Summer Activities for Kids: Wildflower Picture Frame

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Last week I shared a simple summer activity for kids, wildflower picking.  My kids had so much fun exploring outside for the flowers.  Anytime that we are able to get outside and enjoy the nice weather is a great day in our house.

We spent a fun day outside last week collecting wildflowers that were around our yard.  We ended up with a pretty large bouquet of wildflowers that have been sitting on our kitchen window.  Instead of throwing them out, we decided to make a little memento – a wildflower picture frame.

Summer Activities for Kids:  Make a Wildflower Picture Frame

This activity for kids was so easy and turned out beautiful!  To make your own wildflower picture frame you will need:

  • A wooden frame
  • Paint
  • Modge Podge
  • Puff Paint
  • A bouquet of wildflowers

summer activities for kids painting a frame

First, you need to paint your wooden frame.

This craft would be perfect on a really hot day or right before bath time.  We painted our frames before bath time one night and let them dry.

make a wildflower picture frame

After they dry, paint a thick layer of modge podge on one area of the frame.

Pick off the buds of the flowers and arrange them onto the wet glue.

Do this on as many sides as you’d like and with as many flowers as you like.

We decorated 3 sides and used the puff paint to give the frame a caption at the bottom.

summer activities for kids- make a wildflower frame

Let the modge podge dry and add your favorite picture.  I’m going to print out pictures from our wildflower adventure last week and add it to the frame.  This would also make a great gift for a grandparent or loved one.

The kids really enjoyed putting the flowers on the picture frame!  My daughter talked about picking the flowers and showed me her favorite ones.  Making the frame was a fun way to remember a fun day!

Be sure to come back next week for another fun summer activity for kids and check out our list of 80+ Free or Inexpensive Summer Activities for Kids.

How do you remember fun days with you family?


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