Butterfly Picture Frame

Lesson #12064

Enhance a photo using a negative space for a frame.

Grade Level:

Create a colorful picture frame using strips of paper and any die shape.

Making picture frames is easy and fun as students turn negative space into gifts for family and friends.

12490-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Butterfly #1 - Large
Adhesive, Adhesive foam strip, Cardstock or chipboard, Construction paper, Scissors, Scoring tool
Adhesive, Adhesive foam strip, Cardstock or chipboard, Construction paper, Scissors, Scoring tool

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

  1. Cut a 5" x 7 1/2" piece of cardstock or chipboard for the front of the picture frame.
  2. Cut 1/2" strips from various colors of construction paper.
  3. Adhere the strips on the diagonal to the chipboard, overlapping the top of the chipboard by 1/2".
  4. Trim the sides and bottom of the strips evenly with the chipboard.
  5. Die-cut the Butterfly out of the center of the decorated chipboard.
  6. Cut a 5" x 7 1/2" black piece of chipboard for the back of the picture frame.
  7. Place 1/4" strips of foam adhesive on the back of the black chipboard along the sides and bottom. The foam strip will allow a picture to slide into the opening of the front and back of the picture frame.
  8. Adhere the black chipboard to the back of the decorated frame by exposing the foam adhesive.
  9. To make a support for the frame, cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of cardstock. Score 1" down from the top of the piece, and make a valley fold.
  10. Attach the 1" folded edge of the stand to the back of the picture frame, making sure the bottom of the stand is flush with the picture frame bottom (Main Photo).

National Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

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

NA-VA.K-4.5 Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others

  • Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art.

Source: educationworld.com

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