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Reuse Popsicle Sticks to Create 3D Picture Frames in Minutes

How to Reuse Popsicle Sticks to Create 3D Picture Frames in Minutes

Be sure to keep those popsicle sticks after the kids finish their favorite warm weather treats. You can reuse popsicle sticks to create cool geometric picture frames that feature your children’s amazing artwork. These frames are basically free to make!

Here’s what you’ll need…

Supplies for DIY Popsicle Stick Picture Frames

Supplies:

  • popsicle sticks
  • craft glue
  • scissors
  • children’s artwork
  • scanner and printer

Instructions:

Resize children's artwork

Step 1: Start by scanning an original piece of art from your child. Then, scale the size down by at least 50%, depending on the original size of the artwork. You’ll need to scale the art down to a size small enough to fit inside a popsicle stick frame.

Step 2: Print the scaled down artwork out.

Add glue to popsicle sticks to create frame

Step 3: Now that the artwork has been sized down, place the popsicle sticks over the art to come up with a geometric shape that will work (in this case, a triangle).

Add glue to popsicle sticks to create frame

Step 4: Next, add a dab of glue to each end of each popsicle stick and secure into triangle shape. Continue this process until you’ve reached the desired number of layers. I did three layers of popsicle sticks all the way around, and that seemed to achieve a good height without being too tall.

Cut artwork to fit frame

Step 5: Next, cut the artwork to fit the triangle frame.

Add glue to artwork

Step 6: Add a dab of glue to each corner of the artwork.

How to Reuse Popsicle Sticks to Create 3D Picture Frames in Minutes

Step 7: Attach artwork to the back of the popsicle stick frame and let it dry. Then, it’s ready to use.

How to Reuse Popsicle Sticks to Create 3D Picture Frames in Minutes

How to Reuse Popsicle Sticks to Create 3D Picture Frames in Minutes

Take it further: Add magnets to the back of each frame to create a magnetic fridge frame.

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