Make a wild selfie frame

This simple and fun activity is a great way to take wild photos of yourself, your friends and your family whether indoors or outdoors. You could also use these to frame nature finds, or the lovely views that you might see during daily walks.


Leap Frog Wildlife Watch selfie frame © Catherine Leatherland

What you will need:

  • Cardboard
  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • A ruler
  • Paper (optional)
  • Natural objects (leaves, twigs, shells etc – optional)
  • Glue or tape
  • Crayons
  • Magazine cuttings (optional)

How to make your wild selfie frame:

  1. Measure the frame size that you would like onto a piece of cardboard and carefully cut this out. Alternatively, measure out smaller pieces and stick them together at the corners to make the frame.
  2. If using indoor materials: gather a selection of wildlife magazine cuttings, drawings, stickers and anything else your would like to use for decoration. Arrange these around your frame and stick down.
  3. If using outdoor materials: gather a selection of natural materials such as leaves, twigs, shells and seeds. Arrange these around your frame and stick down.
  4. If you would like a team building exercise you could make this into a race or a competition between two teams.
  5. Take your frame and strike a pose!
  6. If you would like a performing arts exercise, you could perform short pieces inside your frames – you could even film them. You could also have a fun photo shoot and then use the photos to make a collage.


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Time to complete

30 mins

Suitable for age

Suitable location

Resource Level

Curriculum linked

Technologies (craft and design)

Expressive Arts (art and design; drama)

Health and Wellbeing (mental, emotional and social wellbeing – teamwork and relationship building)

Numeracy and Mathematics (number and measure)


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