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  • Activities and Competitions

    Organizing activities and competitions can be fun but there are times you need some fresh input. In the activity drop-down menu below, you can find heaps of ideas. What about a Paper Plane Competition?
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  • TIP: Think inside the hat!

    Party hats, store-bought or made from pages of an old book or scrap paper are very useful for a display. You can staple the hat to the board as a container for whatever you want to showcase. Or hang them in front of the board filled with little notes, poems, toy animals or whatever takes your fancy
  • TIP: Staple at an angle

    Removing old display items will be much easier when you hold the stapler at an angle when you tack items to the board. The staples will stick out at one side - perfect to get hold of and pull them out when you change displays.
  • TIP: Use a glue gun

    Glue guns are the most fantastic tools for creating displays. You can attach all sorts of materials like hard plastic, metal, fabric and everything else you can think off. Be careful with your fingers (blow - blow) the glue is very hot and you easily get blisters
  • TIP: Create a 3D effect!

    Create a 3D effect by hanging objects in front of the display board, like fish in a Sea Life display or lanterns in a Spring or Garden display.
  • TIP: Don’t overdue it!

    Too much text, images or books on display too close together distract the eye. It all becomes a blur. Each object needs its own space. Think of a shop window that is more than full with appliances, you can’t distinguish one object from the other, while carefully placed objects attract the attention.

Christmas Tree – paper cones

Dilys Braithwaite,Teacher Librarian at Saint Kentigern College Boys’ School made this display for her Library. She used green A4 paper rolled into cones. ‘You have to cut the paper into squares and staple them at the seam”, she commented. She used her own train track for the track around the trunk. Kids can’t keep their hands off of it..



What you need:

  • 40 sheets of green A4 paper
  • Christmas balls
  • Christmas lights   
  • Tinsel
  • Books
  • Train set
  • Display board

How to do it:  

  • Mount the board on a table or against a wall
  • Drape the tinsel around the edges
  • Cut the A4 paper to make them square and staple them together at the seam to form cones
  • Staple the cones to the middle of the board in the shape of a tree
    Start at the top with 5 cones, second row with six and so on
  • Arrange the Christmas lights over the cones and space them out evenly so they are well balanced over the whole tree 
  • Hang the balls on some of the cones, just pinch the metal hook through the paper
  • Hang some balls on the tinsel surrounding the board
  • If you have slogans or Christmas cards you can staple them to the board
  • Place the train track on the table and arrange the books around it

Merry Christmas



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