Photo Crafts and Activities

Photo Statues

The Photo Statue photo craft.
The Photo Statue photo craft.

Most statues are made out of wood or stone, but you don't need to go to the hardware store to make Photo Statues. For this photo craft, you just need a photograph and a few simple supplies from the art cupboard.

It's easy to turn your favorite photos into movable statues that you can set up on a dresser or bookshelf -- with Photo Statues, there's no frame required.

What You'll Need:

  • Large color photograph
  • Blunt scissors
  • Pencil
  • Foam core board
  • Craft knife
  • Craft glue

Step 1: Find an enlarged photograph of a friend, family member, or yourself.

Step 2: Carefully cut around the outside edges of the photo's subject.

Step 3: Place the cutout photo on the foam core board and trace around it. With an adult's help, use the craft knife to cut the shape from the foam core board. Leave a straight edge at the bottom.

Step 4: Glue the photo on the board. Trim the edges to even it out.

Step 5: Make a stand with two rectangles of foam core board. Cut a slit in the middle of each board half way through. Cut two slits in the bottom of the photo statue. Insert each rectangle in the slits.

Now your Photo Statues are ready to stand on their own. These statues make a nice addition to any flat surface where pictures are displayed.

And if you think some of these photo statues look pretty silly, you haven't seen anything yet. Go to the next page for a seriously silly photo activity.

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