This Mother’s Day picture frame craft project is a beautiful and fun project. I think this Mother’s Day MOM frame project is perfect to hold the annual school pictures, you will be placing them in the “O” in the MOM frame.
This Mother’s Day craft project is a fun and easy way for kids and adults alike to spend time crafting.
I like to use a folding picture frame stand to hold this Mother’s Day picture frame. It adds importance and a special touch. You can find these for $1.99 at almost any craft store.
To Make a Mother’s Day MOM Clay Frame You Will Need:
Air Drying Clay
Paint (Water Color or Acrylic)
Pictures Clear Acetate or Laminating Paper
Folding Picture Frame Stand
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The first step of this Mother’s Day craft project is to have the kids draw out the “MOM” shape on some blank paper. You can make this “MOM” as large or as small as you would like.
Tip: You need to make these bubble letters that touch! You can trace stencils or even do it free hand!
Cut this paper “MOM” out.
Lay the paper Mother’s Day “MOM” flat on a piece of poster board or cardboard. Trace your “MOM” on cardboard. Cut it out with some scissors or an exacto knife. This will be your pattern to trace into the clay.
Roll your air drying clay or polymer clay out on a flat surface. If you are using air drying clay roll it to about ¼” thick. If you are using polymer clay you can go a little bit thinner.
Lay your cardboard Mother’s Day “MOM” out on the clay. Trace the “MOM” letters on the clay with the wooden skewer. Again, be sure the letters connect on the sides to make one frame.
Now, Cut the clay Mother’s Day frame out with a sharp knife. You want nice clean edges, so a sharp knife works best.
Now you are ready to cut out the picture frame opening. This is the middle of the “O”.
You can use the knife again to cut out a rectangle, circle or square in the middle of the O. I like to use an empty aspirin bottle or old biscuit cutter to cut a circle out of the center. You could even set the circle off center. Remove the excess clay from the middle of your Mother’s Day frame.
Now you can add any three dimensional embellishments you would like to your Mother’s Day frame.
Lay the “MOM” frame out flat to dry.
Once the clay frame as completely dried you should prime it with a good quality primer. Once that has dried you are ready to paint.
I like to add lots of coats in vibrant colors. Get some deep rich color. Once this has dried dilute some pink watercolor paint with water
When you paint had dried seal the Mother’s Day frame with a clear acrylic spray paint or wood wax product.
Cut out a piece of cardboard in the same shape as your “MOM” shape. Glue you photo to the cardboard with a glue stick. Glue the cardboard to the back of the frame with some hot glue.
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