had been left over from an activity bin recently and wanted to use them up immediately! With Father’s Day right around the corner, I thought it would be cute to have her make small picture frames for each of the fathers in her life – her dad, two grandfathers and godfather.
To make your own Popsicle stick picture frames, you will need:
- Popsicle Sticks (colored or plain)
- Paint or markers if you want to color plain sticks
- Decorations, such as beads, small pom-poms, felt shapes, etc.
- A picture
Since our stick were already colored, we got right to work on the frame. If you are using plain sticks, you can have your little one color them with markers or paint them! I helped M lay the sticks out in the shape of a frame and we worked as a team to glue to pieces together without moving it around too much.
Because the glue was taking awhile to dry, we left the frames on the counter and came back to the project a few hours later. Letting the glue dry completely prevents any accidental shifting of the Popsicle sticks during decorating. Once dry, I put out a bowl of beads, mini pom-poms and small felt shapes. M had a blast decorating each frame – she was very specific about which frame was for who and it was fun seeing how different each one looked at the end.
I left them out to thoroughly dry overnight. Now that I had the frames, I needed some pictures to put in them. I had taken a couple of cute pictures of M over Memorial Day weekend that I knew were a big hit so I ordered a handful of them. Since the frames were smaller than the 4×6 pictures, I cut them to fit and glued them on the back.
We were all set with 4 heartfelt father’s day gifts. 🙂