Photo Prop Perfection

Lesson #12044

Dress up ordinary photos with Photo Props.

Grade Level:

Encourage students to make customized props for classroom plays, role-playing fun and disguises.

Students will enjoy the different looks they can achieve while using the Photo Props in pictures or during oral reports.

A11131-Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Photo Props
Adhesive, Coffee stick or Bamboo skewer, Construction Paper, Craft foam, Scissors
Adhesive, Coffee stick or Bamboo skewer, Construction Paper, Craft foam, Scissors

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

  1. Die-cut two different colors of construction paper for each Photo Prop.
  2. For the crown shape, sandwich different colors between the front and back of the crown for jewels.
  3. Adhere together the front and the back of each shape, making sure the slits are aligned.
  4. Each shape has two slits for attaching a bamboo skewer or coffee stick. Weave the stick through the openings.
  5. For added durability, die-cut the props out of craft foam.
  6. Now you have clever props that can be used for plays, fun and storytelling (Main Photo).
  7. Once your students see how to use photo props, they will enjoy designing their own custom versions.

Fine Arts & Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes
Achievement Standard:

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


National Language Arts-English
NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills

  • Students use spoken, written and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion and the exchange of information).


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