Chchch Design

Picture frame to Toy Maze

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We all take plenty of photos on a daily basis. They mostly digital now.

Picture frames are not being use as frequent now.

This tutorial will teach you how to repurpose an old picture frame, turning it into a toy maze.

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The Maze Maker

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STEP #001

STEP #001

Find an old picture frame. Preferably one that has depth.

 STEP #002

STEP #002

Disassemble it.

STEP #003

STEP #003

Cut a back plate. Same size as the picture frame. 

STEP #004

STEP #004

Draw a grid on this back plate. I drew mine as a 1cm x 1cm grid. 

Do it with a pencil, this will allow you to erase it later.

STEP #005

STEP #005

Cut some strips to act as walls of the maze. Make sure the height of these walls are the same dimension as the depth of your picture frame.

STEP #006

STEP #006

Sticking your walls on to the grid with PVA glue.

STEP #007

STEP #007

Let it dry for 6 hours. And then erase all the pencil marks.

STEP #008

STEP #008

Punch 2 holes in your maze. This will act as the starting point and end point of your maze.

STEP #009

STEP #009

Put a bead in. Now you are read to PLAY.

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