A picture says a thousand words, but a thousand laughs may be more enjoyable. Photography is a form of art that is often taken seriously but can be quite comical. Framed, funny pictures make special gifts and conversational displays. You can make your own funny pictures and frames with this simple, kid-friendly craft. This project is inexpensive to create and an easy way to brighten the day.
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Things you need
- Funny film or editing program
- Hot glue
- Double-sided tape
- Foam or wood frames
Choose your picture. This is the first and most important step to your project. There are a myriad of ways to make this a funny project. You can choose a photo that is intrinsically funny, or you can make it funny. You can take ordinary pictures on funny film or haunted film; these create hidden or ghostly objects within the picture. For instance, if your daughter is having a tea party, a ghoul would look quite odd in the room.
You can also create these out-of-place scenarios with editing programs. Try cutting and pasting an ordinary picture into an animated scene. To make funny, distorted pictures, use a picture editing program to make your friends look like Quasimodo.
Print the edited picture from a printing machine at a photo lab or off your computer. Be sure to save a copy for back up.
Cut any excess paper from around the picture.
Choose a material for your frame. If you want to create funny shapes and colours, it is best to use foam. To create witty phrases on your frames, use a craft wood frame that can be painted.
Craft foam frames come pre-cut, but additional shapes and textures can easily be added. Cut any desired shapes from foam sheets or use self-adhesive foam shapes to decorate the frame. Use your frame as a point of comedy. For instance, a picture of a macho man could be framed in a glittery, pink princess frame.
Wood frames can be painted with any design or phrase you choose. Consider adding captions to pictures around the frame. If you have a picture of someone with a black eye, you could make the poke "Irish Sunglasses," or "New Cosmetic Line."
Leave the frames to dry, if necessary. Add the pictures. Apply double-sided tape to the back for extra support. Display the pictures. If you want to hang the foam frame on the wall, add a string for suspension to the back with hot glue.
Tips and warnings
- Add textural touches like faux fur moustaches.
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