You Will Need ...
  1. Duct Tape

  2. Scissors

  3. Sharpie or any pen

  4. Ruler

  5. Construction Paper in a color of your choice or cardboard

  6. Presentation Folder or folder with a clear plastic cover

  7. Business card magnets

  8. Any additional embellishments

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Step 1: 

Begin with a sheet of clear plastic to serve as your window. In this project I am using the clear plastic cover from a presentation folder. Lay your photo on top of your plastic and mark off a frame about 1/8th of an inch all the way around. Use your ruler to connect the marks.  Cut out your plastic.

Step 2: 

You can use construction paper or cardboard to create the backer of the frame. Place the plastic on the cardboard, trace around it and cut it out.

Step 3: 

Measure out some duct tape the length of your backer and cut or tear strips into halves. Overlap your duct tape on your work surface, with half of it on the frame and half on your work surface.  Remember to leave one side open so you can slide your pictures in/out.


Step 4: 

Flip the frame over and fold over the other half of the tape onto the back of your plastic. Trim any excess. This is the only side for which you are going to do this. All the remaining sides will get attached to your paper backing.

Step 5: 

Do the same with the other three sides, except this time you will attach the clear front cover to the paper backing.

Step 6: 

Finish the two short sides in the same way.

Step 7: 

This has now sealed the two sides together, leaving you with a little pouch.

Step 8: 

Remove the paper from your sticky backed magnet and place on the back of the frame. Bam! You have yourself a finished magnetic photo frame.

Step 9: 

Now comes the fun! Take those extra paper scraps, or any stickers/embellishments you have and go to town personalizing these little frames.


Step 10: 

All done! Frames can be made in any size using these basic techniques and it's up to you just how stylish and personal they get

Craft Length: 
5 - 15 minutes
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Duct Tape: 
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Prep Time: 
5 minutes or less
1 adult per 10 children