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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.

Myths and Legends

Put pictures of Excalubar, Jason and a couple of legendary Maori chiefs on a display board and you can create a colourful display about myths and legends. Not to mention the possibilities that Chinese, African and Aboriginal dreamtime stories offer.

Get all your myths and legend book off the shelves and display them in front of some legendary figures. Success assured!!!

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What you need:

  • copied and enlarged images myths and legends books
  • coloured paper
  • gold coloured wrapping paper
  • blu-tack/stapler/tape/guillotine/scissors/ruler

What to do:

Myths and Legends display I used gold coloured wrapping paper on all three boards but created on each board a different colour border.

I used images from a previous display (stored in our display cabinet) and copied from our library books. If needed I enlarged the images and together they make a very powerful display. Some of the images were pasted over the borders to create an atmosphere of freedom and a beyond the horizon feeling. 

Myths and Legends display; staple examplestaple exampleThe staples are hardly visible because I used the lines and shapes of the images to staple at and that deceives the eye.

The clear lines, bright borders and plenty of room between the images create a sense of space. It makes this display very accessible.  

To view larger images of displays click on:                                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gr8displays/

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