Problem: I love cute and colorful bulletin boards but I don’t have a lot of time or money to spend on them.
Solution: With the number of hours a teacher spends in his/her classroom, I think it’s so important to have a fresh and aesthetically pleasing classroom environment. To put some color on the walls, quick, easy, and cheap bulletin board ides are a must! Here is how to make a 3D flower that will liven up a spring time bulletin board:
1. First, choose paper to use. Here I’m using wrapping paper but I’ve also made these flowers with newspaper and tissue paper. Generally, a lighter weight paper will give you a better 3D effect.
2. Then cut 4 squares out of your chosen paper. These are about 12″ x 12″ (they don’t have to be exact, I didn’t measure or use a straight edge). For bigger flowers cut bigger pieces. Stack the four squares together.
5. On the curved edge, cut out small triangle shapes.
6. Now you can open up your folded papers. Use a few staples or thumb tacks to secure them to your bulletin board in the center.
Here are bulletin boards I’ve made using this technique: