Sponsored by: M&T Bank
By: Amelia Schrader
Senior Manger of Learning and Education
8 craft sticks (per frame)
Glue (I recommend hot glue with grown up help but liquid glue will also work)
Markers or paintStickers (optional)
String, pipe cleaner or magnets (optional)
5 minutes +
Today we are making popsicle stick picture frames! These can be created to send to any loved one you are really missing right now! You can use a real photo for these frames or draw a picture to put inside. For our samples, we did both! This lesson is also a great opportunity to address some basic geometry concepts!
Step 1: Line up two of the craft sticks parallel to each other and place a glue dab at the top.
Step 2: Next, place one stick at the top perpendicular to the two parallel stick in the glue dab. Place another stick directly underneath this one.
Step 3: Repeat this process on each corner of the frame until you have a square with each side having two parallel sticks.
Step 4: Decorate your frame with paint, markers or stickers! Whatever you have available!
Step 5: Glue in your photo or special drawing to the back of the frame! If you want you can also attach a string to hang the frame or a magnet for the fridge. This simple art project is a great way to engage your child’s creativity and discuss some basic math concepts!
For little ones the project provides so many learning opportunities including: counting, shape recognition, vocabulary building, fine motor skills and building imagination!
Parallel: side by side with continual equal space apart, two lines or objects that will never intersect.
Perpendicular: At an angle of 90 degrees (right angle)