Skip to main content

Summer Fun Kids Crafts - Picture Frame

It's summer time and we are nearing the end of summer break, quickly. By this time, your kids are probably bored and ready for school to start. I know mine are. Luckily, my girls LOVE doing crafts.  don't know why I didn't start this series sooner but, sometimes you just need someone to give you a boost to get going. Right? I was recently sent a box FULL of AWESOME Plaid Paints, Mod Podge, Stencils and more! Everything I needed to make awesome Plaid Kids Crafts!
The girls were SO excited as I pulled each item out of the box, one by one. Their excitement grew with each item. Since I have a pretty extensive craft stash, we got going right away!

First up, cute picture frames!

Items Needed:

Wooden Picture Frame (you can get these in the craft section of just about any store)
Scrapbook Paper
Glitter Mod Podge
Plaid Paint
Plaid Stencils
Foam Paint Brush
Craft Glue
Ribbon
Step 1 - Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the picture frame.
Step 2 - Carefully wet scrapbook paper with water, you not want it overly wet. Just a little damp.
Step 3 - Carefully lay paper onto frame and smooth out any bubbles.
Step 4 - Carefully trim excess paper from around the frame. Be sure to use a SHARP cutting utensil or your paper will rip.
Step 5 - Apply a thin coat of Extreme Glitter Mod Podge and allow to dry.
Step 6 - Once frame has dried, using your Plaid Stencil and Plaid Paint of choice, paint a design in the corner of your frame. {I love doing this because even if my girls pick the same paper for their frames, they can personalize each one with their design and paint choice.} Allow paint to dry and add a second or third layer as needed.
Step 7 - Once your design has dried, apply a thick layer of Extreme Glitter Mod Podge and allow to dry.
Step 8 - Once your frame is completely dry, begin gluing your ribbon around the frame. We used a craft glue but you can use a hot glue gun as well. I also like to start at the bottom and overlap my final piece just a bit.
Isn't it cute?!?! I might have to keep this one in my office. Yes, I will be keeping the family "portrait" Mads drew in it as well.  ;-)

To find out more about Plaid check them out:
Blog: http://paintmeplaid.com/

Check out these other fun Plaid Kids Crafts as well!
 

Popular posts from this blog

Fun Family time at America's Incredible Pizza Company

This post has been compensated. All opinions are my own.  What do YOU like to do for family time? A few times a year we love taking the girls to America's Incredible Pizza Company. We love spending time together, munching on yummy pizza, and playing fun games.
Fun, Food and Family America's Incredible Pizza Company is the place to find it all! Incredible Pizza Company delivers high energy and a quality experience for the entire family. After enjoying our freshly homemade buffet; enter our world famous Fair Grounds and play over 100 arcade and carnival style games. Race to the finish line while driving our go karts, get lost in a friendly game of laser tag, get a hole-in-one while playing glow golf, and spin away on the bumper cars and more! So whether you're 6 or 60, enter our fairgrounds and have an incredible time while making memories that will last a lifetime!

Get a 99 cent All-You-Can-Eat Buffet with a $15 Game Card Purchase at America's Incredible Pi…

Strawberries and Cream Instant Oatmeal | Recipe

I don't know about you but, we go through oatmeal like that is the only thing to eat on this planet!   Seriously a TON! My youngest would eat it for every meal and snack....every day....if I let her.
Yes, the little packs can be cheap (if you can find a coupon and get them on sale) but it still adds up.  I used things I already had on hand so there was no extra cost to make this.  FREE is ALWAYS good! I tried before to make little packets to keep on hand but that was a complete fail.  I have since reworked the recipe and am happy with the results.  I decided to just keep the oatmeal in a glass container this time and scoop out what we need, when we need it.  You can also make this into packets by just scooping the desired amount into zip-top bags.
{Strawberries & Cream Instant Oatmeal} 12 Servings
6 Cups Quick Cook Oats 1 1/2 Cups Oat Powder 2 Cups Powdered Milk 1 - 1 1/2 Cup Sugar 1 Cup Freeze Dried Strawberries
Directions for mix: To make Oat Powder, place 1 1/2 cups Quick Co…

For Such a Time as This

This post is a sponsored post from Family Christian, all opinions are my own.
You know when you find a group of friends and you just sit back in amazement when you think of just how awesome they are? I am SO lucky to have a group like that in my life. I am even luckier to have this group in my girls' lives.  It is so very important to me for my girls to see the relationships I have with these women. The way we interact and love each other. It is important they see that even though each one of these women are very, very different, we still come together in love and laughter. It is also important to me that my girls see the relationships that these wonderful women have with their families. I am lucky enough to be close friends with two AMAZING families. We do things together, as families, we also do things together just the moms and kids. I love that my girls see these strong families and know that these families are there for them should they ever need them. In the times that we l…