A display to support the Rugby World Cup showcasing the All Blacks but it could be any teams that you would like to highlight. Or for a general sporting display you could keep it general and show a selection of famous – or not so famous – sportspeople.
Because I show the all the members of the New Zealand All Blacks, the display has a crowded appearance, but the boys are standing out from the board by use of curled wire that gives them a nice swing…..
A great way of giving your display a 3D effect. It really works!
What you need:
- A poster or book or images copied from internet featuring all players
- Name tags (printed and laminated)
- Metal wire. Make sure it is not too thick because that’s hard to attach.
- Rugby background, or soccer of tennis or whatever you want to display
- In this case, I used rugby balls – Google images, large – enlarged on the copy machine and laminated
but you could add some balls or tennis racket or badminton shutes
- Image of the rugby cup or any other trophy
- Copy a slogan from a rugby magazine or make up a title – I used the slogan: Winning is everything
- Black background paper or card (or whatever color you prefer)
- Carton boxes
What to do:
- Attach the flags to the board, I tied a cotton wire around the plastic handle, stapled that to the board and covered it up with black card so that it is hardly noticeable.
- Staple the rugby balls in a half-round circle to the board, use one staple – later on you can staple them to their final place – staple them a bit bulging, to make them look like a ball instead of a flat image
- Cut the images from the book and make sure you attach the names to them with a paperclip (you can do this in advance)
- Collect rugby information you want to display
- Cut of 20 cm of the metal wire for each player and curl it around your finger to make nice corkscrew wires
- Cover the board with black or preferred color wrapping paper or card
- Attach the curled metal wire to the back of the players with tape and use the same tape to attach them to the board – Because the players stand off the board a bit you can see the tape….. I covered that up with little pieces of black card stapled over the attachment
- Staple the pool sheet or other material to the board
- Copy the A, B, C, and D pools as well and stapled their images to the board
- Cover the cardboard boxes with matching paper and use access images to make them match the display
Stand back and move or re-arrange players if they are not quite in the right place. Get your books out and place them on the shelves. The students will love it!!!