Christmas Photo Crafts for Kids

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Using photos for Christmas crafts adds a personal touch. Design great kids' photo crafts with the help of an experienced teacher in this free video.

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Hi, I'm Cherie Donohue, and today I'm going to show you some Christmas photo crafts that you can do for your kids. Okay, so, let's get started. I have two different projects here to share with you. The first one is using a photo frame that you can buy at any craft store. There's a whole bunch of different types of frames, rectangular, oval, circular. They come in just the raw wood form, and then you can do a lot of different things with these frames. My daughter made this one for me for Mother's Day, using hot glue gunning on a lot of different buttons all over it. And then, she typed on the computer a little phrase, and did a little thumb print heart at the bottom. But, you can use this for a photo. You could use sequins, you could use all types of different things. You could even use peppermint candies at Christmas time, look really cute around the frame. And then, the other project is using a jam jar lid. This is cute to use to cut out a photo of a child, and then there's a tag on this with the date, and you can put your child's name, there's a ribbon on the outside. So, the first thing you're going to do for this project is to get a jam jar lid, a canning jar lid, any size, it doesn't matter, but it does need to have the two pieces. And, what you're going to do is get a picture that you like, and then you're going to use the ring part of the lid to trace the picture with a pencil, and then cut that picture out. After you have cut the picture out, you're going to glue it onto the lid of the jam jar. Once that's glued on and dried, then you're going to hot glue gun on the two pieces together. When the two pieces are glued together, and the picture is now inside, you are going to use Elmer's Glue to put a bead of glue all the way around the outside of the rim. And then, you can use beads, something small and colorful, to decorate around the rim of the inside of the frame like I've done on this sample here. I used red and white beads in a pattern around the inside with the glue, let that dry, and then I added a ribbon detail on the outside. You can use any kind of ribbon you want - a thick ribbon, a smaller ribbon. I hot glue gunned it on at the top, and at the bottom. And then, I added a little, this is just a key chain tag that you can buy at a craft store, very inexpensive, and you can put the year, and your child's name on the back if you like. And then, it hangs by this key chain tag on your Christmas tree, or anywhere that you want to put it.

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