Apple of My Eye Frame

Lesson #10030

Transform an Apple die into a unique photo frame to celebrate school festivities and share with loved ones.

Grade Level:

Create fun Apple photo frames as a visual arts projects for Back-To-School Night. Place the student's frame on their desk as a special surprise for parents at this special event. These personal treasures can be created as gifts for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, Christmas or any occasion.

Using the Apple die, create frames for occasions like Back-to-School Night, Teacher Appreciation or student recognition.

A10104-Sizzix Bigz Die - Apple

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Chalk, Chipboard, Craft Knife, Crayons, Glue, Pencil, Photograph, Scissors, Tape (Double-Sided)

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut one Apple using chipboard. Die-cut two Apples using red cardstock or construction paper. Adhere one red Apple to the chipboard Apple.
  2. Place brown paper over the stem and leaf area of the Apple and die-cut. Cut the stem and adhere to the chipboard Apple (see Main Photo).
  3. Place green paper over the leaf area of the Apple and die-cut. Cut the leaf and adhere to the brown stem (see Main Photo).
  4. Use chalk or crayons for highlights.
  5. Using a pencil trace a 1 7/8" circle (or desired size) on chipboard Apple. Cut out the circle with a craft knife (see Main Photo).
  6. Adhere a photograph to the back of the chipboard Apple.
  7. Cut the stem and leaf off the second Apple and adhere to the back of the chipboard Apple, sandwiching the photograph between the two Apples.
  8. Cut a 1" x 3" rectangle of chipboard. Fold under 1" of the chipboard and attach to the back of the Apple for a stand (see Main Photo).

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

K-4 Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

  • Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.

K-4 Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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