Christmas is the perfect time to start a craft project in your Sunday School class. Your kids will love the chance to be creative and will especially love having a beautiful, handmade gift that they can give to a parent, grandparent or other loved one as a Christmas gift. Here is everything you need to know to make personalized photos frames in your Sunday School class.
Step One: Take pictures of each child in your Sunday School class
You’ll want to start by taking a photo of each child with a camera. You can use a digital camera and upload the pictures to your favorite store like Wal-Mart or Target and have the photos ready for pick-up the following day. Taking your own pictures assures that you will have a photo of each child when you start your project. If you ask your children to bring their own pictures from home, you risk the chance of some of the kid’s forgetting to bring them in.
Step Two: Purchase inexpensive frames for your children’s pictures
If you know where to look you can easily pick up simple, glass frames for your Sunday School kid’s pictures at a low cost. I recently purchased a set of four 4×6 picture frames from IKEA for $1. You can also check out stores like Wal-Mart, Walgreen’s or even your local dollar store. If you have a large class and don’t want to spend too much money, consider using Popsicle sticks to make your own homemade frames.
Step Three: Decorate the frames for your children’s pictures
Once you have the frames ready, you will want to give your Sunday School class the opportunity to decorate their frames. You can provide stickers, glitter, sequins, feathers or anything else you can think of and let the kids be as creative as they want to be. Remember that if you’re using glue to attach anything to your picture frame, you’ll need to allow the frames to dry overnight to keep any of the decorations from falling off. If you’re using homemade picture frames instead, try painting or coloring the frame with crayons or markers to jazz them up a little bit. You can also attach a string or ribbon the frame to make it easier to hang on a wall.
Step Four: Gift-wrap the completed project
After the frames are decorated and the pictures have been inserted and secured, it’s time to gift-wrap the completed project. You can ask parents to donate a roll of wrapping paper to the class or bring in leftovers from previous years. If you want the children to make their own wrapping paper, provide butcher paper and markers, crayons or paint to have the children decorate. Be sure you have tape and ribbon or bows to finish off the package.