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    Organizing activities and competitions is fun but sometimes you might want some inspiration. I've collected ideas and posted them in our activity lists below. What about a Jelly Bean Competition?
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  • TIP: Keep an action list

    Make a rough sketch of how the display will look like. Write down what materials and tools you will need. Create a time-line / checklist: This week copying and laminating - Next week: buy or beg materials - Two weeks: covering display boxes with matching paper - Three weeks: collect books matching the display....
  • TIP: Staple at an angle

    Your job will be much easier when you hold the stapler at an angle. The staples will stick out a bit at one side - perfect to get hold of them with pliers and pull them out when you change displays.
  • TIP: Use a glue gun

    Glue guns are the most fantastic tools when 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 Summer Reading display.
  • TIP: Don’t overdue it!

    Too much text, images or books on display too close together distract the eye. 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.

National Poetry Day

 Hilly Coufreur of Cambridge Library – Waipa District Council send me these photos of her Poetry Day display.

Orange, yellow, dark green, pink, black, light green –  this display is one big party!!!!!!!

  A large poster to make clear what it's all about.

   

  

 

 

And a great sub title to direct the attention from poetry to treats   

Enticing images of all kinds of treats shattered over the fabric of the background

cupcakes

 

        lollies         

                                       buckets full of treats  

 

 

Soft romantic fabric covering the tables, a good background for the titles of the books.

All in all a fantastic display!!!

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