Candy Heart Picture Frame

    “Candy Heart Picture Frame,” Friend, Feb. 2001, 15

    Candy Heart Picture Frame

    To make this gift, you will need: 1 piece of heavy paper, 1 picture of yourself (make sure it’s one you may cut up, or make a copy of one), waxed paper, about 18 hard candies (peppermints are pretty), scissors, glue, and a pen.

    1. Put the waxed paper on a cookie sheet and ask an adult to set the oven to 250° F (120° C).

    2. Arrange the candies in a heart shape on the waxed paper.

    3. Bake the candies just until they melt together—about ten minutes.

    4. After the candy frame cools, remove it from the waxed paper and set it on the heavy paper. Trace around the frame with a pen; set aside the frame.

    5. Cut out the paper heart along the inside of the traced line.

    6. On one side of the paper heart, write a message, your name, and the date.

    7. Trim your picture (if it’s bigger than the paper heart), and glue it to the other side of the paper heart.

    8. Spread glue on the back of the candy frame and place it on the paper heart so that it frames your picture.

    9. As soon as the glue dries, you are ready to give your framed picture to someone you love.

    Photo by Lana Leishman; boy at left by Photodisc