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Holiday Craft: Foamy Frame

Holiday Craft: Foamy Frame

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

This funky foam frame is simple enough for little fingers yet presents limitless personalizing possibilities for older kids. Along with a basic square, my girls cut the foam into a Christmas tree shape, a wreath, and a computer screen.


  • Scissors
  • One 9-by-12-inch sheet of colored craft foam
  • Flexible pocket magnet frame (we used Original Soft Pocket Magnetic Photo Frames by Lytle, available in 3 1/2 by 5 inches, 4 by 6 inches, and 5 by 7 inches)
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Assorted accessories such as beads, buttons, fake jewels, glitter, googly eyes, or prepackaged foam cutouts


  1. Have your child cut a shape slightly smaller than the magnetic photo frame from the center of the foam sheet. Be sure the inside edge of the foam frame overlaps the magnetic frame by at least 1/4 inch.
  2. Next, help your elf apply a thin line of hot glue to one edge of the magnetic frame's clear front and firmly press the foam frame in place. Repeat with the remaining edges, one at a time, being careful not to glue over the pocket's opening.
  3. Your child can then trim the frame as she likes, making sure to leave a margin of foam sufficient to cover the outer edge of the magnetic frame. She can also glue on decorative accessories, then slip a favorite photo into the pocket.