Nature Magnet Frames

Craft these lovely nature-themed magnetic photo frames out of Styrofoam board and craft foam.

Safety Tips

  • Young kids (3 to 8 years) should use child-safe scissors.
  • Keep the hot glue gun out of children's reach.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.
Nature Magnet Frames craft

Materials

  • Small magnets
  • Styrofoam board or box board
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Craft foam
  • White glue
  • Glue gun
  • Decorative materials (beads, sequins, buttons,
    glitter glue, wiggle eyes, etc.)
  • Self-hardening clay (optional)
  • Your favorite photo

Steps

Step 1 Nature Magnet Frames 1. Draw the nature object you want to make for your frame on Styrofoam board or box board.
Step 2 Nature Magnet Frames Ask for an adult's help2. Cut out the image.
Step 3 Nature Magnet Frames Ask for an adult's help3. Etch out a shallow depression the size of your magnet at the back of the frame.
Step 4 Nature Magnet Frames Ask for an adult's help4. Use hot glue gun to attach the magnet onto the depression.
Step 5 Nature Magnet Frames 5. Trace the frame onto craft foam and cut it out. Make a hole at the center for the photo.
Step 6 Nature Magnet Frames 6. Cut the details on other colors of craft foam. This apple frame needs a green stem and leaf.
Step 7 Nature Magnet Frames 7. Glue your photo at the center of the frame.
Step 8 Nature Magnet Frames 8. Glue the craft foam cut-outs on top of the photo.
Step 9 Nature Magnet Frames 9. Decorate your magnet frame with decorative materials such as beads, sequins, buttons, glitter glue, pompoms, ribbons, rhinestones or stickers.
Step 10 Nature Magnet Frames 10. Once the glue dries, your magnet photo frame is done. Stick it on the fridge or on any metal surface.

More Ideas

Flower Magnetic Photo Frame Try covering the frame with self-drying clay to create a nice textured surface for your photo frame. Clay is a very versatile medium and will allow you to make unique details on your frame.

To ensure that the clay does not come off as it dries, the clay should wrap around the edges of the frame.
Ladybug Magnetic Photo Frame Make animal and critter frames like this ladybug magnet frame. You can use wiggle eyes or pompoms to add more character to your frame.
Nature Magnet Frames Use your photo frame to hold notes, lists and of course, your wonderful art works.

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