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Mother’s Day Puzzle Photo Frame
Mother’s Day Puzzle Photo Frame
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Mother’s Day Puzzle Photo Frame

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This handcrafted photo frame will make Mom’s heart melt into a thousand pieces!

This activity is appropriate for:
preschool – 3rd grade / 3 – 8 years

You will need:

Before you begin:

  1. Collect the puzzle pieces and arrange them in a single layer on a flat sheet of newspaper or butcher paper (preferably outside, if you are using spray paint).
  2. Spray-paint the puzzle pieces with a variety of paint colors. (Older students can use the Jumbo Tempera Painters to paint their own puzzle pieces.)
  3. Sprinkle some glitter over the top of the wet paint, if desired.
  4. Allow plenty of time for the paint on the puzzle pieces to dry.


  1. Give each student four craft sticks. Have students glue the sticks together to make a square frame with a hole in the center that measures approximately 3" x 3".
  2. Encourage students to glue puzzle pieces around the outside of the frame, overlapping the pieces to create a collage effect.
  3. Give each student a copy of the Mother’s Day Message and have students write their names on the blank line (or write it for them).
  4. Instruct students to glue the message on top of their puzzle pieces, along the bottom center of the frame. (They can also glue the message to the back of the frame.)
  5. Take a photo of each student with a digital camera and print out the photos. If needed, help students trim the pictures so that they fit into the frame. (Alternatively, you can ask students to bring in a 4" x 6" photo of themselves ahead of time for you to precut.)
  6. Help students glue or tape their photos onto the back of their frame to create an adorable Mother’s Day gift!
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