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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?
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.
Look around when you go shopping. Some creative shop owners have their windows beautifully dressed up.
And.....Keep an open mind for unusual, funny or cartoon-like images in magazines, books and daily papers like the image above that was featured on the front page of Canvas magazine, Cut them out or copy them and store them for when you need inspiration. One unusual image can be the base for an imaginative display. You don't need to do all the hard work yourself.
Cones are great for a display. You can staple the cone or party hat to the board as a container for whatever you want to showcase. Or hang cones or hats in front of the board. You can fill the cone with little notes, poems, little stuffed animals or whatever takes your fancy
TIP: Use old umbrellas as a display unit!
Old umbrellas with or without the fabric but with a good frame are fantastic as a display base
You can hang little objects like birds, light bulbs, little books, art objects etc from the frame. Voile fabric draped over the frame will give it an extra elegance.... let your imagination run wild and try it out!