Friday, July 2, 2010

friday creative: kids photo crafts #1

today is the return of friday creative and the first of a month of kids photo crafts! today we are making flower photo holders. my official "testers" kate & sam tried it with me earlier this week and we had a pretty super time! hopefully you and your kiddos will think it's super fun too!
supplies:
-wooden dowels
-small wooden clothespins
-acrylic paint
-strong liquid adhesive (i recommend Quick Grip)
-glue stick
-scissors
-fun patterned papers
-circle punches (optional)

how to:
-paint dowels and set aside to dry.
-start crafting your flowers! my sweet project testers, kate & sam, made super cute flowers from hand cut petals, grouping circles and cupcake liners. get creative and use a good glue stick to hold them all together!
-when dowels are dry, adhere clothespins to the end. apply a bit of pressure to each dowel/clothespin to get a good bond. this is a good part for an adult to help with, especially if using a strong, smelly glue like Quick Grip.
-adhere flowers to front of dowel (on the same end as clothespin) with top of dowel right at edge of flower (so that when you have a photo in your photo holder, the flower won't obscure too much). again this is a good part for an adult to help with.
-place your flowers in a fun jar or vase and add photos!

happy friday!
xo, carly
p.s. adorable flower photo holders by kate & sam (and one by their mama tammy t)!

4 comments:

Kelly said...

Really really cute!

heidifay said...

oh fun! you always do the cutest things cary!

ps...i miss you!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi, we would like to possibly feature your project in the Beacon Adhesives Trade Show Booth at this upcoming 2011 CHA Show. Please call me - John Burns @ 800-865-7238 X307