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Nature Craft Activities for Kids

Stick Picture Frames for Kids

Stick picture frames for kids are easy to make -- so try your hand at building a few frames to use as gifts, or for yourself. Though any photo looks lovely in a stick picture frame, these are particularly good for photos from camping trips.

Stick Picture Frame
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Make a stick picture frame for a favorite picture.

What You'll Need:

  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Raffia or twine
  • Craft paper, parchment, or burlap
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Photograph
  • Picture hanger or soda-can pop top

Step 1: Tie four cinnamon sticks together at the corners with raffia or twine.

Step 2: To make the background, cut out craft paper, parchment, or burlap to fit the size of the frame.

Step 3: Glue the edges of the backing to the back of the cinnamon sticks.

Step 4: Carefully cut your photograph to fit inside the frame; you can make it smaller than the inside of the frame.

Step 5: Center and glue the picture inside the frame.

Step 6: Glue a picture hanger or metal soda-can pop top to the back of the frame for hanging.

Another way to use natural substances to make things is to make your own natural dyes. Learn how on the next page.

For more ideas on nature-related crafts and activities to do with kids, see: