Paper plate art frame...

May 27, 2014

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I fell in love with this craft because it truly turned into a multifaceted time waster.  What started as a simple "let's paint" project, turned into an hour long processes of "let's make a frame for my art".  I love when Scarlett uses her imagination and creativity without any prompting from me.  This entire project was Scarlett's idea from start to finish.  I was a pretty proud crafty mama hen. 

What you need:
Paper plate
Paper (construction or otherwise)
Paint, crayons, etc.
String/ribbon (optional)

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Have your little draw/paint/glue/create a work of art on a blank piece paper.

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While they are creating their masterpiece, cut out the middle of a paper plate.  Once they are done with their first creation, pass them the outer rim of the paper plate (this will be our frame) and let decorate their frame. 

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When they are finished with the frame, use it as a template to cut your child's piece of art into a circle that we will glue onto the final frame.

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Using glue, place a couple of dots along the back side of the frame, center your art facing out and enjoy!

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Let it dry, punch a hole at the top, add a piece of ribbon or string and hang for the household to enjoy.

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And, if this craft didn't waste enough of your can make a mask out of the center, wrap a blanket around your shoulders and instant superhero.

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Really, what I am trying to say, is have fun, experiment with imagination and household items.  We love to find ways to use what we have and make them into something new. Enjoy!

I have also posted this craft on a new blog Hello Haven.  This project will now host my future exploration in craft and food fun.  I have joined two great friends and fellow moms in this endeavor and we hope to use this new site as a way to inspire those around us to see the beauty in every day.  Hope you will join us over there too!