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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.

GuRLzZOne – pink display with glitter and glamour

fluffy ball full size   Only for the GIRLZZZZ    

Sometimes girls need their own space with their own books containing information teenage girls are craving for. That might be fluffy novels or romantic poems but it is a fantastic opportunity to showcase informative books with serious topics such as self-harm, eating disorders or  dealing with (step) families. A great way to show the books that are available in a library or shop without being too serious about it.

 

  gUrlZz and pink R stiLl gOiN StrOnG  

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What you need:

A lot of pink or glittery materials such as:

  • pink striped wall paper
  • 2 pink crepe paper balls (needs to be unfolded)
  • 2 single strand pink butterfly Christmas lights – battery powered
wall paper half folded ball butterfly lights

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • String of Christmas lights 100 lights or less
  • 6 Iridescent silver paper spirals
  • lots of pink paper hearts (leftover from Valentines Day)
  • Title – made in Word and printed in A3 on yellow paper
voile with Christmas lights spiral hanging down pink heart

 

 

 

 

 

  • strips of tin foil
  • a couple of meters of pink voile fabric
  • strings of pearl or pink coloured necklaces (2 dollar shop)
  • Large paper bag with butterflies pattern (2 dollar shop)
     
yellow title

 

 

 

 

 

necklace paper present bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What to do:

  • Cover your display board with the wall paper
  • Fold out the crepe paper balls to full size and attach them to the shelf
  • Attach the spirals and the butterfly Christmas lights to the shelf

 

fluffy crepe ball attached batteries attach necklace

 

pink heart with tin foil

  • Cover the pink hearts with a strip of tin foil around the edges
  • Staple the hearts around the edges of the display board
  • Cut the paper butterfly bag so that  you end up with one large piece of paper
  • Use the butterfly bag as background for the title and paste the title onto it

 

edge of bag

 

  • Staple the title to the board
  • Drape the necklaces around the title and attach them to the board
  • Arrange the pink voile at the bottom of the display

 

voile with books left part display

 

  • Staple the Christmas lights to the bottom of the board so that it illuminates the voile
  • Put girly books on top of and half hidden under the voile
  • Put books on the display shelves

 

display without books


    Connect the lights and let it sparkle……

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