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Creative Bulletin Board Ideas for Classroom

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A bulletin board (pin board, pin board, notice board, or notice board) is a useful tool for homes, classrooms and businesses, providing a place for displaying important messages and documents, as well as decorative elements like photographs. Many teachers rely on bulletin boards both as classroom decorations and instructional aids. These easily changeable classroom design pieces can help a classroom come alive and inspire learning and showcase students’ creativity in the classroom.

To create a awesome bulletin board for a classroom, all you need is imagination. In today’s post, we have some creative and pretty cute classroom bulletin board ideas for your inspiration. Take time to browse through these collections and get started to make a cool bulletin board to welcome your kids and have fun with them during this back to school time.

Up Balloon Bulletin Board

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You could write down all students’ names on the balloons and make a balloon bouquet for the classroom door to welcome your kids. source

“When you enter this classroom, you are ..”

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Such a creative and genius way to inspire students and set the tone for a wonderful year of learning! source

“Be” Bulletin Board Ideas

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Talk to your students about the qualities it takes to be a successful student. This is a great way to encourage the character traits you wish to see in your students and It is a perfect idea for your classroom door decoration. source

Superhero Themed Classroom Bulletin Board

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Show off your students’ best works with this mean, green and downright incredible board in the classroom. source

Winter Snowman and Snowflake Classroom Bulletin Board

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Minion Bulletin Board for the Classroom

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Every kid loves “Despicable Me”. Make this minion bulletin board in the classroom with the tutorial below. Every student will love it. source

“Fall” in Love with Learning Bulletin Board

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A Classroom Full of Stars

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Simple, striking and easy to make this stars bulletin board. source

Back-to-School Puzzle Bulletin Board

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Make your new students feel like a special part of the class with this creative puzzle board! Check out the tutorial here.

Candy Bulletin Board Idea

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Every teacher wants to give their new students a surprise on the first day of school. How about this candy board? New students will have fun finding their own names in the candy jar. source

Welcome To Our Colorful Class

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A great idea for a delightful and clorful classroom. You could write the students names on the paint splotches. source

Crayon Box Bulletin Board

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You can have your students write their names on the crayons and post them together in the classroom together with a crayon box. You can get a free printable for the crayon here.

Fish or Ocean Themed Bulletin Board

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You could invite your students to design their own ocean creatures and then post them on a basic board. This will be a classroom bulletin board full of your kids’ imagination. source

Exit Slip Bulletin Board with Five Focus Questions

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Reading Back-To-School Bulletin Board

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Invite your kids to display book covers of the books your kiddos will be enjoying throughout the school year on this colorful and eye-catching reading bulletin board. It makes a fabulous addition to your classroom or school library decor! Get more details here.

Bulletin Boards for the Science Center in the Classroom

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Love the design of magnifiers in this bulletin board. Look ! Who’s a Super Scientist? source

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Toddler DIY – Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts

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Welcome to the holidays, time for Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts.

Only this year, I have a toddler trying to help.

I went searching for kid friendly Christmas crafts and this is what I found.

I found the cutest ornament on Pinterest, so I figured I would give it a shot.

While I am putting the final result on my tree, this is totally a Pinterest fail.

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DIY Polish Star Christmas Ornaments

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My mother-in-law posted a link on Facebook the other day detailing how to make something called Polish Star Ornaments.

I watched the video and immediately fell in love with these easy, yet beautiful ornaments and thought how wonderful they would look on my Christmas tree.

Tradition of the Polish Star

In the Polish tradition of celebrating Christmas, the star has special significance.

On Christmas Eve the first star of the night is named “Gwiazda,” meaning “little star,” in remembrance of the Star of Bethlehem.

At the moment it appears, greetings and good wishes are exchanged.

Families then partake of the Christmas supper, “Wigilia,” the most carefully planned meal of the year.

Polish Star Ornaments

You will need the following supplies to make your Polish Star Christmas Ornaments:

  • A pen or pencil (to form the points)
  • Something sharp to poke a hole through the center of each piece of paper, I used a sewing needle, a toothpick would work too. If you use a compass to draw your circles, you can use that to poke a hole through the circles of paper.
  • Scissors
  • White Glue (to glue the points)
  • Jewelry Cord (to hold the pieces together, string, twine, ribbon etc. can also be used)
  • 2 Jewelry spacing beads, sequins, etc. (to keep the cord on both ends taught)
  • 5 Sheets of 8.5 x 11 Paper (scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, printer paper, brown shipping paper etc.)
  • A Compass or object you can use to draw around about 4″ wide, I used a cardboard ribbon spool
  • A Compass or object you can use to draw around about 1″ wide, I used a nickel

Instructions:

1.  Use a 3″ – 4″ circle (I used a cardboard ribbon spool that is roughly 3.5″) and draw 4 circles onto a piece of paper. Next, use your .09″ – 1″ circle (I used a nickel) and draw the inner circle in the middle of the larger circle. Do this on the remaining pieces of 8.5 x 11 pieces of paper for a total of 10-20 large circles.  Or use the template found here.

2. Cut the larger circles out.  Then Fold the circle in half, fold a second time in half (1/4), then a third time in half (1/8).

3.  Open your circles up. In the center of the circle punch, use a needle, toothpick, etc. to make a hole.

4. Cut along the folds almost to the center, but not quite all the way. You can see in the photos below where the cuts are made.

5. Put a small dab of glue on the point of one tab, then wrap the tab around a pencil or pen hold in place for a few seconds so the glue sets, do this for all 8 tabs. You can also do this without using a pen or pencil as seen in the youTube video posted at the bottom.

6. Slip a spacer bead onto your jewelry cord halfway down the cord (you can also use string, twine, thin ribbon etc.). I didn’t take a photo of this, so I used the diagram from diohomeimprovements.com.

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3 Simple Halloween Crafts to Decorate your Home

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At TotsFamily.com we like to get crafty but we are also a very frugal set of people.

When Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store challenged us to create a #SpookySpaces tablescape we couldn’t refuse.

Our table consists of three separate crafts which together make a lovely scene.

Or you can make just one or two of the crafts and add to your existing decor.

Looking for more Halloween ideas?

3 Simple Halloween Crafts To Decorate Your Home

Framed Holiday Quote

I love framed holiday quotes because you can customize and reuse it for every holiday table scape you create.

I chose the phrase ‘BOO’ for Halloween and decided to just use 1 letter per frame so it really stands out.

You could also choose whole words or phrases for each frame.

Instructions

I drew my letters, cut them out and glued them to a piece of Halloween craft paper.

Next, I trimmed my Halloween paper down and taped it to the back of the mat that is included in the frame.

I then assembled the frame back together and it was done.

Easy and effective. (You can reuse the frames with new paper for each holiday, accordingly)

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