Funky Frame

Add a splash of 80s fever to this vibrant picture frame for Dad – a great gift idea for a special occasion!

Skill Level


Time to Make

45 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Draw lots of small circles onto the front of the frame with a pencil.
  2. Paint the circles in different, bright colours and allow to dry. Paint around the circles with black acrylic to fill in the background.
  3. Use a gold glitter pen to add dots all the way round the edges of the coloured circles.
  4. Knead ping-pong ball sized pieces of modelling dough in your hands and roll them between your palms into sausages.
  5. Shape the sausages into letters to spell out 'Fab Dad' and leave them on a piece of kitchen foil until they are dry.
  6. Use PVA to glue the letters around the frame, overlapping the edges if necessary.

Top Tip

Kneading the modelling clay first will make it much easier to shape into letters.

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