photo of project completed by
kindergarten child, unassisted
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.
- 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, triangular, etc).
- 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 dry.
- 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.
Christmas Bells by John Clare