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Tissue Paper Picture Frame Craft for Kids

This tissue paper picture frame craft is the perfect homemade gift for kids to make at home or at school.

It is simple to make, inexpensive and makes a wonderful gift. Just look at how lovely the frames look when finished!

Kids of all ages can make these frames as a present for different occasions such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, as well as Christmas.

This easy tissue paper craft makes a wonderful decorative addition to any home and is perfect for displaying school photos.

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Homemade Mod Podge Tissue Paper Frame Craft

These tissue paper photo frames use just a few common craft supplies and only take about 30 minutes to complete.

It’s a quick, easy and economical craft that everyone will love!

Making these tissue paper frames is a fun fine motor activity for preschool and kindergarten-aged children that provides practice with cutting and gluing.

Older children will also find this to be an enjoyable craft that they can design and complete on their own.

Prep ahead by cutting tissue paper into one inch squares (or any other shapes you’d like). You can also buy pre-cut tissue paper squares for a quick and easy project. 

Younger children could also rip the tissue paper into smaller pieces and older children could cut their own squares.

Side view of white girl's hand holding paint brush and applying mod podge coat over tissue paper applied to picture frame.

This craft project is an easy DIY gift for kids to make. It’s also an excellent option for a school art project. 

Kids can give one of these frames as a gift for any special occasion, especially Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

Add a picture of your child and use a permanent marker to write their name and the date on the back of the frame as a keepsake.

Include a photo of your child with their grandparents and surprise them with a sweet Grandparent’s Day gift.

You could also add embellishments to the finished frame such as hearts, stars, buttons, and inspirational words.

Tissue Paper Frame Craft Supplies:

Overhead view of empty plain wooden picture frame laying on craft mat next to pile of pre-cut tissue paper squares in assorted colors, a paint brush, and a bottle of Mod Podge.

How to Make a Tissue Paper Photo Frame:

First you will need to cut your tissue paper into small one inch squares or purchase pre-cut tissue paper squares. 

Next, remove any glass, plastic or wood pieces from the center of your frame.

Then it is time to start gluing! Using mod podge, brush a small amount onto the front of the frame.

Side view of white girl brushing mod podge onto wooden picture frame.

Gently lay tissue paper squares onto the glue one at a time. 

Overhead view of white girl's hand applying tissue paper square pieces to wood picture frame.

It’s okay if the tissue paper overlaps or goes over the edges. 

Repeat this process, in small sections, until the whole frame is covered or you have your desired design.

Allow time to dry.

Overhead view of photo frame half covered in tissue paper squares. They are hanging over the inner edge.

Trim off any large overhanging pieces or fold them around the corners of the frame, using mod podge, to glue them into place.

Apply the final 1-2 coats over the entire frame. Allow time to dry in between each coat.

Overhead view of photo frame covered in tissue paper squares with edges fixed so none are hanging over, and covered in a coat of mod podge. A paint brush and bottle of mod podge are set down near top of frame.

Set aside to dry completely.

Once your frame is dry, add a photo and enjoy! 

Two completed picture frames decorated with multi-colored tissue paper standing up.

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Tissue Paper Picture Frame Craft

Tissue Paper Picture Frame Craft

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Use tissue paper and mod podge for this quick and easy picture frame craft for kids. It makes a pretty homemade gift!

Materials

  • Tissue paper in a variety of colors
  • Mod Podge
  • Craft Frame

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

  1. First you will need to cut your tissue paper into small one inch squares or purchase pre-cut tissue paper squares. 
  2. Next, remove any glass, plastic or wood pieces from the center of your frame.
  3. Then it is time to start gluing! Using mod podge, brush a small amount onto the front of the frame.
  4. Gently lay tissue paper squares onto the glue one at a time. 
  5. It’s okay if the tissue paper overlaps or goes over the edges. 
  6. Repeat this process, in small sections, until the whole frame is covered or you have your desired design.
  7. Allow time to dry.
  8. Trim off any large overhanging pieces or fold them around the corners of the frame, using mod podge, to glue them into place.
  9. Apply the final 1-2 coats over the entire frame. Allow time to dry in between each coat. Set aside to dry.
  10. Once your frame is completely dry, add a photo and enjoy!

Notes

Drying time may vary and is in addition to the active time crafting.

Did you make this project?

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