The colorful dry beans in the Beans Galore picture frame turn a photograph into a very special keepsake that can be put on the refrigerator or placed in your school locker.
What You'll Need:
- Bag of dried mixed-bean soup
- 2 magnet strips
- Craft knife
- White glue
How to make a Beans Galore picture frame: Step 1: Measure and cut a piece of cardboard two to three inches taller and wider than your photograph. Cut a hole in the middle where your photograph will show through. If you are old enough to use the craft knife yourself, be very careful. Craft knives are very sharp.
Step 2: Pour the dried beans into a big bowl. Separate the different types of beans you want to use into piles.
Step 3: Pick a type of bean to go on the sides and a type for the top and bottom inside rows. Squirt a line of glue on the cardboard and lay a row of these beans along the inside edges of the frame.
Step 4: Select another bean to go on next. Squirt another line of white glue next to your first row of beans, and place a second row on the frame. Keep adding lines of beans until your frame is filled.
Step 5: Let your bean frame dry for an hour or more. If any of the beans are loose, squirt more white glue around them.
Step 6: Glue magnet pieces to the top and bottom of the frame. Tape photograph into frame.
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