Schoolhouse Photo Frame

1. Paint two craft sticks with black paint and three craft sticks with red paint.  Glue a piece of rickrack or ribbon along the length of another craft stick. 

2.  Overlap and glue together the craft sticks into a house shape. (The 2 black sticks are for the roof and the 3 red sticks are for the sides and bottom portion of the roof.)  The craft stick with the fabric should be on the bottom to form the base of the house.

3.  Cut a bell from yellow paper.  Use a marker to add details to the bell.  To hang the bell, tie a piece of thread to the point of the roof. Tape the other end of the thread to the bell.

4.  Cut a piece of paper to fit behind the schoolhouse.  Glue it in place.  Glue your photo onto the paper.

From Highlights, September 2002: by Linda Bloomgren