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Cute As A Button Picture Frame

Diy cute as a button picture frame arts & craft - a wonderful gift idea that adults or kids can make ..

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Buttons, buttons, buttons…we love buttons. My daughter loves to string them on pipe cleaners & glue them down for crafts. I just bought my daughter her first low heat glue gun. She was so excited. She couldn’t wait to start gluing & working side by side with mommy. “Look! Me and mama are twins.”

She asked me to cut her out a heart & she grabbed our bucket of buttons. While she worked on her button craft, mommy had one of her own.

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An old frame is perfect for this craft. Use a glue gun to glue a variety of different sized and colored buttons to the frame.

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Cover the frame as best as you can using big buttons on the bottom & small buttons on top.

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Add a little message at the bottom if you choose.

Diy cute as a button picture frame arts & craft - a wonderful gift idea that adults or kids can make ..

My daughter made one of her own on her piece of cardboard. How sweet is that?

Cardboard & button easy craft frame for kids. A cute as a button gift idea for small kids to make

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Popsicle Stick Frame Magnet

Popsicle Stick Frame Magnet

It has been really wonderful watching our daughter’s creativity and artistic ability grow. Whether it is doing a craft together or watching her draw or paint on her own, I love to watch her create.. She loves to draw.

On the left she drew a butterfly & the picture on the right I originally thought was her, but I was mistaken.

“Mai is that you?”

“No, that is the lady at McDonald’s that gives me delicious food.”

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We have piles of drawings everywhere. As much as I would like to keep all of her drawings, it would just be impossible. There are some though that warrant a special place. Mai drew this family portrait the other day. She made sure that she even included Dukey. She was so proud & immediately brought it to the refrigerator.

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I loved her family portrait. I was proud too. I wanted to make sure that it stood out among all the other art on our fridge. We decided to make a refrigerator magnet frame for our special picture.

I cut around her drawing. We grabbed a handful of jumbo craft sticks and laid them out on the counter to see how many we would need. I wanted Mai to decorate the frame. She chose to color the sticks with markers.

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After she colored all of the sticks, I glued the sticks together side by side with a glue gun.

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I glued the drawing in the center of the sticks.

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I glued 4 more craft sticks over the top of the drawing, two on top & two on the bottom.

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For added stability we added one more stick to the top center and the bottom & then labeled Mai’s drawing.

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For the finishing touch, I glued a strip of plain magnet to the back of the frame.

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Our family drawing now has a place up front for all to see.

 

Popsicle Stick Refrigerator Magnet Frame

 

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