These easy and personalized bubble frames make wonderful gifts for relatives.
By Amanda Formaro [Amanda is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children.]
What You Need:
- photograph for framing
- piece of cardboard a little larger than your photo
- 4 ice cream sticks
- 15 puzzle pieces (will need more or less depending on puzzle piece size)
- white & light blue tempera paint
- small piece of sponge
- iridescent and/or clear craft gems in small, medium and large
- small fish stickers
- craft glue
- hot glue
What You Do:
Using craft glue, adhere the photograph to the piece of cardboard. Use craft glue to attach the ice cream sticks around the photograph as shown in figure 1 from our Puzzle Frame project. Trim cardboard so that it is just larger than the photograph. Set aside to dry.
Lay newspaper down on table and place puzzle pieces face up. Have the children paint the puzzle pieces white. You may need 2-3 coats for some depending on the darkness of the pattern on the puzzle pieces. Allow to dry. When dry, lightly sponge on light blue paint “here and there” all over the puzzle pieces.
After all pieces are glued in place, use hot glue to adhere craft gems around the frame. Alternate large, medium and small gems to look like floating bubbles. Decorate with two tiny fish stickers, if desired. Hang!