Rainbow Sprinkles Photo Frames

Something about rainbow sprinkles just makes me happy! And since schools are closed, momma is making her own Mother’s Day crafts with the kids this week!

We did this rainbow sprinkles photo frame craft two different ways. We used a pre-made wooden photo frame I bought from Dollar Tree a couple of years ago, and we made our own using jumbo wooden popscicle sticks. Both come together quickly and look so fun and COLORFUL when you’re done! Here is what you’ll need to recreate this craft at home.

Supplies needed:

  • 6 jumbo popscicle sticks or a pre-made wooden photo frame
  • Liquid school glue
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  • Craft tray (or deep pan)
  • Popscicle stick (to spread glue)
  • Magnetic tape (optional)
  • Hot glue gun (optional)

If you are making your own photo frame with jumbo popscicle sticks, I recommend using a hot glue gun to glue the sticks together. You can use liquid school glue, but it will take longer to dry, and it will delay the fun part, the SPRINKLES! Lay one popscicle stick down vertical, then glue two sticks to the top corner, perpendicular to the first stick. Your frame should look like a scrunched up letter “F.” Flip it over and glue one stick vertically to the opposite side of of the original stick. Your frame should now look like a table. Flip it over again so the two sticks are forward-facing and glue the remaining two sticks together to the bottom of the vertical sticks. Your frame should now look like a square.

If you want to make your photo frame magnetic, I suggest adding the magnets before the sprinkles so you don’t have to worry about sprinkles coming off. I cut four squares of magnetic tape and placed on all four corners of the back of the photo frame. If you don’t have magnetic tape, you can always upcycle an old refrigerator magnet advertisement or use magnetic buttons and hot glue them to the back.

Grab a craft tray or deep-dish pan and your rainbow sprinkles. Dump half an inch of sprinkles into your pan. Use liquid school glue to cover the outer surfaces of the photo frame, Spread flat using a wooden popscicle stick. You want the layer of glue to be thin so the sprinkles do not disintegrate in it, but thick enough for lots of sprinkles to stick to it. Once the coat is even, place face-down in the pan of sprinkles, press down and then pick up and place back-down in the pan. Sprinkle additional sprinkles onto the frame and add additional glue as needed. Once completely covered, tap the frame in the pan to remove any excess sprinkles. Lay flat to dry for about an hour. Once dry, tap again to remove partially detached sprinkles.

Insert your favorite photo of your family, your kids, your spouse, or furbaby and place on your refrigerator or other magnetic surface and enjoy!

Published by Love, Learn & Librarian

Librarian turned Homeschool Mombrarian. I enjoy sharing creative learning activities, picture books and crafts for little learners. I write and create original flannel board stories, songs and felt sets for toddlers and preschoolers.

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