School’s almost over but there’s still enough time to create a fun display to keep your kids (and you!) motivated. This board was inspired by my students’ most recent essays about their favorite restaurants. Except for the background, all supplies were found at your local dollar store.
To create this display, you’ll need: 1) Approx. 2 yards of fabric 2) 4 plastic cups 3) plastic forks and knives 4) plastic straws 5) Ketchup/Mustard bottles 6) yellow or red yarn 7) paper plates 8) glue gun 9) pre-made border
Keep in mind that the color scheme of your “table setting” is really up to you. I had in my stash the red gingham fabric, so I decided on a red, white and blue scheme which matches with summer and the 4th of July.
The set-up took less than 30 minutes. Once you have your fabric and borders stapled, glue-gun the cups and utensils directly to the borders (avoid hot gluing the fabric!). Don’t forget to add a straw to each cup. Staple as many paper plates as you need to your board and serve your student’s “tasty” work on each plate.
For your board’s title you can use pre-cut font and or, if you have the time, you can get a bit crafty and create it yourself!
On some card board, write and then cut out your display’s heading or title. Cover the cardboard title with tacky glue and run the yarn around the letters of the title until you can no longer see any of the cardboard. It may look like a mess of white gunk and yarn, but let it dry overnight, you’ll find a beautiful heading in its place!
Lastly, pass some of the yarn through the mustard (or ketchup) bottle’s tip. Put a push pin inside the container to attach it to the board. Hang your title next to the mustard bottle and be sure drape the yarn onto the title, so it looks like the mustard is oozing out of the bottle!
Hope you’ve enjoyed this fun, easy, and most importantly inexpensive display board that will definitely wow your students!