Tri-Fold Picture Stand

Lesson #12153

Easily create this dimensional picture frame display for each student.

Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5

Connect three photos of a student in three picture frames to create a dimensional display.

This completed photo picture stand can be given as a gift, highlight a particular achievement or indicate a student’s desk at open house or back-to-school night.

A11188-Sizzix Bigz L Die - Frame w/Slits (4" x 6" & Selfie)
Adhesive, Cardstock, construction paper or patterned paper, Pencil, Photos, Ribbon, Scissors
Adhesive, Cardstock, construction paper or patterned paper, Pencil, Photos, Ribbon, Scissors

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

  1. Die-cut three of the Frame w/Slits shapes using cardstock, construction paper or patterned paper.
  2. Place three photos in the slits in the three frames. The slits are positioned to hold a 4" x 6" photo or a selfie-size photo.
  3. Turn the frames over, and draw a line with a pencil to mark the middle of each frame.
  4. Cut a 2 1/2'-3' length of ribbon. The ribbon will attach the frames to each other.
  5. Place adhesive on the pencil lines of each frame. Place the ribbon over the adhesive, leaving a slight gap between the frames with extra ribbon at each end to tie in a bow.
  6. Cut strips of paper, and adhere over the ribbon to hold the ribbon secure (Figure A).
  7. Turn the frames over, and fold at each gap (Figure B).
  8. Tie the ribbon ends together to create the dimensional picture frame display (Main Photo).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

Fine Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.2 Using Knowledge of Structures and Functions
Achievement Standard:

  • Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas

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

  • Students understand there are different responses to specific artworks


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