DIY photo projects for kids are a great way to turn your child’s pictures into keepsakes for yourself, for the grandparents, or for extended family.
Not only that, they’re just super fun to make!
Many kids love having their picture taken, so using that picture to make something fun like a mermaid or a reindeer will make those memories stand out even more in your mind.
We’ve put together a list of fun photo crafts throughout the year. A handful are general occasion photo crafts, and then the list will take you through the major holidays of the year, from Valentine’s Day all the way through Christmas.
And while you’ll love seeing these for a while when they’re displayed on the mantle or pinned to the fridge, the real magic happens when you add them to your scrapbook to look back on in a few years.
Making these keepsakes now will create treasured memories for years to come.
Make these fun DIY photo crafts with the kids all year long!
Photo Mermaid Craft Idea For Girls
Girls will have so much fun turning themselves into a mermaid with our mermaid photo craft!
Our printable template makes it easy for kids to recreate the look themselves or with a little help from mom.
Gone Camping Craft
Planning a camping trip anytime soon?
This cute clipart-based craft is a fun addition to your scrapbook to hang onto those camping memories.
Rainbow DIY Melted Crayon Art Canvas Gift That Is So Cute It Will Make Them Cry!
Melted crayon art takes on a new twist by adding a fun photo of your child!
This canvas would make a beautiful gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, or for the grandparents.
Cupcake Liner Photo Flower Frames
The cupcake liner flowers really make the photos pop right out of the frame.
This inexpensive craft can be made entirely with frames and supplies at the Dollar Store, so they make great keepsake gifts for close family.
DIY UNICORN MERMAID AND DINOSAUR PHOTO ORNAMENT
Dinosaurs, unicorns, and mermaids! Oh my! There's a little something for every kid here.
These photo ornaments are perfect for kids who love these fantastical creatures.
Easy Photo Valentine Wreath Craft For Kids
Our Valentine's Day wreath craft is a great way to use up some of those conversation hearts you've collected in February!
If you have a Valentine tree, you'll definitely want to add this little wreath to it.
Blowing Hearts Valentine Craft for Kids
This blowing hearts Valentine craft is another fun way to use conversation hearts.
All you need are the candies and a photo of your child blowing a kiss. How darling!
Flower Photo Preschool Craft
This flower craft that reads "I love you bunches" is a sweet card for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day.
A heart punch makes this craft super easy, but if you don't have one, foam hearts in red, pink, and green would work great, too.
Fingerprint Heart Card
Valentine's Day just got a little sweeter with this fingerprint heart card. It's great for toddlers.
You can cut out the heart-shaped card, the kiddos can stamp their fingerprints, and then you can add in the photo.
Mail them to extended family! It'll be such a nice surprise.
A Silly Photo Leprechaun Craft For Kids
Turn your child into a silly leprechaun with our template and a little help from an orange Sharpie.
Doesn't he look like a charming and mischievous little thing?
St Patrick's Day Shamrock Craft For Kids
Our shamrock photo craft is another super cute option for St. Patrick's Day.
Add a magnet to the back and put the shamrock up to bring you good luck all month long.
Easter Egg Photo Craft For Kids
Take a picture of your kiddo in his Sunday best, and then make this fun Easter egg photo craft.
These would be adorable on an Easter tree!
Teddy Bear Card w/ Kid's Photo - 3D Craft for Father's Day
Make these 3D teddy bear cards for Mother's Day and Father's Day.
You can make a Mama bear or Papa bear, depending on the colors you use. It's a bear-y cute keepsake that'll be treasured for years to come.
DIY Back-to-School Photo Frame
The first day back to school each year is the perfect photo-taking opportunity. Put that photo in a cute school bus frame to display it in a creative way.
DIY Angel Ornaments -Cute Homemade Christmas photo ornaments
Turn your little angels into angel ornaments for the tree! You could tie these onto gifts for extended family to use them as cute gift tags, too.
School Bus Craft (school bus template included)
If you want to have a sibling group altogether in one photo craft, use this school bus template. It has windows for up to three photos.
Back to School Popsicle Stick Frame Craft
A rainbow-colored popsicle stick frame looks beautiful behind back to school photos.
The clip will allow you to change photos throughout the whole school year.
Pop-Up Photo Pumpkin Card for Kids
Use a photo from the pumpkin patch this fall to make a pop-up photo pumpkin card for the grandparents. They'll love it!
Make This Photo Eskimo Craft For Kids This Winter Season
Our Eskimo photo craft just makes you want to bundle up and play in the snow, doesn't it?
This is an adorable winter craft for home or school. Creating the cotton ball trim on the coat and boots makes it extra fun.
Photo Snowglobe Craft for Kids – Christmas Keepsake or Ornament
This paper snowglobe craft is super easy to make with the template.
It's a great photo craft for preschoolers to work on a little more independently since they can use crayons or markers to color in the snowglobe, and then use glue to add their picture.
Young kids may need a little help with the contact paper portion of the craft. You'll want to keep this up all winter long!
3D Clear Plate Snow Globe Keepsakes
Using clear plates to create a shakeable snow globe is genius!
Shake it lightly, and the white glitter looks like snow falling down around your child.
Paper Snowman Craft
You'll hear some giggles for sure when you make this wiggly snowman craft.
The carrot noses on your children's faces is a fun touch.
Free Printable Buddy The Elf Craft For Kids
Turn your little boy into Buddy the Elf! We can't make it through the Christmas season without watching the Elf movie at least a couple of times, so this is the perfect craft for family movie night.
Jovie The Elf Photo Craft For Kids
Girls will love the Jovie the Elf craft if they don't want to be Buddy. Both options are super fun.
Mix and Match Paper Reindeer Craft (with printable template)
Your kiddo can become Rudolph with this fun papercraft. You can mix and match the pieces from the template to create the look you want.
Which photo craft are you going to start on first? With so many choices, you’ll have a hard time picking just one!