Crafty bees/teachers — help with ideas, please!

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think they make chalkboard contact paper, so it would work like a chalkboard but then is removable as well. I saw it when school supplies were out with all the locker organization stuff, but I’m sure that it is sold online. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@peachacid:  I work with smaller kids so I would just be careful about hanging any glass that could fall and become a hazard. I know they sell cuts of chalkboard at home depot though… hmm

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Chalkboard contact paper is easy to use and less messy than paint. You can definitely stick or glue (if needed) to a glass surface (not the bulletin board as it’s not rigid enough to write on). That’s what I did and it works great for me. I use it to teach music notation to kids and it’s lasted about 3 years now.

I used a 20×30 frame, but you can use any size. The contact paper will stick nicely on glass or plexi glass.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@peachacid:  I don’t think the glass will work because chalkboard paint doesn’t work on slick surfaces.  I always like burlap as a background!  It’s cute and durable and it won’t fade.

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I work in a high school and any frames hung in the hallway would get destroyed and/or stolen within days – hopefully your student body is more careful and conscientious than mine! I use patterned fabric on my bulletin boards so it’s not as boring, and fabric is difficult for kids to mess up.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@ms_snugs:  +1, I thought the exact same thing. 

I know quite a few teachers who use fabric. I ended up just using the paper, but I used a bright paper with a colorful border. But I don’t use my bulletin board for anything eye-catching, so I wasn’t overly worried about making it really pretty.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

@ms_snugs:  

Yes, I was thinking about the frames or the glass getting broken too.  I wouldn’t suggest hanging frames up.  I work in a middle school, and I just don’t trust some of our kids.  They would vandalize it.  I like the idea of the contact paper.  Of course, since it’s the Christmas season, you could temporarily put up wrapping paper if you didn’t mind taking it down after December.

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