Picture Perfect

by Clubhouse Jr. Staff


jumbo craft sticks
white paint
paint brush
photo of yourself
4-inch piece of ribbon
15-inch piece of twine
permanent marker


1. Ask an adult to help you trim tops of five craft sticks. Slowly cut craft sticks from outside as shown.
2. Lay two craft sticks 4 inches apart. Bridge the two with five craft sticks; glue in place.
3. Glue two more craft sticks on top of the five sticks, aligned with the first two, to complete the frame shape.
4. Using white paint and brush, paint your sticks. Let dry.
5. Tie twine onto the sides of the top craft stick.
6. Trim photo to fit between top and bottom craft sticks.
7. Slip edges of photo behind the craft sticks at each end.
8. Glue flowers onto bottom left-hand corner.
9. Tie ribbon into a bow and glue over the bottom of flowers.
10. Tie twine to the top craft stick to create a hanger.
11. Using a marker, write, "I love you!"

This article first appeared in the May 2007 issue of Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. magazine. Copyright © 2007 by Focus on the Family. Used by permission. Photo © Ron Nickel.