Saturday, September 17, 2011

cut a construction paper frame

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.

Supply List:
  • three sheets of solid colored paper
  • markers
  • an oval window template, included below (6 1/2 inches by 4 inches)
  • a favorite photograph (4 inches by 6 inches)
  • white craft glue
  • scissors
Directions:
  1. Use the template provided below to trace and cut out the front paper "mat" of your frame
  2. Then color the mat using simple shapes and bold colors.
  3. Cut a second mat just 1/8 to 1/4 inch larger than the first.
  4. Glue only the corners of your photograph onto this mat. Use minimal amounts of glue
  5. Then center the decorated mat on top of the second to frame your photograph as you like and glue down the edges only.
  6. Fold the remaining sheet of paper 15 inches by 7 inches into three equal parts.
  7. 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.
Read the Terms of Use before using it folks.
photographs and written craft pages copyrighted by Grimm 2011 

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