I love to incorporate photographs in children’s art work. This is a great kids craft that enables you to use your favorite photos… they can be of your family, your class, your pets or even YOU. Here I’m using head shots of the kids that I took, reduced and sized so they fit the sides of the cubes.
Painted Photo Cubes Supplies Needed:
- Wooden cubes
- Sandpaper if needed
- Tempera or acrylic paint
- White glue
How to Create:
- Depending on where you get your cubes, you may need to smooth the edges sandpaper.
- Paint your cube using any color combination you like. Leave one side unpainted for the photo.If it gets a little tricky holding onto the cube while painting the sides, let it dry in stages and continue.
- Once the paint has dried and you can handle the cube it’s time to add the photograph. Trim the photo to fit the side of the cube you want to glue it to. With a glue brush, apply a thin coat of glue to the cube side. Gently place the photograph on the center of the side. Flip the cube over and press evenly to secure the photo to the wood. Make sure to wipe the edges of any excess glue.