Saturday, August 21, 2010

Back to School Bulletin Board

I had this idea for a "Welcome Back" bulletin board for the school. My wheels started turning when I saw this awesome wreath...and I took it from there...

I went to our local craft store (Pat Catan's) and purchased solid wood 12" letters and painted each one a differnet color. I wanted to keep it bright and gender neutral, so I stuck with primary colors.

Then I hit the school supply section. Thankfully, I had extra glue sticks in my stash at home (with 3 in school, you have to keep stock...)
Took my hot glue gun and went to town...
I used what I had. It wasn't nearly as expensive as you'd think! The whole project cost under $25...
For this one, I cut up notebook paper and rolled it around a pencil and glued the end shut. I then took a MM spiral from one of their journaling notebooks, and hot glued it around the center.

This O is what started it all. It only took 42 crayons!
I wanted to use my giant pair of scissors for this...but I couldn't get it to stick. Mine are metal and it was too heavy. So the foam pair I picked up did the trick.

Give it a shot and do one for your school! Fingers crossed that the kids will love it when they walk in next week...




10 comments:

Nitasha said...

This is supercute! If I were a teacher, I would want to put this project in my classroomm too!

em said...

That is SO cute!!!

Miss Jaster said...

That is way too cool! :)

Debbi Tehrani said...

You are just so clever! Can you come to my classroom and do my bulletin boards? :)

Molly said...

If I was a teacher I would be sure to request the Turay kids very year!

borcherding said...

omg...SO CUTE!!!

Aubree said...

AMAZING project!!

kristine said...

Great idea! Love it!!

Kenny Strawn said...

This is supercute! If I were a teacher, I would want to put this project in my classroomm too!

cynthia said...

Were you spelling WELCOME? Where are the scissors at on what letter?