Layered Shape Cupcake Toppers

Lesson #10189

Create colorful cupcake toppers for class celebrations.

Grade Level:

Create fun cupcake toppers for any holiday or occasion. Decorate and layer colorful shapes to create unique toppers for any party. Die-cut and layer photographs to add a personal touch!

Use Layered Shapes to create fun cupcake toppers for class parties, special events or incentives.

A11024-Sizzix Bigz Die - Shapes, Layered #2

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Construction or Patterned Paper, Glue, Photograph, Thin Craft Stick or Toothpick

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

  1. Die-cut the Layered Shapes from a variety of colored cardstock, construction paper or patterned paper. Consider die-cutting a photograph with one of the smaller shapes (see Main Photo).
  2. Layer the smaller shape onto the larger shape and adhere.
  3. Attach a thin craft stick or toothpick behind each Layered Shape and place in cupcake (see Main Photo).

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

  • K-4 - Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.
  • 5-8 - Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas.

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

  • K-4 - Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.
  • 5-8 - Students integrate visual, spatial and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education