by contributing writer Lana (like banana)
For my daughter’s 11th birthday, we had a “You’ve been framed” party! During the party, the tween-age girls made the cutest party favor picture frames, each unique to their special personality.
My daughter told me her favorite memory of the entire party was the frame craft. I’d say the frame party was a success!
Party Favor Picture Frame
- Wooden frames (found at Michaels’ Store for about $1.00)
- Scrapbook paper
- Mod Podge
- Black and White Craft Paint
- Kid scissors
- Duct Tape (Printed)
- Sponge Paint Brushes
- Craft Styrofoam trays or paper plates for easy clean up
- Large frame
- Backdrop (A shower curtain or material set up in a room with bright light for the best photo.)
- Set up a craft table. Have all the supplies (paint, Mod Podge, scrapbook paper, glitter and duct tape) in the center so everyone can share.
- Set up individual place settings. Each place setting includes a wooden frame, Styrofoam tray for paint, Mod Podge, small paint brush and stickers.
- Give instructions:
“This is a craft that can’t be messed up! Anything goes. You can either use paint or Mod Podge or both. You only get one sponge paint brush, so try not to mix the paint and Mod Podge. If you need another brush borrow your neighbors or ask for another one. If you never used Mod Podge before, it is like glue. Except you will want to use it on top of the paper as well as bottom. Tear your paper or cut it. It is up to you!
If you want to use glitter, let me sprinkle it for you over a piece of paper so I can save the excess and put it back in the glitter container.
No rules to your design. Well, one rule–have fun!”
- Take a photo of the girls in front of your backdrop holding a large frame. (We also took photos of the birthday girl with each of the guests.)
- Print out the photograph and insert in the completed frame.
- Give as a party favor–a sweet beautiful memory!
This frame has a little zebra feel but uses blue duct tape in the corners. Then added a little glitter for some pizzazz.
I love how this one made it a zebra print frame with just paint and glitter.
This frame was first painted white then added a few black stripes. For some added details she then added polka dotted scrapbook paper.
This frame had cut scrapbook paper that reminds me of patchwork. Plus, a little glitter.
This frame used the torn scrapbook paper technique. Love it too!
This frame had a little bit of scrapbook paper, paint, glitter and stickers.
Hope this gave you tons of ideas to do with your kids!