Photo Frame using Craft Foam

Craft Foam Projects are something that are absolutely safe for kids :). Well, I too love them because these are light weight, easy to handle, flexible and colorful. These are inspirational projects that are good to do with kids in your homes or in play schools. Craft Foam takes minute to shape and results in attractive and cute piece always. A pack of colorful foams and child-safe scissors can offer your child hours of imaginative activity fun. You can get different types of craft foams in the market like glitter foam, plain foams, thick round foams (ball shape), designer foams, etc. However for this project you can use any type of craft foam you get. In this project we will be making a photo frame decorated only with the colorful craft foams using simple and basic steps and shapes. Let’s get started by collecting the material you’ll need.

MATERIAL REQUIRED:

¤ Craft Foam

¤ Mount Board

¤ O.H.P. Sheet

¤ Craft Knife

¤ White adhesive (Fevicol)

¤ Double Sided Tape

¤ Scale

¤ Pencil

FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

Step 1: Take a mount board and cut it in square shape measuring 18 cm from all sides. Children are advised to take help of an adult to cut the mount board.

photo frame using craft foam (step 1)

Step 2: Cut an O.H.P. Sheet in the same size as of mount board. O.H.P. Sheet is a best substitute of glass. It is light weight and unbreakable, and I love it. 😉

photo frame using craft foam (step 2)

Step 3: Keep the trimmed O.H.P. Sheet aside. Now, make a circle on the mount board with a pencil according to the photo size. photo frame using craft foam (step 3) Step 4: Paste double sided tape on any three sides of the frame as you can see in the picture shown below. One side is left without applying double sided tape, just to make a space for inserting a picture in the photo frame.

photo frame using craft foam (step 4)

Step 5: Now slightly place the trimmed O.H.P. Sheet on the mount board.

photo frame using craft foam (step 5) Step 6: Here comes the interesting part! Cut a variety of shapes of different colors like hearts, stars, flowers, circles, spooky shapes, triangles etc.

photo frame using craft foam (step 6)

Step 7: Arrange and paste them according to your interest. Keep in mind to paste the shapes outside the circle line. Give a look at the image below to have an idea.

photo frame using craft foam (step 7)

Step 8: Now the question is, how to place it? Well, there are 2 ways to place your photo frame. One is to hang it on a wall or a door, and second one is to place it on a table with a help of a back stand. I’ll illustrate you the both ways. So if you want to hang it paste a thread on the top of the frame. See the picture below.

photo frame using craft foam (step 8)

  Step 9: In case you want to place it with a help of a back stand, follow below grounded steps. 

  • Cut a rectangular shape from a cardboard.

photo frame using craft foam (step 9)

  • Slightly fold and divide it in three parts.

photo frame using craft foam (step 9b)

  • Harden it by covering it with completely with a paper tape.

photo frame using craft foam (step 9c)

  • Paste it at the back side of the photo frame and you’re done.

photo frame using craft foam (step 9d)

Here’s the final look photo frame. 🙂

photo frame using craft foam (final look)

Safety Tip:

Ξ When you are offering your kids a pair of scissor to cut and play with craft foam, give them ‘children-safe scissors’ that is less pointed and edgy is preferable.  

6 Comments

  1. by Aarti on October 20, 2014  8:21 am Reply

    Hey, your all posts are really awesome. Thanks for such a great material. Keep it up. from now, I will check your posts on regular basis.

    • by Ojal Sharma on November 9, 2014  11:15 am Reply

      Oh Aarti! Thank you so much for the appreciation. :)

  2. by Shweta Gupta on April 16, 2015  3:14 am Reply

    very nice and awesome posts. loved it. :-))

    • by Ojal Sharma on April 16, 2015  2:13 pm Reply

      Thank you so much Shweta. :)

  3. by sugunavathi mahendra on June 23, 2015  11:12 pm Reply

    Namaste Madam/ Sir ...

    I'd seen this photo frame and what is the material of variety of shapes of different colors like hearts, stars, flowers, circles, spooky shapes, triangles etc. please say and where it can get this material ...... its very nice and awsome creation ... thanks for like this creation to showing us .......... love this photo frame .... when i saw this photo frame i shocked like a wow .......


    thank you very much

    • by Ojal Sharma on November 9, 2015  2:55 pm Reply

      Hello sugnavathi. Thank you for appreciating our art work.. well, the material used is known as craft foam.

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