|Side view of the project|
Brief Description: This construction paper frame stands on its own and is an affordable way for children to display photos of their family around their room. Mrs. Lewis, a paper craft enthusiast, made a template for my teen daughter to use in the cutting of the window.
- three sheets of solid colored paper
- an oval window template, included below (6 1/2 inches by 4 inches)
- a favorite photograph (4 inches by 6 inches)
- white craft glue
- Use the template provided below to trace and cut out the front paper "mat" of your frame
- Then color the mat using simple shapes and bold colors.
- Cut a second mat just 1/8 to 1/4 inch larger than the first.
- Glue only the corners of your photograph onto this mat. Use minimal amounts of glue
- Then center the decorated mat on top of the second to frame your photograph as you like and glue down the edges only.
- Fold the remaining sheet of paper 15 inches by 7 inches into three equal parts.
- The end fold will have an additional fold of one inch so that this edge may be folded up and behind the frame and glued into place.
Additional Suggestions: I would advise using acid free papers and glues for this project in order to avoid damage to valuable photographs.
|My daughter's finished version of the project.|
|This template may be downloaded and sized in a|
word document to fit the above measurements.