During this time where people are spending so much time at their homes I thought it would be fun to introduce your kids to some cute ways to incorporate photos into your arts & crafts.

Children love to be creative. Whether it’s drawing funny cartoons on a Saturday morning or creating works of art on the dining room window, arts and craft projects are a fantastic way to not only get them to have some fun by exerting those creative juices but it’s also great for keeping them busy for a while. Having three kids at home keeping them busy and learning has been a challenge but art is always big hit even if I have to scrape paint off the window sill after they are done.

If you’re always taking photos and are looking for new ways to display them, incorporating your latest shots into your child’s next arts and craft project is the perfect way to do just that. Better yet, have your kids go out for a walk to take some photos and then create these crafts for them to showcase their shots in their room.

Check out these fun ideas.

1.   Frame your memories. There are so many fun frames that you can make with your children that can be used to display your favorite photos. Head out into your front yard and find interesting rocks and sticks that can be used to create a cute frame. There are an endless amount of ways to create fun and unique frames, my son is all about his Legos and they can make great frames too!

2.   Create a jigsaw puzzle. Choose one of your favorite photos, enlarge it and print it. Stick the photo on some sturdy cardboard and coat it with an acrylic spray to protect it. Cut out some puzzle shapes and let your child put the photo back together again. 

3.   Craft a fridge magnet. Get your child to draw something from their imagination but leave a space for a photo in the picture. Laminate the drawing and attach magnetic sheets or tape to the back for an instant photo frame for your fridge.

4.   Make a mobile. A mobile is a unique way to display your family tree. Checkout sites such as Pinterest for inspiration. There are tons of creative templates to use. This is what we came up with using sticks from our front yard and bright red yarn we had laying around.

Using family photos in your next arts and crafts session is the perfect way to bond with your child and share some beautiful memories. Laugh, smile and have fun!