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Fathers Day photo frame

Duration: any

Age: child

Skill for Bub: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun, Making memories


Make a photo frame for Dad and pop in a picture of his ‘little star’.

There is nothing better than a cute photo as a gift and we’re all guilty of taking lots of photos and then storing them in a cupboard. Now is your chance to sort them out and give one to Dad for Fathers Day this year. Dad will love having his own hand made frame with a photo of his child to show off.

Here’s a list of what you’ll need:

  • Scissors, glue, sticky tape, paint and brushes, ruler.
  • Two pieces of firm cardboard. One for the frame and the other to hold the photo in place. Note – Your second piece of cardboard needs to be larger than the photo itself.
  • A piece of string or an attachable magnet.

Putting it all together:

  • Decide on the size of your photo and frame and cut them both to size.
  • Centre your photo on one piece of cardboard and draw around the outline.
  • Cut out the outlined centre of the frame using scissors or a knife just inside the outline of the photo (you need to do this so there is some overlap).
  • Decorate the frame however you choose. You can paint a colourful background and place hand prints, painted pasta shells or crafty bits all around. Let your child’s imagination run wild!
  • Once it’s dry, turn the frame over and fix the second piece of cardboard to the back of the frame with sticky tape or glue on three sides. Leave the top side open so that you can slide alternative photos in and out.
  • Fix the piece of string or magnet into place and your photo is ready to go.