We have done this type of frame before using all of my son’s broken pieces of toys and the odd bit of sparkle from the odd broken jewellery and coins. You can do it with anything really. It can be a shell frame done with shells found at the seaside, would make a great memorabilia of a holiday you have been on, A favourite toy frame using bits of broken toys that your child can not bring to throw away, Beads and sparkle frame again using old and unused bits of jewellery, beads and chains.
I am going to show you a frame we made from old bits of Lego, we have boxes of the stuff and if your child loves Lego like mine, they will love this craft activity.
You will need:
- 1 Picture Frame, make sure that the frame is wide in order to fit all of the bits onto it
- Masking Tape
- 1 Tube of ‘I Can’t believe it’s not nails’
- 1 gun to use with the above tube
- Broken, unused, old pieces of Lego (or any other items you are going to use)
Firstly gather together all of the pieces of toys that you want to appear onto the frame, this is good to do with your child, as they can choose what they want to get rid of. You won’t believe how happy they will be to pass over any of their toys especially if they are like my boy who removes things from the rubbish bin after i have thrown them away, he is such a hoarder.
Now place masking tape onto the glass or you can just remove the middle if you prefer, this is only to protect it from the glue.
Now place the pieces of Lego onto the frame wherever you want them. Start with the big items first and then try to squeeze the smaller ones into the gaps, try to make sure that all of the glue is covered with the items that you are putting on the frame. This is where doing a bits and bobs frame is good as you can place tiny minute things into the gaps like small beads or chain links.
As you can see from the above photo you could also make a mirror. All of the toys were found at the bottom of the toy box, The Ben 10 figure was a favourite of my sons but unfortunately his head had snapped off but he wouldn’t let me throw it away, so we stuck it on to the frame and guess what you can still press the button on his belly and it still makes all the sounds. This frame features, figures, cars, coins, chains, beads, lego, foam shapes and action men accessories.
Why don’t you give it a go and see what personalised frames you could make.
Thank you for reading my post 🙂