Froggie Photo Frame
Display your favorite summer vacation photo in bright green froggie frame made from paint and a foam sheet.
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Annabelle Keller, SCD, CPD
STYROFOAM Brand Foam
- Sheet, 1/2" x 12" x 36"
- Ball, 1"
- Acrylic craft paint: lime green, dark green
- Varnish, matte finish
- Toothpick, one
- Frog eyes, 16mm, two
- Cardstock, 3" x 5" green
- 1. Trace patterns on foam sheet. Wax knife blade with old candle and cut out foam pieces. Sand rough edges with a scrap piece of foam. Cut foam ball in half.
- 2. Referring to photo for placement, glue legs to back of frog. Break toothpick in half. Glue half balls to top of frog for eyes, inserting 1/2 toothpick into edge of ball and then into edge of frog; cut side of ball faces forward.
- 3. Paint body lime green; let dry and apply second coat. Paint on dark green spots.
- 4. Using wire cutters, cut shanks from frog eyes. Center and gluein place on half balls.
- 5. Select photograph with live area 2-1/2" wide x 2" deep (if you would like to preserve the original photo, make a color photocopy). Using mouth pattern, cut out photo, adding 1/8" to all sides. Glue photo to cardstock; cut out cardstock, adding 1/8" to all sides. Center photo in mouth area and glue to back of frog.
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