Crafts You Can Make With Tri Fold Boards

by Tonya Staab
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Do you have tri fold boards at home? Are you wondering what you can do with them? We have so many ideas from crafts to science fair projects.

Disclosure:  As one of the Project Leaders for this #CanYouTopThis challenge, I am being compensated with thanks to Collective Bias.

Here are a few of my favorite tri fold board projects.

Tri fold board ideas

Tri fold board puppet theater

A barnyard puppet theater made out of an Elmer's tri fold board.
Tri-fold board barnyard puppet theater craft for kids.

This homemade barnyard puppet theater with wood puppets will provide hours of fun for the kids. It can be used for storytime, a puppet show, and role-playing.

Bee photo booth for kids

bee photo booth
A bumble bee photo booth for kids.

Use a tri-fold display board to make a fun summer bee photo booth for kids. This is a great addition to a bee-themed party, but we used this one for a teddy bear picnic party.

Halloween photo booth frame

A Halloween photo booth frame for kids.

This Halloween photo booth frame is perfect for your next Halloween party. You can also set it on your front porch for trick or treaters to take fun photos as they come by to collect candy.

More tri fold boards crafts

Are you looking for even more ideas for using tri-fold boards? We’ve used them for a lot of other projects too including costumes, pinatas, and giant greeting cards. Check them out here:

Tri fold board ideas

  • A back-drop for a nativity scene
  • A science fair project
  • A book report
  • A chore chart
  • A potty training rewards board
  • A photo station – paint on a reindeer, Santa or elves and cut out the faces
  • A puppet theatre
  • A make-up station for girls – attach a mirror and paint with lots of glitter
  • A beanbag toss
  • A display board for your child’s artwork
  • A blackboard – blackboard paint available at craft and hardware stores. Anchor one of the folds to make a shelf for chalk and an eraser to sit on.
  • A magnet board – did you know you can buy magnet paint?  You’ll need a few coats.  How many of us have little ones with those colorful alphabet and number magnets that are stuck all over our refrigerators. Now they won’t need to be.  Or make your own magnets.  It makes a great holiday gift.
  • A snowman – cut out the shape of a snowman, make a paper carrot nose, put a hat and scarf on him and stick him in the ground with a stake.
  • A Christmas Tree – Cut out the shape of a tree, paint it, attach a stake to the bottom, or put it in a large pot, anchored down.  Cut small holes in the tree and poke Christmas lights through the holes and tape the back of them so they don’t move about.

And now I want to see what YOU can do. What projects have you or your kids made with Elmer’s tri-fold boards?

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1 comment

Annabella January 1, 2011 - 10:09 am

I love these! I’m going to use the puppet theater idea for a neighbor’s child…thanks again!


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