What do you do with all the plastic tat that you accumulate from party bags and Christmas crackers? Here’s a really fun little project which uses up the junk to create a kitsch picture frame. The hot melt glue is brilliant as the items stick instantly and don’t slide around – however be careful as the glue gets very hot!
You will need:
- Small toys/ colourful junk / colourful beads or buttons
- Old picture frame (or try making your own from corrugated cardboard)
- Hot melt glue gun
How to make the rainbow junk frame:
- Sort out the plastic junk into rainbow colours. We made a pile of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink and black.
- Using a hot melt glue gun, stick the junk around the frame in colour segments. We found it best to stick on the biggest item in a colour first and then fit the smaller items around it and fill in any small gaps with buttons or beads.
Find a fun picture to display in your rainbow junk frame.