So simple and so cute! This quick and easy frame is a sure winner in any home! Your kids
will love being the “star” of the frame and they can even help make the frame!
Only a few materials and a glue gun are needed to make your very own “My Name Frame”.
Create these frames and decorate your family room or give them as gifts. Grandparents,
especially, will love to receive personalized frames with the smiling faces of their special
grandchildren and will love that their little hands helped to create this unique frame.
Using this crafting project idea is also a good (and sneaky!) way to have your child practice
their ABC’s. The leftover magnets can be used to spell out common words onto the fridge and
will quickly become a fun and educating daily activity. Make a daily habit of spelling out one
new word on the fridge a day.
Materials and Tools You Will
2 to 3 packages of alphabet magnets. You can purchase these magnets at almost any local
discount store for about one dollar a package.
1 plain photo frame. Be sure that the frame has at least one inch of space all the way around
so you have enough space to glue on the magnets. You can find inexpensive photo frames at
your local discount retailer or hobby store.
Glue gun and glue sticks
Crafting paint, glitter, rhinestones, google eyes, and other decorative additions (optional).
Look around at your crafting store and find an unimaginable number of decorative additions
that will compliment any theme.
To create the Name Frame follow these simple guidelines:
Find an area to work at with a fairly large amount of room, such as a kitchen table. You will
want to be sure to have enough space to spread your magnets out.
Open the packages of magnets and spread across the table. Let your child organize the letters
into the alphabet.
Help your child find the letters to spell out their name and place the other magnets on the
Remove the glass from the frame and set aside.
Before attaching the letters with glue to the frame practice placing the letters in the order and
pattern you want to display on your frame. While you and your child are working on the
frame ask them to think of an animal or object that starts with the letters in his/her name.
Using your glue gun, place a small amount of glue on the back of the magnet ( I found that
placing the hot glue directly onto the small magnet on the back of the letter works best) and
place onto the frame. Continue until you have spelled out your name. Once you have placed
the letters, you can now decorate the frame however you wish. Add special touches to the
sides of the frame and personalize the name frame even more!
While shopping for the magnets, look for other cute decorative magnets that come in the same
type of packages. I found some in the shapes of dogs, cats and fish while shopping for mine.
Don’t limit the frame to just names. Let your child choose a special picture from a family photo
album and decorate the frame accordingly.
Let your older child help his younger brother or sister with the letters and have them sing the
alphabet song to their sibling as they work alongside on this craft.
Have your child “autograph” the back of the frame. They will feel like a star!