Max came home from school the other week with a cute little project that I thought I would adapt & share. It’s easy and versatile- I basically just scanned a fancy picture frame that can be printed out & filled in by little (or big) budding Picasso’s and Kahlo’s:
Or, if you prefer, some oval fussiness:
You can either print them out onto white paper, then let your little (or big) person draw their masterpiece within the frame, or, go a little further and print it on a color paper of your choice, cut out the middle, & frame around an existing drawing.
Just click on the above images to open them in a new window & print- I tried to get them the right size for printing, but you may have to resize beforehand- I would recommend doing a “print preview” to see if it needs adjusting, which you should be able to do from the preview screen. Let me know if you need help, & I’ll give it my best college try. Feel free to make several copies to give art projects a little added flair. This is Max’s self-portrait:
I was also thinking these frames might be cute for other paper projects, such as collages, silhouettes, etc. Have fun.
*** Update ***
You’ll have to resize the images from your print preview screen to at least 150%, but no larger than 167% for the rectangle, or 187% for the oval to get the most out of your 8½” x 11″ sheet of paper. Sorry for the confusion!