Students in Mrs. Geissler's art class with their picture in the Christmas frames they designed.

Christmas Frames Activity

Materials Needed:

Cardboard frames with backs

Sponge shapes

Photo paper


Tempera paint

other decorative ideas you might come up with

Santa hat



Digital camera

Elf hat

Color printer


  1. Hand out frames to students.
  2. Make available the paint and decorating supplies for them to use.
  3. Take pictures of students wearing the Santa hat, or halo, or whatever they choose.
  4. Print out the pictures for students to place in their frame when they finish decorating it.


Rubric is based on effective use of color, balance, proportion, and use of space. Mrs. Geissler also takes into consideration how well the students stay within the Christmas theme while decorating their frames.

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