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By Mary Ayres

Puerto Rico


Any number of crayons can be used for frames, making the crayons different colors.


Main supplies:

  • Forster® wood slats – four
  • Pacon® craft foam – orange, purple, red, blue and black
  • Pacon® black or satin cord
  • DecoArt® Americana acrylic paint – peach, purple, pink and blue
  • Fiskars® KidZors™ scissors – 2 different styles
  • Forster® hand drill
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Black permanent marker


1. Drill holes in the sides of the wood slats ¼” from the edges and 1 ½” from the top and bottom, drilling holes on both sides for middle crayons and one side only for end crayons.
2. Paint the end slats with peach and blue. Paint the middle slats with pink and purple.
3. Cut the top of the crayon shapes from orange, red, purple and blue craft foam, using scissors. Cut two ¼” x 12” strips from black craft foam, using one of the decorative edge scissors. Cut four 2 ¼” x 3 ¼” rectangles from black craft foam, using the other decorative edge scissors.
4. Glue the crayon tops to the top back of the same color pastel wood slat. Cut the black strips the same width as the wood slats and glue across the top and bottom. Glue the black rectangles to the wood slats, leaving room underneath for writing a name. Glue photos to the black rectangles.
5. Write a name under each photo. Wrap a small piece of tape around one end of each cord piece and twist to a point. Tie the crayons together, inserting pieces of cord through the holes, knotting the ends together in the back. Trim the cord ends past the knots.



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