Cute ways to incorporate photos into your arts & crafts projects.
Children love to be creative. Whether it’s finger painting on a Saturday morning or a new macaroni portrait of the dog, arts and craft projects are a fantastic way to not only get them to have some fun by exerting those creative juices but it’s also great for keeping them busy for a while.
If you’re always taking photos and are looking for new ways to display them, incorporating your latest shots into your child’s next arts and craft project is the perfect way to do just that.
Below are some fun ideas.
- Frame your memories. There are so many fun frames that you can make with your children that can be used to display your favorite photoss. If you’re heading to the seaside for your next holiday, make a point of bringing back a few shells that can be used to create a cute frame.
- Create a puzzle. Choose one of your favorite photos, enlarge it and print it. Stick the photo on some sturdy cardboard and coat it with an acrylic spray to protect it. Cut out some puzzle shapes and let your child put the photo back together again. OR, check out this method for making a Lego puzzle: https://www.icanteachmychild.com/lego-picture-puzzles/
- Craft a fridge magnet. Get your child to draw something from their imagination but leave a space for a photo in the picture. Laminate the drawing and attach magnetic sheets or tape to the back for an instant photo frame for your fridge.
- Make a mobile. A mobile is a unique way to display your family tree. Checkout sites such as Pinterest for inspiration. There are tons of creative templates to use.
- Make a coaster. See those photos year round with a cool tile coaster, or put it on an easel for display. Maybe even put your child’s hand print on the back!
- Make an ornament! Use the photo transfer method mentioned below to transfer the image onto a ceramic ornament.
- Make a necklace of photo pendants. https://www.handimania.com/diy/photo-pendant.html
Doing a photo transfer is a great way to do many projects: http://www.architectureofamom.com/2014/11/photo-transfer-ceramic-ornament.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+ArchitectureOfAMom+(Architecture+of+a+Mom)&crlt.pid=camp.EpAnoqboi8df
Using family photos in your next arts and crafts session is the perfect way to bond with your child and share some beautiful memories. Have fun!
Christy Whitehead is a professional photographer in Jacksonville, Florida. She specializes in newborn, families and headshots. Don’t feel like making your own art wall? Christy has lots of cool portrait options from prints mounted to wood or even printed on metal.
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