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Crayola Create It Yourself

DIY Crafts & Art Projects for Kids and Adults

Spring Season

Paper Quill Picture Frame

Turn a cereal box into a DIY picture frame with paint and paper quill embellishments. It's an upcycled craft idea that makes a fun DIY cardboard picture frame!

Supplies

Blunt Tip Scissors
Washable No-Run School Glue, 4 oz.
Construction Paper
Paint Brushes
Acrylic Paint, 6 ct.
Empty Cereal Box
Craft Stick
Newspaper
Paper Straw

Instructions

  1. With scissors, cut out a picture frame shape on the cereal box to your desired size.
  2. Mix blue and white paint in the cup with a craft stick, then paint the plain side of the frame. Let dry 1-2 hours. Paint a second coat. Dry again 1-2 hours.
  3. While paint dries, cut different colors of construction paper into strips and cut 1 folded newspaper sheet into strips.
  4. Snip a small slit into the paper straw.
  5. Slide a construction paper strip into the slit, then wrap it around the straw and adhere the other end with glue. Repeat with a newspaper strip and as many construction paper strips as desired.
  6. Repeat Step 5 to make enough paper quills to cover all or part of the frame.
  7. Glue the paper quills to the painted frame, let dry, and display!

CIY Staff Tips

  • Experiment with other colors of paint to customize your picture frame!