School Days Picture

School Days Picture lesson plan

Looking for a way to make your school photo look truly unique? Create your own one-of-a-kind picture frame to give as a gift or display at home.

  • 1.

    Measure your school picture. With Crayola® Scissors, cut heavy paper or cardboard to go on the back of your picture. Leave a wide border all around your photo so you can make a frame around it.

  • 2.

    Mount your picture in the middle of the backing with a Crayola Glue Stick. If you wish, decorate the area closest to your photo with Crayola Crayons.

  • 3.

    Use different colors of Crayola Model Magic to form a border around your picture. Damp Model Magic sticks to itself, so just press the sections together. You could add borders around the edges of the frame. You might want to decorate it with small replicas of sports equipment, music notes, or other symbols of your talents.

  • 4.

    To write words or numerals, roll a contrasting color of Model Magic into snakes. Spell your name, school name, or the year, for example. Gently press them on your damp frame. Air-dry the frame.

  • 5.

    Use Crayola School Glue to attach the frame to your mounted photo. Air-dry the frame. It’s ready to wrap as a gift—or to keep as a memory of your school year.


  • Children measure their school photographs and cut mounting paper with a wide border for a frame.
  • Students design and create a unique picture frame suitable for a gift or family keepsake.


  • Read a biography of a famous person and draw a portrait of them. Use Model Magic to create a frame for your portrait. Include sculpted pieces that represent important aspects of that person’s life.
  • Design these frames for all the art that you create. Decorate frames for family photos. Model Magic is so light you can add magnets and hang your work on the refrigerator!