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Your Kids are in Bloom

Watch your children grow by using the Flower Power photo frame. In six easy steps you can see your kids all day long.

Materials:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Products:
    • Sheet, 12" x 36" x 1/2"
    • Ball, 2"
  • Clay pot, 2"
  • Wooden dowel, 1/8" x 8"
  • Craft foam, one green
  • Acrylic craft paint: bright red, Christmas green, blue-green
  • Dimensional paint, yellow
  • Varnish, matte finish
  • Cardstock, 2-1/2" square, red
  • Cardboard, 2" square
  • Metal cookie cutters: 3-1/4" flower; 1-1/2" round
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Paintbrush, flat
  • Natural sponge
  • Thick white craft glue or low temperature glue gun and glue sticks
  • Glue stick

Steps:

  1. Cut a 1-5/8" diameter circle from 2" cardboard square. Select photo with a 1-1/2" diameter live area (if you would like to preserve the original photo, make a color photocopy). Center cardboard circle over live area on photo and trace around edge; cut out photo. Center and glue photo to cardstock; cut out around photo, adding 1/8" all around edge.
     
  2. Firmly press flower cookie cutter into foam. Gently remove foam flower from cookie cutter; sand any rough edges with a scrap of foam. Cut out center of flower with 1-1/2" round cutter.
     
  3. Paint flower bright red and wooden dowel Christmas green. When dry, decorate flower with dimensional paint. Sponge paint pot blue-green; when dry, apply varnish.
     
  4. Glue photo and wooden dowel to back of flower.
     
  5. Glue foam ball in flower pot; if foam ball does not fit, roll on tabletop to reduce size. Insert dowel rod in ball. Glue moss over ball.
     
  6. Using pattern, cut two leaves from foam sheet. Glue to stem.

 

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