DLTK's Gifts Kids Can Make
Puzzle Piece Picture Frame
Barbara and Grannana from North Carolina both contributed ideas
for puzzle pieces. I took the two ideas and ended up with
this reindeer picture frame. (Don't you just love synergy?).
You can do it without the reindeer in the corner if you prefer
photo of project completed by
- Old cereal box.
- Puzzle pieces.
- Red, green and brown paint (we use tempra as I have young
children, but you can use acrylic if you trust your kids not
to get it on their clothes).
- scrap of red felt (and green for a holly leaf - optional)
or small red pom pom.
- 2 wiggly eyes (or you can make paint or paper ones)
- Place the photo onto the cereal box to determine the size
and shape you want (you can make it circular, square, oval,
- Cut out a shape from the cereal box at least 1 inch bigger
than the photo (this is going to be your frame).
- Cut a shape out of the center of your "frame" (without cutting
through - this is a job for an adult). Again, you should
end up with at least a 1 inch frame.
- Paint your puzzle pieces (some red and some green) and let
- Glue them onto your frame, overlapping the pieces.
- Glue the photo to the back of the frame.
MAKE YOUR REINDEER:
- Take 3 puzzle pieces (preferably one should be a bit bigger
than the other two).
- Paint the 3 puzzle pieces brown/ Let dry.
- Next take the two smaller puzzle pieces and glue them to
the larger one in the corners only.
- Then attached the wiggly eyes.
- Cut-out a small red circle for the nose and glue.
- Then in the corner of one of Rudolph's antler make a small
holly leaf from green felt.
- Glue the reindeer into the corner of the frame.
Printable version of these instructions