Lesson Plan Title : Lace Pictures

Age Range: Grade 3 through grade 5 (Elementary)

Overview and Purpose: Students create white pictures on a black background using paper doilies and construction paper. These pictures make great Valentine's Day gifts.

Objective: The student will be able to create a picture using paper doilies on black construction paper.


Paper doilies

Black construction paper




Have students make pictures by cutting out paper doilies into shapes and pasting them on black construction paper. Encourage them to be creative and make larger parts of the picture by using several pieces of the doily. When they are finished, have them frame them with brown construction paper and give them to their mothers as gifts.

Wrap Up:

The pictures could also be put in wooden frames with plastic over the picture instead of glass. You might want to provide different sizes of scissors for students to use when they're cutting the doilies. Smaller scissors will help them make more intricate cuts.