Look What We Made...

I had so much fun with my new kiddos during my first 3 days of school. We did so many fun activities and projects during our first week. At the beginning of each year, I have my kiddos draw Self Portraits. For an added touch this year, I had my kiddos make their very own frames to accent their portraits. 

Here's how we made them...

On the first day I had my students each pick one piece of construction paper. After school I cut the paper to be 8 1/2 x 11 and copied the following on to each.
                                          {Click Pic to Share!!!}

The next day we made the frames. 
I had my kiddos fold their papers in half, like so....

...and cut out the middle rectangle.

Then they folded them to make an 'L' shape. 

From there, they cut their own design around the edges.

And voile!!!

Last, they added them to their Self Portraits. 

Don't they look beautiful???


  1. Your portraits look fantastic! I love the frame idea and it looks so easy. Thanks for the step by step directions. ~ Amanda @ The Teaching Thief

  2. Such a cute idea! I love student art work! I wonder if my middle schoolers would be interested in this? We shall see how I can work this into what we are learning!

  3. FAB U LOUS!!!! I LOVE these!!! I might have to steal this idea!!!

  4. Cute! Students love for it to be "All About Me"! I think it is a great intro to Memoir in Reading and Writing Workshop.

  5. These are so cute and the directions are so simple to follow! I love things that kids make themselves!
    The Write Handed Teacher

  6. I love these!!! I am going to make these frames with my students when I go back, thank you so much for sharing--I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!

  7. I love this! What an easy way to really dress up student work! Thanks for sharing!

  8. What a great idea! I was so excited to come across your blog. Most of the blogs I've found have been geared towards kinder and first!

  9. wow,so simple and creative and cute!Thanks for sharing!

    Enjoy Teaching English

  10. Super!! So easy and cute. thanks for the inspiration!❤Pat

    A Time to Share & Create


    Fabulous 4th Grade

  11. I frame pics of my students too... as seen here http://asurvivalguidetomiddleschool.blogspot.com/2011/08/day-1-middle-school-set-up.html ......but i think i might re-do all the frames and make them by hand like yours! great idea!

  12. Fantastic idea. So simple and beautiful result! Love the symmetry!

  13. I love this idea! It's simple, yet gives great results!

    Amy @ First Things First

  14. Thanks for the printable and tutorial- adorable!Primary Practice

  15. Hey girl,
    Love these!! Made these and posted about them....told everyone where I got the idea and to come check it out here:)))

    4th Grade Frolics

  16. I love this so much! Thanks so much for sharing! I keep going back to it to make sure I'm doing it correctly : )


  17. Thanks so much for the portrait frame idea! You are so creative! Thanks for the step-by-step directions. I love the fact that my 4th graders will be able to make their own frames,too! Love your ideas!

  18. THis is PRECIOUS!! Thanks for sharing the idea! Just Pinned it! :)

  19. This is lovely, it looks great, I am sure to try this!

  20. We did this today and they turned out fabulous. One of my students did a castle-like edge!

    Chickadee Jubilee

  21. my God! thats a terrific idea. thnx alot dear.... got so much 2 do now with those naughty kiddos :)