How to Create a Keyboard Picture

Take a drawing your proud of with some common crafting tools to create a unique work of art. Inspired by Pam Scheunemann's Cool Trash to Treasure series published by ABDO (2013).

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How to Create a Keyboard Picture
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Draw a picture or use existing picture. *NOTE: Drawings done in marker will smear when Mod Podge is applied.

Draw a picture or use existing picture. *NOTE: Drawings done in marker will smear when Mod Podge is applied.

2
If using, choose a background color/paper for border.

If using, choose a background color/paper for border.

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3
Cut the paper so there is a 1/2 inch border around the picture.

Cut the paper so there is a 1/2 inch border around the picture.

4
Outline the background over cardboard or foam board.

Outline the background over cardboard or foam board.

5
Carefully cut the cardboard with a scissors. *NOTE: Foam board may need to be cut by an adult with an X-Acto knife or razor blade.

Carefully cut the cardboard with a scissors. *NOTE: Foam board may need to be cut by an adult with an X-Acto knife or razor blade.

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Coat the cardboard/foam board background with a thin layer of Mod Podge.

Coat the cardboard/foam board background with a thin layer of Mod Podge.

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Press and smooth out your background color on the cardboard/foam board. Trim the edges and add additional Mod Podge along the edges if needed.

Press and smooth out your background color on the cardboard/foam board. Trim the edges and add additional Mod Podge along the edges if needed.

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Add another thin layer of Mod Podge in the center of the background where the picture will go. Don't worry if you go outside of this, because you will add a layer covering everything next.

Add another thin layer of Mod Podge in the center of the background where the picture will go. Don't worry if you go outside of this, because you will add a layer covering everything next.

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Place the drawing on the background leaving room for the keyboard letters.

Place the drawing on the background leaving room for the keyboard letters.

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Coat the picture and background with Mod Podge and let dry.

Coat the picture and background with Mod Podge and let dry.

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Using a needle nose pliers, remove the letters you will be using for your message.

Using a needle nose pliers, remove the letters you will be using for your message.

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Arrange the letters however you would like to appear on your picture.

Arrange the letters however you would like to appear on your picture.

13
Add enough hot glue to assure a good hold.

Add enough hot glue to assure a good hold.

14
Place your letters on the frame/picture.

Place your letters on the frame/picture.

15
Use hot glue to affix ribbon on the back.

Use hot glue to affix ribbon on the back.

16
Hang your masterpiece for all to see!

Hang your masterpiece for all to see!

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