Hands On Crafts for Kids
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by Lynda Musante


You will need:

  • 1 3/4" x 3 1/2" Double, paper board photo frame
  • Plastic backed foil sheets - orange & bright green
  • Plastic backed holographic sheet - purple radial
  • Three 1/2" Styrofoam balls
  • 28" Length 24 gauge orange wire
  • Acrylic paint - yellow, red & black
  • 1/4" Circle paper punch
  • 1/4" Wide double sided tape
  • Stylus
  • Scissors
  • Craft snips
  • Plastic serrated knife
  • Paint brushes
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Tracing paper



1. Cut a piece of bright green plastic backed foil 7 1/2" x 8 1/2" then place on table with green side down. Center opened frame on top of foil. Fold foil up onto frame and use double sided tape to secure foil to frame along both sides. Diagonally fold corners ( like wrapping a package ) and similarly tape top and bottom edges of foil to frame.

2. Using scissors, cut an "x" in the center of both frame openings. Fold foil back and tape onto frame along openings.

3. Cut a 3" x 5 1/2" piece of bright green foil to line the inside half of the frame that doesn't have the picture openings. Tape lining in place. Fold frame in half.

4. Trace a flower pattern onto card stock then cut out. Tracing around pattern with a stylus, draw five flowers on orange plastic backed foil. Cut out flowers and set aside.

5. Cut Styrofoam balls in half using a plastic knife. Paint five of the foam halves with yellow acrylic paint ( flower centers ) and one red ( for ladybug ). Let dry. Paint a black strip down the center of the ladybugs back. Paint the head black then add black spots with the brush handle. Set aside to dry.

6. Punch ten circles from the purple holographic sheet with the 1/4" hand punch.

7 Cut seven, 4" lengths of orange wire with craft snips. Curl each piece of wire around a pencil or marker.

8. Place a small piece of double sided tape on the back of each flower. Stick one end of wire pieces onto the tape. Note: Some flowers can have two wires taped to the back. Place another small piece of tape over the wire, then press in place around frame. Tape a yellow Styrofoam center on each flower. Shape the flowers up around the center.

9. Attach the ladybug to the frame with double sided tape.

10. Peel backing off the purple circles and randomly stick onto frame.


Reynolds® Bright Ideas™ Crafting Surface Blanks, Ultra™ Foil, Holographic Sheets; Double sided tape, Stylus; Dow Styrofoam® Brand Plastic Foam; Delta Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint; Fiskars® Scissors, Hand Punch, Softouch Craft Snips








Place frame on top of wrong
side of foil. Fold corners in
diagonally, then fold sides
inwards. Tape to secure.



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