Make your own picture frame
What happens when there is one piece of the puzzle missing?
Here's an idea to use your old puzzles to make
a picture frame.
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- Choose the size of frame you want to make.
If you aren't sure, add about an inch and half border to the size of
picture you will be framing. Here are some common sizes.
- Use a ruler to draw the shape of the frame on the
cardboard. It could be from a cerial box, packing box, or even a piece
of bristle board.
- Glue puzzle pieces to the frame. Keep
adding more layers until you get the effect you want.
- Let dry, then add your picture.
- Choose puzzle pieces to complement the photo (map
pieces for vacation photos; red, white and blue pieces for a fourth of
- You can cut the cardboard into any shape you
want. The center opening can be smaller than the actual photo if
you want to crop out some of the photo.
A visitor sent in this project idea
I supervise a crafting group for special needs
individuals in care, and am constantly creating ideas to keep my residents
occupied. We make xmas wreaths out of jigsaw puzzle pieces painted
green and glued onto 8" cardboard circles. We make them in layers and
add red 1/4" pompoms and a big bow at the bottom. They sell well and
make my residents extremely proud!
You can find an easy to print version of this craft and lots of other
ideas in the Gifts
Kids Can Make ebook from Creative Kids at Home.
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