• Pages

  • 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?
  • Activities

  • 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.

Exam preparation

There are moments that you have to make yourself happy…..  

A display on Exam preparation is, to me, not exactly the most exciting topic, or to say it plain….it doesn’t rock my waka (:-)

To give myself a great time and do a proper job I decided to create a display that would show joy as well as covering the serious topic of studying for an exam and showing our students books on how to manage their stress

What you need:

   

  • 3 Styrofoam heads
  • Fabric  – I used fabric from previous displays and even a piece of fishing net
  • Motivational quotes from Google – Creative Commons
  • Printed light bulbs (Google)                                            
  • Bubble wrap (who hasn’t a pile in a cabinet?)
  • Shredded paper (mailroom or where the shredder is)
  • Cardboard boxes in different sizes and wrapped in paper
  • 3 Chopsticks
 

What to do:

  • Cover a pedestal or carton box with bubble wrap. Leave spaces open at the top so you can push the shredded paper into the openings. Staple the top if you have added the shredded paper.
  • Look in your cabinet of boxes for pieces of fabric that you can use as headcover. Be creative and bold, the most unusual fabric could make a great cover. If it makes you smile it makes your customers smile…..
  • Use styrofoam heads (or create laminated ones by using Google) and staple fabric to the top part. For one head I used fishing netting as a creative hairdo and it makes me smile every time I look at it
  • Put the heads on the pedestal or box and secure them with tape stapled to the box or pedestal. Attach a laminated light bulb to a chopstick and stick it on top or to the side of the head to create an ‘Aha, we’re seeing the light’ moment
  • Cover the neck of the heads with bubble wrap. Start with the perimeter so you can fill it with shredded paper or fabric or whatever you want to use without it spilling from the sides. Staple the bubble wrap to the neck to make sure the paper inside is secured

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