Do you have fun bubble bath snapshots of your child? You know the ones; a pile of bubbles sitting on top of their head, or maybe a bubble beard? All the while that cute, smiling face peers out from among the suds! Frame those adorable memories in this fun bubble themed frame that’s super easy to make. It’s also a wonderful gift for relatives.
Photograph for framing
Piece of cardboard a little larger than your photo
4 craft sticks
15 large puzzle pieces (will need more or less depending on puzzle piece size)
White & light blue acrylic craft paint
Small piece of sponge
Iridescent and/or clear flat marbles in small, medium and large
Small fish stickers
White craft glue
Hot glue gun
Use a paintbrush or sponge to smear an even layer of craft glue to the back of the photograph. Attach the photograph to the piece of cardboard. Use craft glue to attach the craft sticks around the photograph as shown in the below image. Trim cardboard so that it is just larger than the photograph. Set aside to dry.
Lay newspaper down on table and place puzzle pieces face up. Have the children paint the puzzle pieces white. You may need 2-3 coats for some depending on the darkness of the pattern on the puzzle pieces. Allow to dry. When dry, lightly sponge on light blue paint “here and there” all over the puzzle pieces.
Using hot glue, adhere the puzzle pieces to the ice cream sticks. Work your way around the frame, be sure that pieces overlap and do not leave any gaps between pieces.
After all pieces are glued in place, use hot glue to add flat marbles around the frame. Alternate large, medium and small marbles to look like floating bubbles. Decorate with two tiny fish stickers, if desired.
For a simple hanger, hot glue a piece of sturdy string or yarn across the back of the cardboard.
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