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Saturday, March 28

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Animal Print Frames

Create your own picture frame with wild prints.

Grade Level: 1st-7th
Category: General


  • Yellow or Orange Pre-colored Popsicle Sticks (4 per child)
  • Large Plain Popsicle Sticks (4 per child)
  • Black or Brown Markers
  • Various Colors of Paint (white/yellow/black/brown)
  • Paint brushes
  • Tacky Glue 


Frames Made with Pre-colored Sticks (for 1st-4th grade)

  1. Have children draw an animal pattern, using the markers, on the four sticks – on both sides – on the orange they can make tiger stripes and on the yellow- giraffe pattern or cheetah patterns
  2. Glue the four sticks together to create a frame. (For 1st-2nd graders- will need adult help gluing frames together)

Frames Made with Plain Sticks (for 5th-7th grade)

  1. Have children paint the four sticks a base color (white- if a zebra – as seen in the example)zebra-frame
  2. Once the base coat is dry- then they can paint on the pattern.
  3. Once the paint is dry- glue the four sticks together.