Cultural Craft for Kids: Father’s Day picture frame

June 3, 2013

Father’s Day is a day for everyone to show their love and appreciation for their fathers. To celebrate dads, enjoy this cultural craft for au pairs to help their host children with, while also teaching them how to say, “I love you, Dad” in many languages. This decoupage frame for dad is an easy craft for kids to have fun with while adding their personal touch!

Father’s Day decoupage frame materials:

  • Wooden frame (can be bought at your local craft store)
  • Cultural Care printable “I love you, Dad” text in different languages
  • Scissors (make certain young children are well supervised)
  • Decoupage paste (or, make your own simply by mixing: 3 parts Elmer’s glue with 1 part water)
  • Foam Paintbrush
  • Extra materials: popsicle stick; any other images that the kids want to attach to the frame, crayons, markers or watercolor paint to color in words, if desired.

Cut out the printable text, then place them on the frame in a design that you want. Then remove the images and set aside, while maintaining your design. Use your paintbrush to start covering the frame with the decoupage paste, and begin placing the text back in the order that you’d like while carefully smoothing out any wrinkles. Tip: use a popsicle stick as a tool to help smooth out any wrinkles.

When all of your printable text is attached to the frame, use your paintbrush to cover the entire frame with a layer of decoupage paste. Let the paste dry, and then apply another coat. Continue this process until all edges are firmly stuck to the frame until the frame feels and looks smooth.

Once your Father’s Day frame is dry, add a photo of dad with the kids.  This personalized frame made just for dad will show him how much he is loved – around the world and back!

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