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Level: ECE, Primary, Junior, Middle School
Grades: PreK - Gr. 8| Age: 2-14 yrs | Written by: Judith Walsh
[Judith is an art educator from Mt. Zion Elementary in Suffolk, VA.]

Craft sticks and glue are all you need to create a unique picture frame.

What You Need:
What You Do:

I have my talented art students teach a lesson each March for Youth Art Month. This year my 4th grade student, Ryan Hecker, created a really neat plan. You make a picture frame on paper and then draw a picture inside of it. They really turned out very nicely!

  1. Students need 8 popsicle® sticks, 2 for each side, then they will glue them to their paper in a square shape to create the frame. Next, they will draw a picture of their choice in the frame.
  2. They may also color on the popsicle® sticks to color the frame.
  3. When they have drawn their picture they will cut the excess away from around their picture frame and they have a complete picture in a frame!

It is so easy and the results are so neat! I hope you enjoy it!

Recommended Books/Products:

Family Fun Crafts : 500 Creative Activities for You and Your Kids
by: The Editors of FamilyFun Magazine

Creating by Recycling (Crafts for All Seasons)
by Laia Sadurni, Anna Llimos
Create art with objects from around the house.

Picture Frame Activity Pack

Picture Frame Activity Pack

Start with 5-3/4" x 7-3/4" cardboard frames and decorate like crazy! We've included some spectacular trims: glitter pompons, Color Splash! Magic Sticker Glue, fluff feathers, assorted sequins and plastic mosaic tiles. Photo opening measures 3-1/4" x 4-3/4". Enough frames for a group of 24.

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