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DIY Nuts and Bolts Picture Frame for Father's Day

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FATHER'S DAY CRAFT IDEA

Father’s Day is just around the corner.  So, we at Needlepointers.com decided to share a fun unique Father’s Day craft for kids to make for Dad or Grandpa on their special day - a nuts and bolts picture frame.  Besides Father's Day, this DIY homemade item would make a wonderful Christmas or birthday gift.

All it takes to create this super quick, easy, and inexpensive Father’s Day gift idea is some nuts,  bolts, screws, and washers laying around the house along with an old picture frame and glue. This kid's nuts and bolts craft is an excellent way to have a conversation with kids on the positive effects of recycling and re-purposing.

For more DIY project ideas that kids can make for Dad, our Father's Day Craft idea page has dozens of crafts.

Learn how to make a Nuts and Bolts picture frame by watching our video or keep reading this post for step-by-step instructions.



Watch our video tutorial below or click the link if you prefer to watch DIY Nuts and Bolts Picture Frame for Father's Day in Youtube.


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HOW TO MAKE Father's day NUTS AND BOLTS PHOTO FRAME

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • An assortment of nuts, bolts, washers, and screws
  • Old picture frame (or purchase a new one)
  • Strong Glue such as Elmer's Glue-All or Hot Glue

Father's Day Craft - Nuts and Bolts Picture Frame

Father's day craft for kids - a picture frame

STEP 1

Dad Nuts and Bolts Picture Frame - SuppliesBefore beginning this project for dad, gather all the supplies needed from the supply list above. 

STEP 2: 

Dad Nuts and Bolts Picture Frame - Remove GlassProtect the table or work surface with newspaper, craft paper, or a dollar store tablecloth. Carefully remove the glass and backing from the picture frame and set them aside.  

NOTE: To make sure a child doesn't get hurt, don't allow them to remove the glass.

STEP 3: 

Father's Day Craft for Kids - Nuts and Bolts Picture Frame

Place the frame on a flat surface.  

STEP 4: 

Dad Nuts and Bolts Picture Frame - HardwareLayout all the nuts, bolts, washers, and screws on the table and allow the child to choose which ones they want to use to decorate the frame.

STEP 5: 

Dad Nuts and Bolts Picture Frame - Dab GlueWith some strong glue such as Elmer’s Glue-All, let the child select a piece of hardware and apply a dab of glue to the frame.

Elmer's Glue-All is a multi-purpose strong glue that is non-toxic with no harmful fumes, can easily be cleaned up with water and it dries clear.

Dad Nuts and Bolts Picture Frame - Place BoltTop the dab of glue with a nut, bolt, screw or washer.  Allow the child to continue gluing hardware to their heart's content.  

Dad Nuts and Bolts Picture Frame - GluedInstead of strong liquid glue, hot glue can be used.  However, don't let the child use the hot glue gun by themselves.  Let them pick the items to be glued, place it where they want it on the frame and an adult should glue it in place.

STEP 6:

Dad Nuts and Bolts Picture Frame - GluedOnce everything is glued in place, allow the glue to dry overnight. 

While the glue is drying, this is a good time to decide what to place inside the frame. Some ideas are:

  • Picture
  • Handwritten note from the child
  • Child's handprint
  • Coloring page
  • Child's drawing

STEP 7:

Dad Nuts and Bolts Picture Frame - CompleteAfter the glue is thoroughly dried, put the glass back in the frame, pop in the decided item, and replace the frame’s backing.

STEP 8: 

Don’t forget to write the child’s name and the year on the back of the frame.

The frame is ready for gifting.  Dad is sure to love showing off the cute handmade picture frame gift by displaying it at the office or at home in his man cave or family room.

This would also make a super gift idea for Dad's birthday or Christmas.  And don't forget Grandpa.

Kids and Mom have fun creating this unique present.

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial on making a nuts and bolts frame.  For more DIY ideas for Dad, check out our Summer, Father's Day and Patriotic Pinterest Board.

 Happy  Crafting!

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about this project, contact us through the YouTube Video comments or our Contact Us page. We respond to questions in e-mails and YouTube comments regularly.

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Elmer's Glue-All

Elmer's Glue-All

A strong multi-purpose glue that bonds to paper, fabric, wood, ceramics, leather, and more. It is perfect for crafts, repairs and projects. Various size bottles are available to purchase. Affiliate Link to Amazon






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