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5 Photo Craft Projects to Do With Your Children

little kid sitting at craft table with craft supplies

Looking for some inspiration on how to entertain your kids while making special, lasting memories at the same time? Photo craft projects are a fun and unique way to use to do just that! They allow your kids to create something special that they can keep and enjoy for years, plus you get another excuse to put those professional photos to use!

In this blog post, I'll share a few creative photo crafts to do with your kiddos using your professional photos. I found these around the web and thought they were absolutely adorable. I've included a link to the original source and instructions below, so be sure to click on the links in the headers below to see how they were done so you can try them out at home!

Photo puzzle on popsicle sticks with canvas storage bag
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This fun little project requires minimal supplies and is a portable game once finished, so it would make a great project to do before a family road trip, summer camp, or family vacation! This would also make a great gift for Mother's Day/Father's Day, teachers, nannies, grandparents, aunts, & uncles.

For this project, you and your little one can use popsicle sticks, ModPodge, a printed image, and an exacto knife (with supervision, of course!) to build a popsicle stick photo puzzle (with optional storage bag) in just a few simple steps. The result is a fun puzzle you can put together again and again to reveal your favorite professional photo! You can even make it double-sided by adhering a second photo to the back of the popsicle sticks so you have two puzzles in one.

Give it a try!

photo bookmark project for kids
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Do you have a bookworm in your family? Or maybe you're trying to encourage a love of books in your little one? Either way, these DIY photo bookmarks are a simple and fun way to make something special for your kiddo to see every time they open their latest reading venture. And while they're making one they love, you can make one of your own so you can stop dog-earing those pages and instead enjoy the smiling faces of your beautiful family whenever you pick up your book.

This project requires scissors, glue, scrapbook paper, yarn, and your favorite photos, and can be done in a short period of time so you can start enjoying your bookmark right away. They also make great gifts for friends, family, teachers, coaches, babysitters, and more.

So gather your supplies, and get crafty!

pop up pumpkin photo card that says "you're my favorite pumpkin in the patch"
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This pop-up pumpkin card is so cute, you'll lose your gourd! What better way to bask in the autumn weather and spread seasonal cheer than by making one of these for each of your child's classmates, teachers, or friends?

With minimal supplies and a free printable template, Stacey at made this craft project as simple as can be for you and your little one. You'll just need orange & green card stock, scissors, glue, a pencil, a jumbo wooden craft stick, photo, and crayons. With a little bit of time and creativity you'll have a precious pumpkin photo card to gift to the special people in your life!

Work your magic!

snowman paper craft with wiggly arms and legs and photo head
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Frosty the Snowman, makes a really silly craft! This fun winter activity will have your kiddos giggling with glee! Whether you add a magnet to the back for your refrigerator, add a piece of string to the top so you can hang it on your Christmas tree, or put it on top of a special gift box as a holiday bow, this funky little project will add festive cheer wherever you need it!

For this craft, you'll need glue, scissors, colored cardstock, glitter paper, pipe cleaners, craft pom poms, black buttons, a photo, and the free printable template you'll find at the link in this section header. Pop over to that link for the full instructions!

Happy crafting!

homemade snow globes with personal photos and holiday decor inside

Are you dashing through the snow, looking for a more challenging holiday project for your older kiddos to enjoy? These homemade photo snow globes are more involved than the previous projects in this blog post, but still doable with kiddos – and they'll make a wonderful holiday gift for family and friends! They feature a photo of your choosing, holiday decor (like fake tree branches and berries, etc.), and slow-moving glitter in glycerin & water to create a blizzard effect.

For the full list of supplies needed and steps for this project, visit the link in the header of this section!


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