January 12, 2015

Monday Made It -- Easy Display Wall!

I had a problem the other day.......

You see..... I had an entire wall in my classroom that was completely blank! An empty, cream painted sheet rock wall.....void of color, encouraging words, posters, pictures and basically anything education related.  GASP!

Then I stumbled upon this image on Pinterest.......



And I was inspired....

And I thought....that looks easy....I can do that!

So I created this.........

Thank you Creative Art Teacher for the adorable doodle arrows!














Excuse my poor photography skills....in fact I had an up close picture of the wall....but it was REALLY terrible, so I will spare the damage to your eyes. Take my word for it!

Anyway, moving on.....

The wall was super simple to do!  All you need is:

  • construction paper
  • hot glue
  • hot glue gun
  • clothespins
  • lamination machine 

First, I laminated construction paper, and  then laid the paper out in the pattern I wanted on the wall.  Next, I hot glued the papers up in the pattern I laid out.  Then.....for my last step, I hot glued clothespins above the construction paper.

See....Easy Peasy!

Now my problem is solved (goodbye blank wall)......AND... I have a great way to display student work!

Check out other Monday Made It's over at 4th Grade Frolic's blog! :)




3 comments:

  1. I use something similar with plastic hooks from the dollar store and binder clips. Have your students be responsible for putting the work up themselves. Even easier

    Cheers,
    Mrs. Harris
    www.mrsharristeaches.com

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  2. Did you hot glue the construction paper directly onto the wall?

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    1. Hi Melanie,

      I actually was able to staple the laminated color papers to the wall--because the back wall in my classroom is sheet rock. However......if it wasn't sheet rock, I would have hot glued the colored papers onto the wall. You want the colored papers to stay permanently.....so staple, hot glue....whatever works with your classroom wall.

      Katie

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