September 5, 2015

Bulletin Boards Your Way!

Hi All!,

      This week I am linking up with Lucky Little Learners and Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd to talk Bulletin Boards!


      I am still in love with my room decor from last year.  I didn't keep my room exactly the same though.  I changed the bulletin board paper and borders to mix things up.  I kept the "Under the Sea" theme, but I wanted it to be more "Under the Sea-y."  Don't laugh, I am really going for calm and peaceful.  When you teach kids with autism, sometimes things get wild! =0)

      I used printable decor.  This year I wanted 2 BIG "mer-people" to go with my theme.  Of course they didn't exist, so I had to make them!  I love the way they turned out!  Now I'm going to show you how to make YOUR bulletin board YOUR WAY!

      If you can't find what you're looking for in the store, all you need is your favorite piece of clip art, lamination scraps, a black Sharpie, and a few pieces of colored paper!  Here is what you do:

STEP 1:
Grab your favorite piece or pieces of clip art and trace them!  I used these cute little mer-people from Educlips.  Just use a Sharpie and trace them onto scrap lamination paper.

STEP 2:
Next, you're going to need one of these.  What is this monstrosity you ask?  It's what they used before smart boards!  It's called an overhead projector.  There should be at least 1 or 2 hanging around your school somewhere.  Look in the storage closets!  =0)


STEP 3:
Next, place your tracing on the projector and project your image onto a wall.  This picture is dark because the image shows up better in the dark.

STEP 4:
Next, tape your paper to the wall and trace the image.  Seriously, if you can't find an overhead projector you can probably just tape your paper to a smart board and achieve the same results.

STEP 5:
You may need to trace parts of your picture onto different colors of paper to accomplish the look you want.


STEP 6:
Now just cut out your pieces and put them together!  I suggest gluing all of your smaller pieces onto 1 large piece.  You don't want a bunch of small pieces with nothing to stick them to! =0o

STEP 7:
Now stand back and admire your handy work!  

      For more bulletin board ideas visit my cute bulletin boards or classroom decor Pinterest boards.  You can also visit the classroom decor section of my TpT store where you are sure to find a FREEBIE or two!  I hope that you enjoyed this post and I hope that it will be useful to you when planning your next bulletin board!


      Thanks to Angie Olson and Ashley Schroeder for creating this party!  And special thanks to Educlips for the AWESOME clip art!  Keep the party going by visiting these terrific bloggers!







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