Jude is back from vacation and ready to share another awesome craft with you. If you don’t know what Kids Korner by Jude is then you can read about it here. Once you’re all caught up come back to make this DIY kids artwork frame fridge magnet.
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Note From Mom:
The humidity here is atrocious this week. Even sitting outside the fireworks on Wednesday long after the sun had set, you still became instantly sticky. Yuck!
That meant that we haven’t spent much time outside this week. When we’re stuck inside and mommy has to get work done, that means lots of crafts.
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Now I have a stack of new drawings and designs that the kids cannot bear to part with. (Sigh…) When Jude came up with this idea, I piggy-backed a little to help tame the artwork chaos.
Each kid gets one frame for the fridge and can choose one piece of artwork to go in it. Outside of that, no more paper clutter on the fridge. Yay!
If your fridge has become a messy gallery of artwork, make this DIY kids artwork frame fridge magnet. Then totally steal my new clutter-free refrigerator idea.
- Blank Wooden Frame
- Patterned Paper
- Tacky Glue
- Sponge Brush
- Adhesive Magnet
- Chipboard Letters
- Before you start this project, mix a small amount of tacky glue and water in a small plastic container. Use roughly a 3:1 ratio of glue and water. You want the glue to be looser without it turning into a watery mess.
First pick out the paper that you like [and want to use on your frame].
Then remove the insert from your wooden frame.
Next, rip the paper that you picked [in step 1] into small pieces.
Then glue the ripped pieces of paper to the frame.
- First, put down a base of your glue mixture with the foam brush on the corner of your frame. Then top the corner with pieces of paper and brush more of the glue mixture on top.
Continue gluing pieces of paper to the frame until it is completely covered.
Let your glue dry.
After your frame has dried, trim the extra paper around the edges of the frame.
- You may need to help with this part, especially with younger children.
Put an A, R, and T chipboard letter [using non-diluted tacky glue] on the side of your frame starting at the bottom.
Next, glue an M and a Y chipboard letter above it [the top right corner].
- Jude chose to use 2 different chipboard letter styles from my scrapbook stash. You can use all one style if your child wants.
Let all of the glue dry.
Lastly, cut strips of adhesive magnets to fit your frame and attach them to the back of the frame.
I’m doing this to hold my artwork with a beautiful frame. I hope you like it and enjoy.
This DIY kids artwork frame fridge magnet help you cut down on the paper clutter on your refrigerator without the fight. Kids are more than happy to display their favorite pieces in a personalized frame! They won’t even mind changing them out as new creations are made.
I honestly wish I had thought of this idea sooner because it’s brilliant. The kids never want to lose any of their artwork and the collection had gotten ridiculous. Now they think about which ones are important enough to display and which one can get filed or recycled.
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.