Crayon School Picture Frame

Hooray for the first day! Paint & make a Crayola Crayon-inspired DIY photo fame from craft sticks, then add a child's first day of school pic or any photo.

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  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Crayola Washable School Glue
  • Crayola Paint Brush
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Metallic Markers
  • Vivid Coloured Cardstock
  • Craft Sticks
  • Photo
  • Pencil

CIY Staff Tips:

  • For this DIY craft, we recommend covering surfaces and protecting clothing.
  • Start a craft tradition by creating this project at the beginning of each school year!


Step 1

Mix paint colour of choice on plate with paint brush. Cover 7 craft sticks with paint.

Step 2

Cover 2 craft sticks with black paint. Let all paint steps dry 1–2 hours.

Step 3

Position craft sticks next to each other horizontally, placing black craft sticks above and below remaining craft sticks.

Step 4

Using craft sticks as guide, sketch and cut out cardstock crayon.

Step 5

Glue craft sticks to cardstock.

Step 6

Draw serpentine design on black craft sticks with markers.

Step 7

Glue photo of child to craft sticks. Let all glue steps dry 1–2 hours.

Step 8

Display your fun, first-day memory!

  • Occasion:

    • Back to School,

    • Décor & Accessories

  • Age:

    • Under 4,

    • 4+,

    • 6+,

    • 8+

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