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Friday, September 25, 2009

How to make an easy picture frame, tick-tac-toe board ... and more

Friday's Grand Connection Fun
by Mary May Larmoyeux

Popsicle crafts can provide hours of fun. Our grands have made the cutest, one-of-a-kind Popsicle-stick frames. They're so easy to create.

First, ask the grandkids to color plain Popsicle sticks with watercolors or magic markers. When they dry, they can be decorated with stickers, printed words, or designs. Glue the prepared Popsicle sticks into the shape of a square. Attach a piece of artwork or picture to the back of the frame.

I googled “Popsicle crafts” and discovered countless craft possibilities. One clever idea is a “tick-tac-toe” board. It’s so simple to make!

Place and glue four Popsicle sticks onto a piece of heavy construction paper—so that they make the shape of a tic-tac-toe board. Then cut out three identical objects for the “x’s” and “o’s” (these could be slipped into a zip-lock bag for storage). That’s all there is to it—presto… you have a travel game.

Have a great weekend!

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1 comment:

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Do you know ice drops or ice cream on a popsicle sticks?! It's a very popular dessert here in the Philippines.

I already know that a popsicle stick can be use as a picture frame because we already made that when I was in elementary. But the thing that made me glad is I know now how to make all of those popsicle sticks useful. I know now what I can do with them. I have now a sure way to lessen the litters here in the Philippines. It brings back the moment when I am doing it.

Thanks a lot for your nice post, it was a great help really.

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