I have a new calling at church. More accurately, I have another calling at church. I’m now an Activity Day Leader. Basically, twice a month, I get together with the girls ages 8-11. We do lots of things… but, let’s face it, I’m more of the crafty, let’s make something kinda leader. So, we talked about positive thinking and then made inspirational quote frames. For about $2/girl, this turned out great. We did two activities: one where they colored the quotes, and then one where we put the frames together.
This took me 20 minutes to put together… It took my girls 90. Obviously, I’m still figuring out what they are actually capable of doing on their own, but it’s pretty quick and easy for someone a little bit older (or with an adult ratio of less than 1:9). But, everyone went home with a completed frame and they were happy with how they turned out, even though there were a few who made little mistakes. Live and learn, right? We’ll see…
– Glue the border (the top rectangle) to the frame with the tacky glue.
– Measure out a piece of ribbon or baker’s twine and cut it to fit inside your frame (just over six inches for a 4×6″ frame). Glue the twine near the top on the inside edge of the frame. Some of the girls used hot glue to speed up the drying time.
– Cut a slightly smaller rectangle and glue that to the inside “back” rectangle to make a little pocket you can store any extra quotes in. *If I was smarter, I would have just cut the bottom of my “back” rectangle longer and folded it up to make the pocket. That was too many steps ahead for my brain though.
– Slide the “back” rectangle into the frame and secure the little tabs.
– Clip two clothes pins to the twine and hang your quote. Ta-da!