Western Picture Frame Magnet Craft Kit
This frame is super cute and the kids all enjoyed making it. The lacing part of it was very labor intensive. I pre-laced all the little kids ahead of time, and probably should have even for the 2nd and 3rd graders.
July 22, 2010
Cute but a lot of pieces & assembly time involved
I didn't read the description well enough and thought it was self adhesive, so that was my first disappointment, but that was my fault for not reading the description well enough. My first attempt at lacing the frame I followed the picture on the included instructions... and as you can see in the picture the cord isn't long enough. So I attempted to copy the one pictured her on the website & had more success with that, but I wouldn't expect a child to accomplish it. So if this is a project for kids you may need to lace it for them according to the picture here not according to the included directions picture. It also doesn't include a foam backing for the frame, so you cant change pics you have to glue to pic to the frame permanently. Improvements recommended would be a longer lace so you can lace it how you want and a backing for the frame.
September 30, 2014
These are great! The holes were punched out of most of them, but the few that they weren't I was able to use the thread (shoe string) to pop them out without a problem. The magnets were not included, but they are super cute and will be perfect for my party! If you are using them for younger children, you may want to do the treading around the frame ahead of time.
April 17, 2011
poor quality craft item
This particular craft item is too labor intensive for 8-9 year old children. The holes are not fully perforated and the foam tears when you try to punch them out. The writing on the front of the picture frame was badly faded. No magnets were included in the kits.
June 23, 2010
A cute item, with quality pieces except for the lacing string - it is too short for a child to lace all the way around. Then there was the problem of the catalog description describing and showing peel-and-stick parts. The pieces are not self-adhesive and I did not know about foam glue.
June 19, 2010
Out of 24, I couldn't use 4
Some of the printing was double and triple printed. The string that gets wrapped around the border was way too time consuming. Also, the "tear" outs that made the window had to be cut out.
April 1, 2010
Harder than in the ones in the past
I have ordered the picture frames for our VBS for years and these are going to be harder for the younger kids to make..
March 24, 2010
Worked good for me
This one needed prep before making, although I am in the position to use the prep activities as part of my work with the kids. The holes do need to be pushed out and pulled off. The lacing was not too wide and laced fine, however the lace was too short to go all the way around. There was only enough to lace part of the 4th side. Therefore, make your last side one of the short sides and after you glue the cactus in front of it you will not be able to tell, as it covers the lacing area anyway. Use glue dots, glue, or tape to adhere a photo to the back. I thought it was cute when finished.
February 28, 2010