Monday, October 27, 2008

Make Something Monday

This week I am posting a tutorial on how to make a simple Halloween Foam Magnet Frame. I made these for my son's preschool class. Yes, I made 20 of them, but they are so easy that it did not take long at all.

You will need several large (11x17 I think) sheets of craft foam, a couple different colors, some tacky glue, scissors or a craft knife, Halloween foam stickers, adhesive backed magnet strips, and some 3D paint (aka puffy paint). I also used a white gel pen for drawing the lines to cut out on the dark colored foam.
The first step is to measure and cut out 5x7 rectangles of your foam. You will need one for the back and one for the front. I used black for the back and orange for the front of this one.
Second, you will need to cut a rectangle out of the center of the front piece of foam for the picture to show through. I made my rectangle hole 3x5.
Then you will add a bead of glue to the back piece of foam on three edges, leave the top edge unglued so it will be open in order to slide the photo in. Tacky glue will grab quickly, but still let you wiggle and reposition if needed.
Now it's time for the fun! Decorate with foam stickers and 3D paint. My son helped me at this step, he decided what stickers would be used and helped me place them on. He really liked being in charge of how they were decorated.
Once the glue and paint has dried, apply a couple pieces of magnetic strip to the back. That will allow your frame to be hung on the fridge so everyone can see your little goblins in their Halloween costumes.
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Felicia said...

What a fun project! Thanks for the idea!

Special K said...

cute project!

Rachel said...

Very cute!

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

I love this! I'm going to have to try it out. :-D

Artful Spirit said...

I love those foam stickers! They turned out really cute! I like the tree:) Thanks for the comment on my shirt! I purchased the pattern at Hancock fabrics. They have a huge selection of patterns, not a great choice of fabrics unfortunately. You can use any T-shirt pattern though if you can't find that exact one. Kwik Sew is easy for beginners and has nice pictures with their instructions which makes it easy for me to follow!

Jess said...

very cute project!

Lucky Girl said...

That looks like fun! I have a hard time coming up with crafty ideas like this--and I envy those like you who seem to effortlessly come up with cute things!

Minxy Mimi said...

You always make the cutest things!