More Father's Day Fun! A Popsicle Stick Frame!

So, I needed to make something else to go along with my Father's Day Magazines. I decided that a picture frame would be great. I saw some really cute designs on pinterest, and I didn't quite know how to recreate them, so I played with the idea during my prep. This is what I came up with!

I love how they turned out!

Popsicle Sticks
Scrapbook Paper (I used manly designs for Father's Day)
White Liquid Glue
Hot Glue Gun

Step 1: You will need 8+ popsicle sticks for each frame.

Step 2: Choose a paper design - I used regular 12"x12" scrapbook paper for this since I have a large supply. I cut them in strips about 1" wide.

Step 3: Allow students to choose their paper styles.

Step 4: Have students cut the paper strips in ½.

Step 5: Use your paint brush to paint the white glue onto the popsicle sticks. Glue them down to the white side of the paper.

 Step 6: Cut a U shape on the paper around the ends of the popsicle sticks.

Step 7: Paint more glue onto this side of the popsicle stick. It's ok if you get it on the paper. 

Step 8: Fold the edges of the paper over.

Step 9: Repeat step 8 with all the popsicle sticks.

Step 10: Line up your popsicle sticks into this pattern and hot glue together. You could do this with white glue if you have extra time. I was running short on time, so I did this with the hot glue gun. 

Step 11: lay the other side on top to mimic the exact placement of the first set. Do not glue this side to the first one - Just use it for a template of the layout.  Hot glue these sticks together so that you have 2 exact same patterns. 

Step 12: Use your hot glue gun to make a strip of glue at the top of the frame **Make sure that the popsicle stick is glued onto the back of the frame like the one with the pink arrow below. 

Step 13: Hold the 2 frames together.

Voila! Add your picture and you have your custom frame :)

I hope you like this tutorial and that you can use it for many projects to come! 


Father's Day Fun Magazine

Father's Day is such a hard thing to plan for in my school. There are so many children that make gifts for an alternate person for various reasons which makes it a tough day to plan for.

I really love the idea of students writing to the people that they want to acknowledge. When I was coming up with my Mother's Day activity, I decided that a Magazine would be awesome. Not being able to find one, I created one. So, when Father's Day rolled around it was an easy choice to create one for the Dads out there too.

This is what they look like:

Remember how I said there are so many children without Dads? Well, I also created Magazine covers to cater to those students. I didn't want anyone to feel left out. 

Each Father's Day magazine includes a set for Dad, Uncle and Grandpa. Each set also includes 24 different covers and a planning sheet so that you know how many of each to print off. That made it much easier to differentiate for each student's needs and family dynamics.

Each package also has a planning sheet! I know how hard it may be to plan for all students' needs.

Each magazine also has many pages to fill it! Word searches, magazine articles, acrostic poems, dad jokes and MORE! 

Click on the picture below to be taken to the direct link to grab your copy! :)

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