This Dr. Seuss art project and gave our spread out school some much needed directions for a back to school night.
Our school has a modular classroom set up in California, we have a lot of long outdoor halls without much signage. Making signs for a back to school nite added some fun AND information for first time parents.
- Foam core
- Paper cutter or Xacto knife
- Assorted Sharpie markers
- Rubber bands
- I started with large sheets of white foam core, and chopped it into approx. 6″ wide strips with an old paper cutter. Two more chops made one pointed end.
- Each student got their own blank sign, and a lot of Sharpie markers to color with. I discussed the purpose of graphic design for a bit, emphasizing that signs are not just about making them pretty, but making them readable. Large letters and contrasting colors were always a good way to go.
- When the signs were done, I slip knotted two rubber bands together, and had the open loops go around our poles and then over the sign ends. Works like a charm and no wind has yet to blow them down!