Posted: 06 Jun 2016 02:30 AM PDT
Last month I shared my daughter's "Let's Get Crafty" birthday party. It was so much fun! (You can find all the details here.)
One of the crafts the girls made at the party were these washi tape frames.
It ended up being a great craft for this age group of 9-10 year olds. I was worried that I might have chosen a craft that was too difficult or frustrating for them, but was actually surprised how quickly they were able to design their frames and how much fun they had doing it.
I picked up my frames from Michael's. I really liked this frame design. It's a cute style. I actually bought a variety of styles for the girls to pick from but every single girl picked this style frame. Go figure. These frames are such a good value at only $1 a piece. I had a coupon for an extra 30% off my entire purchase so they turned out to be a really good deal.
I bought a bunch of washi tape and the girls enjoyed picking out the patterned tape that match their rooms and to make their frame unique.
Here's how to make a washi tape frame:
Decide on what colors and patterned tape you want to use. Then place strips of the tape across the frame leaving a little extra hanging off each end. I started the tape on my frame at the top and moved downward. If I were to make another one though I would start in the center and moved outward to each end, this way the pattern will end up the same on the ends.
Once you have all your tape on the frame flip it over and use an exacto knife to cut off the excess tape.
You can see the exacto knife does a great job of making a crisp/sharp cut.
Here's the frame with all the tape placed on and the excess cut off.
I then applied a thin layer of Mod Podge over the entire surface of the frame. This keeps the tape in place so none of it starts to peel off.
Here it is all done!
These are a few of the the frames the girls made on the day of the party. I loved the patterns and designed they chose to do. I did all the cutting with the exacto knife so this project kept me pretty busy during the party. Somehow I was able to get them all trimmed, covered with Mod Podge and dried before it was time for the girls to go home.
Here's the birthday girl with her completed frame.
I made a few different printables for the girls to choose from to put in their frame. They had fun picking out the saying they liked best. One the girls was excited to see the one that said, "Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too." She told me it was her life motto!
Below are your free printables. Simple click on the image to enlarge then copy and paste into a word document. Enjoy!
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