Can you believe that school is right around the corner? I’m excited and a little bummed at the same time! Summer is so much fun but with school comes more structured days which I am very ready for. We love taking school pictures on the first day! It’s fun to see kids so excited and wearing their new back to school clothes. Do you moms take first day of school pictures too? You may want to try first day of school printable signs as fun photo props for your kids to hold. This DIY pencil frame would be the perfect frame to display those first day of school and back to school pictures!
How To Make A Pencil Frame For Back To School Pictures
Pencil Frame Supplies Needed:
- hot glue
Directions for how to make your DIY Pencil Frame:
Start by plugging in your glue gun so that it can be warming up. If you have a child helping you make this, make sure to keep them away from the hot glue! Grab your scissors and your cardboard. I just used a cardboard box. You could even use a shoe box top if you have one. I didn’t want to have to break my pencils so I cut a square out that was about the length and width of the pencils I was going to use.
After cutting out the square, I cut out the middle where the picture will be placed. I left enough room around the edges for 4 pencils to be placed on each side. Time for the hot glue! Once you have your frame cut out, add a little glue to the cardboard and lay your 4 pencils down side by side. Do this to the opposite side of the frame. Now for the other 2 sides, your pencils will lay across/on top of the pencils that you have already glued on. Once you are done gluing your pencils down, you have a Pencil Frame!
Do you think your child would like this for their first day of school picture? I have made one of these DIY pencil frames for my daughter’s back to school pictures and now just need to make one for my son! Do you take first day of school photos? Don’t you think these made adorable decorations for your child’s room?
You may also like this DIY photo album for kids if you want to try another photo craft.