Bubble Frame

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

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Here’s a fun and creative way to frame one ofthose classic bubble bath shots! Grab some old puzzle pieces, paint and some craft gems and you are on your way. These easy and personalized frames make wonderful gifts for relatives.

You will need:

photograph for framing

piece of cardboard a little larger than your photo

4 ice cream sticks

15 puzzle pieces (will need more or less depending on puzzle piece size)

white & light blue tempera paint

small piece of sponge irodescent and/or clear craft gems in small,medium and large

small fish stickers

Craft glue

hot glue



If you make this project

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What you do


// Using craft glue, adhere the photograph to the piece of cardboard. Use craft glue to attach the ice cream sticks around the photograph as shown in figure 1 from our Puzzle Frame project. Trim cardboard so that it is just larger than the photograph. Set aside to dry.

Figure 1 (from our Puzzle Frame project)


Lay newspaper down on table and place puzzle pieces face up. Have the children paint the puzzle pieces white. You may need 2-3 coats for some depending on the darkness of the pattern on the puzzle pieces. Allow todry.When dry,lightlyspongeon lightblue paint “hereand there” all over the puzzle pieces.


Using hot glue, adhere thepuzzle pieces to the ice cream sticks. Work your way around the frame, be sure that pieces overlap and do not leave any gaps between pieces.

back of frame

Figure 2 (from our Puzzle Frame project)


After all pieces are glued in place, use hot glue to adhere craftgems around the frame. Alternate large,medium and small gems to look like floating bubbles. Decorate with two tiny fish stickers, ifdesired.


For a simple hanger, hot glue a piece of sturdy string or yarn across the back of the cardboard. See figure 2 from our Puzzle Frame project. Out sister site, Childfun, has an awesome set of activities, crafts and songs related to bubbles! Check them out here .

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Amanda Formaro (345 Posts)

Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at AmandaFormaro.com. You’ll find her craft projects at CraftsbyAmanda.com and her recipes on AmandasCookin.com.

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