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Card Collectors Frame  

Materials Needed:
CD jewel case
Construction paper
Glue and tape
Baseball, Pokemon, or Other Card

1. Cut a piece of construction
paper into a square that will fit
into the CD case. Place your card
in the center of the square and trace
around it. Cut out the rectangle you traced,
cutting it about 1/4 inch smaller than the line
you traced (figure 1). Put a dab of glue in each
corner of your square, on the opposite side of
your trace lines. Open the CD case and stick
your square on the inside of the clear CD
case cover.

  2. Cut a strip of construction paper
about 1 inch wide and 6 inches long.
Cut another piece of construction
paper about 1 inch wide and 4 inches
long. Lay your card down between
the trace lines in the center of your square. Lay
the strips over the back of the card (figure 2). Tape
the edges of your strips so they hold your card in
place. Make sure the tape does not get on the card.

3. Close the CD case. Glue a pop can tab on the
back of the CD case towards the top and you can
hang up your frame on your wall, or add a magnet
strip to the back and hang it on your fridge! You
can even add stickers and other miscellaneous
things to decorate your frame.


Picture Frame

Materials Needed:
CD jewel case
Hot glue
Magnet strips or dots
Scissors and specialty scissors
Construction paper
Puffy paint Glue stick
Pencil Markers
Pictures Paint pens

1. Take an old CD jewel case
that is not scratched up.
2. Pop open the middle piece
where the CD sits, take out the
back jacket and replace the
middle piece.
3. Trace the outline of the front
CD flap on your picture so
you will know how big it
needs to be (jewel cases
measure 4 3/4" by 4 11/16").
Cut to fit frame.
4. If your picture is not big
enough, cut a piece of
construction paper to fit.
5. Glue picture to paper,
centering it so it will look
6. Then slide the picture in the
little tabs and shut the case.
7. Next hot-glue the magnets on
the back side and let cool.
8. Decorate the front of the case
as desired with paint pens or
puffy paint, or by gluing on
9. Stick on refrigerator or any
magnetic surface.

References / Source:
Great Salt Lake Council

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