I literally returned over a hundred dollars worth of Seuss supplies that I bought when I thought I was using that theme. It is not fun waiting in the return lines of Dollar Tree, Michael's, Joanne's, and Target. However, I am happy to say that I am GOING WILD with the animal print theme! I love it- especially being able to use my favorite colors- purple and pink!- in a fun way.
So for all you wild things who are doing an animal print theme this year, this post is geared for you!
Yesterday I made a cheap sign to hang up in my classroom.
I printed the phrase I wanted in one of my favorite fonts- much cheaper than the letters that you buy at the teacher store! And since the black color of the font goes with the theme, I did not have to worry about using color ink to print!
Wild About Learning Poster (download through Google Docs)
I found this awesome animal print wrapping paper for $3.99 at Party City! I had a ton of paper left over after I finished this banner.
I measured how big I wanted the paper and spaced the letters out before I taped them down.
This entire project only took 35 minutes!!!
The longest part of the project was cutting the letters out! To save some time on this part, you don't even need to carefully cut out the letters and go in between the white space of the letter "A," for example. I found that the white paper of the letters and the white background blended together.
You can use this idea for ANY theme or colors that you have going on in your classroom. Just go look for some wrapping paper and inspiration will strike! :)
I hope you are inspired to make a cheap and easy banner for your classroom!!