Craft Club: #6 – Decoupage Photo Frames

by | Jan 7, 2019 | Craft Club, Story Box Club | 0 comments

 

The word decoupage comes from the French word, découper, which means ‘to cut out’, and it’s an easy craft that doubles up as a nice way to use up leftover Christmas or birthday wrapping paper. These decoupage photo frames make a simple little holiday project for children and don’t require much in the way of equipment.

Pop in a holiday photo and use them to spark a conversation about vacances in French, or vacaciones in Spanish, and for related vocabulary, try reading The Duck’s Journey. Or find a family photo and talk about famille (f) or familia (s). Wilma the Whale ties in nicely with this theme.

 

How to make decoupage photo frames

Difficulty: Medium

Language themes: Holidays, Family

 

You’ll need:

An old photo frame with the glass insert removed
Clear PVA glue and a brush
Wrapping paper, cut roughly into squares

 

How to make it:

1

Clean your photo frame and remove any inserts

2

Paint a section of the frame with glue, layer a square of wrapping paper over it, then paint glue over the top

3

Do the same thing until the frame is totally covered in paper with a layer of glue on the top– there’s no particular way to stick them on

4

Let the frame dry completely, add a layer of glitter glue if you want to, then add a photo and replace the back of the frame

1

Clean your photo frame and remove any inserts

2

Paint a section of the frame with glue, layer a square of wrapping paper over it, then paint glue over the top

3

Do the same thing until the frame is totally covered in paper with a layer of glue on the top– there’s no particular way to stick them on

4

Let the frame dry completely, add a layer of glitter glue if you want to, then add a photo and replace the back of the frame

 

Tip: You can also use old magazines, old books or tissue paper

Story Box links: Try The Duck’s Journey and Wilma the Whale.

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