Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Fun with Foam Board.

In this post I mentioned how I like to sketch out my ideas for a bulletin board to help me plan what I want and need. Well all my sketching has led me to need several things: 1 jellyfish, 1 octopus, 1 sand castle, and 1 sun. That list could still grow at this point, but for now that's where we stand.

One of my first few days on pinterest I came across this photo:
(original photo from here.)


I thought this would be a perfect solution to the lack of ocean themed job bulletin board sets I was finding. This octopus was cut out on bulletin board paper and laminated. The more I thought about it I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to make my octopus as large as I wanted it & still be able to laminate it. [Insert an abundance of foam board]

I was in Michael's and found foam board 50% off and then I had a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase including sale items. *perfect* (remember, I said I never go there without a coupon in hand!)

So far I have made my jellyfish:


I plan on using my jellyfish on my word wall bulletin board at this point.

And my octopus:


The octopus will be used for our classroom jobs. I am planning on using these buckets and shovels from Miss Kindergarten for my jobs. I liked the idea of the octopus AND her buckets and shovels, so I figured, why not? An octopus can hold buckets!

I feel like my octopus is missing something though. Hopefully I'll be able to show you what these look like on my bulletin boards very soon!

4 comments:

Teacher Tam said...

That is super cute! Thanks for the idea. I am doing a safari theme this year, so maybe I can do a giraffe for the jobs. I am super excited to get started on that! :)

erin. said...

A giraffe would be so much fun! And using foam board is great! It's durable for a bulletin board and you'll have to use over and over again!

Another cute idea for a safari theme (and this could be jobs or birthdays) would be palm tree(s) with swinging monkeys!

MrsMc said...

Wow! Super cute :-)

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