Sight Word Frame

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I recently made a Sight Word Frame for Little Man. I am really excited about sharing this project!!  You know when you have an idea in your head and then you try to put that idea into reality and it never comes out like it does in your head? Yes? No? Maybe it’s just me then. Well anyways, this came out exactly how it was pictured in my head. Hence the excitement!!

If you have kids in school then you have heard of sight words! They teach kids these words so they can easily pick them out in a story, making it easier for them to read. Instead of having paper flash cards lying around everywhere I was trying to come up with a more fun and prettier solution. I came across these dry erase stickers at Wal-Mart in the school supply aisle. They came in different designs, the ones I picked out were in the shape of leaves. I bought them not quite knowing what I would do with them yet. I brought them home and was reading the package; it said the stickers could easily be placed on your wall. However,  it also said when removed it could peel the paint off the wall. Granite my walls are not in that great of shape anyways but I really did not want to ruin them anymore. Hmm… so then where should I put them? Light Bulb!! Sight Word Picture Frame!!

Materials used:

  • Picture Frame (Frame and Glass)
  • Cardboard
  • Black Spray Paint
  • Burlap
  • Screw Driver
  • Pliers
  • Masking Tape
  • Stapler

Directions:

Step 1– Find a Picture Frame. As you can tell by the picture mine was a little dirty, it was hiding in the garage.

Step 2 – Remove the small nails with pliers in order to get the glass out.

Step 3 – Removed the wire by unscrewing the screws.

Step 4 – Clean the frame and glass, set a side to dry.

Step 5 – Spray paint ugly gold frame black.

Step 6 – Find your cardboard piece and burlap. I used an empty diaper box.

Step 7– Place glass on cardboard, trace around glass. The cardboard is used to make a backing if your frame is missing it.

Step 8 – Fit cardboard into frame making sure it will fit correctly.

Step 9– Wrap cardboard (backing) with the burlap. Tape edges down with masking tape.

Step 10 – Place the glass and wrapped backing into frame. I used a stapler instead of putting the old nails back in to hold the backing and glass in the frame.

Step 11 – After stapling the backing to the frame place masking tape over edges for a more secure fit.

Step 12– Re-attach the wire with screws.

Step 13– This is what the back should look like completely done.

Step 14– Turn over and make sure everything looks correctly on the front before completely the final step.

Step 15 – Place stickers onto glass. Yay it is done and ready to hang wherever you would like (and you can move it easily without messing up the wall).

I hung mine in my kitchen, which is our command station. The command station is still a work in progress but this is the part of the kitchen where you will find the lunch menu for school, dinner menu for home, and a spot to hang Little Man’s backpack and coat. Everything we need is right in one place. And now it includes our Sight Word Frame.

I hope you enjoyed this project and it will give you inspiration for a future project in your home!!

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