Picture Frame with Personality
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Picture Frame with Personality

Age Range: 9-12
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: Yes
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Material List

  • Wood Frame
  • Flat Paper Stickers of Choice
  • Photo
  • Mod Podge® Classic
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Scissors

Developmental Skills

  • Fine Motor
  • Visual/Spatial
  • Social/Emotional

Project Instructions

  1. Have students brainstorm and find pictures that relate to self and personal character traits. (Pictures can be found in newspapers or magazines, personal pictures, etc.)
  2. Trim pictures to show details. Pictures can be cut out exactly or left whole as students choose. (Best pictures are 1–2 inches in size.) Have students save scraps as they can be used as background filler on the picture frame.
  3. Lay out pictures on frame, layering and filling in with scraps to make a collage of personal images. When students are satisfied with layout have them begin to paste images and backgrounds on the frame using Mod Podge®.
  4. Using stickers, students should pick out personal character traits and attributes and add them to the collage. Additional words can be created with letter stickers. If needed, words could be created and printed from a desktop publishing program.
  5. Cover the frame using Mod Podge®, following label instructions. Allow to dry. (Recommended drying time is 15–20 minutes between coats.) Have students place personal picture into frame and display in classroom.


For an extension, students can prepare an oral or written report detailing their project that explains their personal character traits and attributes.

Craft Notes

Adult supervision is required at all times.


This project will encourage student creativity and self-expression. Students will reflect on their positive character traits and then make a frame that showcases these qualities.

When they have finished their frames, have students answer the following writing prompt:

Choose one of your character traits and write a paragraph on the ways in which you have demonstrated that quality in the past.

Let students take home their frames to share with friends and family.