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    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.

Poster surrounded by torn layers of paper

To make a statement even with the simplest of posters layer it with different colours paper and tear it back. It adds drama and attracts instant attention.

What you need:
3 or 4 different colours of paper, 1 for the background and 2 or 3 to staple over the poster.
Ribbon to finish the edges of the display.
Poster (s)

What to do:
Staple paper for background to the display board and finish off the edges with ribbon.
Staple the poster in the middle of the board. Remember the tip about eye-level focus point? Staple 2 or 3 layers of different coloured paper over the poster (the coloured side of the paper facing the board) and use the colour of the background to cover the different layers (coloured side facing you). Use lots of staples around the edges of the poster to secure it well (guess where to staple as you can’t see it).
Use ribbon to finish the edges of the last layer.

In the centre of the layers carefully cut a hole through to expose the poster and tear the parts of the different layers to all sides. Be careful not to tear the paper further than the edges of the poster. Be careful not to damage the poster when cutting the hole. Curl the pieces of paper outside so that you see the colours and staple them to the background. Make sure you can see all the different layers of paper by stapling them in slightly different directions. Let some of the pieces hang down from the bottom.

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