Foam Photo Frames

Craft Foam is very versatile, and here's something your kids can make with it - Foam Photograph Frames. 

Foam Photo Frame

Here's a fabulous project for making something useful out of craft foam.

With all the different devices now available which can take photos, I'm sure you'll have lots of photos which should be proudly displayed.

Well now you can frame your best photographs in these decorative craft foam photo frames.

They're simple to make, but very effective.

And your kids can decorate them in hundreds of different ways and make them very personal.

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You will need:

  • For the back of the frame: Thick card - 20cm x 15cm (8" x 6")

  • For the front of the frame: 2mm thick craft foam - 
    20cm x 15cm (8" x 6")

  • Flower Power foam stickers

  • PVA Glue or double-sided adhesive tape

  • Pencil, ruler, scissors, craft knife or rotary craft cutter (under adult supervision only)

  • Ribbon, yarn or thin cord (to hang your picture on the wall)

  • Sticky tape
Foam Photo Frames

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Here's how to make your foam picture frame:

  1. Cut out a piece of backing card and a piece of craft foam 20cm x 15cm (8" x 6") each.

  2. Mark and cut an aperture in the foam approximately 14cm x 9cm (5.5" x 3.5"), leaving a 3cm (1.2") border all round. This size frame will take a standard 10cm x 15cm (4" x 6") photo.

  3. Glue or tape the foam frame to the backing board along the long edges, leaving the short edges open. (Take care not to use too much glue as it will spread and stick down all of the frame and there won’t be enough room to slide your photo inside.)

  4. Decide which way up your frame will need to hang according to the photo you want to put inside and then decorate your frame with Flower Power foam stickers.

  5. When the glue is completely dry, insert your chosen photo.

  6. Using sticky tape, attach a loop of ribbon or yarn to the back of the frame so that you can hang your picture up.
Foam Photo Frames


  1. Add some sparkle with glitter glue.

  2. Instead of using a photo, design your own insert for the frame. This project makes a perfect party activity too!

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