Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day Gift Idea: Make Mom a Frame!

For an easy craft for the kids to make, try making a foam frame! Last year, I took a picture of my kids and got copies made for the Grandmas and Great-Grandmas. I bought a foam frame kit (similar to this), which came with different colors of foam frames, foam stickers, and cardboard backs. The foam pieces were all self adhesive. I taped the edges of the picture to the cardboard back and stuck on the foam frame. The kids then picked out their stickers and decorated the frames themselves!

I found a problem with the frames though: the frame edges were pretty small and the stickers over hung the edges or covered the picture. I had foam craft sheets, so I cut one in half and attached the picture to the craft sheet. I then added the frame on top of the picture, and then added on the decorative stickers. If you want to mail one to Grandma, you probably want to have a wider frame or use the craft sheets so the stickers do not stick to the envelope.

Purple Craft Sheet, Blue Foam Frame already punched out,
Orange Foam Frame with stickers not punched out, White
Cardboard Back, various stickers

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