Hanukkah Crafts for Kids: Holiday Picture Frame

If your family celebrates Hanukkah, I hope you're having a wonderful celebration this week. With most holidays, our crafting happens before the actual date. We don't always do a lot of that holiday-themed DIY stuff after the event has passed, do we? Well, making a keepsake to remember a favorite moment from the holidays is a great way to surprise a grandparent or family friend who helped celebrate with your own family.

Preserve a special moment from Hanukkah 2014 by having your child customize a simple wooden picture frame. This small frame, found in the wood craft aisle, doesn't have a piece of glass with it, making it budget friendly at the time of purchase – and when it's ready to be mailed to someone far from home. Using blues, whites and silvers, your child can additional decorations, such as a favorite Hanukkah stamp, to make this memento one of a kind.

Materials

  • 3.5-inch square wooden picture frame
  • Acrylic craft paints (whites, blues, silvers)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Washi tape
  • Stamps and stamp pads
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Thick cardstock
  • Additional decorating supplies

Instructions

1. Start out by painting each side of the frame white on one side and blue on the other. Paint the sides of the frame, too. Let the paint dry completely.
2. While the blue and white paints are drying, have your child stamp their designs. I love this set of Hanukkah stamps from Yellow Owl Workshop. (I picked up this set, containing a Star of David and a menorah, at Crate and Barrel.) Add a date to the stamped design if you like.
3. To get ready to add the silver paint, mask off the center sections of the picture frame to create a crisp paint line. Washi tape works well as it's easy to remove! Add the silver paint, remove the washi tape and let dry.
4. Once the silver paint has dried completely, add the stamped designs your child made to the front of the frame with a small amount of hot glue. With the designs in place on the frame you're ready to add a favorite picture or drawing from your children!

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