Now who does not like Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! I saw this idea on the internet and loved it. I tweaked it by using black butcher paper for the backdrop to make the letters pop which I think it did.
For the tree, I cut three various sized pieces of brown bulletin board paper and stapled them on top of each other to create the bark of the tree. For the leaves, I cut five separate leaves and layered them in a way to create the top part of a tree.
I used the die-cut machine to cut the first letter in each child’s name and printed out the rest of their names. The beginning letters were glued to the names and stapled around the board.
The title was made by using the die-cut machine to cut out yellow letters. As always I glue each word on construction paper and laminate it to keep for the next year.
I made this board once at the beginning of the year and the next year I made it to showcase the children’s name writing skills.
All you need to do is make popcorn shapes; you will need one for each child and a bunch of other pieces to fill the bucket. Make a big popcorn bucket from white butcher paper and paint red stripes on it. I think that blue is a great color for the background.
If you do this board for the beginning of the year, type and print out the children’s names and paste each name on a popcorn shape. But if you do it during the year, then have the children write their own names on the popcorn pieces.
And now put the board together!
I got the idea for this board from the internet but added a little twist to it. Before putting up the board, it is best to prepare the crayon box, crayons, and title.
- I made a 3D crayon box by using small box lids ( empty tissue boxes should work too). Place the boxes in the shape of a crayon box then tape them together. Cover it with yellow butcher paper and draw the details to resemble a box of crayons. The top part is made of butcher paper and it is taped to the box. I also add a thin piece of paper along the bottom of the box which is stapled to the board.
- Make a crayon for each child and remember to use various vibrant colors. Type and print out the children’s names to paste to the crayons. Don’t forget to laminate them!
- Use the die cut machine to cut out the title. I used yellow for the title because it looks great against the black. Paste the words on black paper and laminate them. Now it is time to put the board together. The best color to use for the background is black. After putting up the black butcher paper, staple the top and bottom of the crayon box to one side of the board and the title on the other side. Scatter the children’s crayons around the title. Don’t forget the boarder!