I was fiddling around with the first project for Grade One today. The theme for the year at school is "You are the Light of the World...Shine"
So this is the concept I'm working on.
My plan is to take photos of each of the kids striking some sort of pose... these are some of my kids from this summer.
I cropped them and then converted them to black and white with high contrast. I then printed them off....for school I think I'll use 8x10 for a larger poster.
Cut out...for Grade One I'll cut them out ahead of time.
If you turn them over you can get a good idea what they are going to look like.
Now you need some contact paper...you can pick this up at Wal mart or Home Depot. You want the repositionable one so you can remove it easily.
It cost me $4.99 for a 9 ft. roll.
Take a bit off the roll and lay down on a flat surface. I taped it down to stop it from rolling back up.
Now you can put a little bit of tape on your cutout....place onto the back of the contact paper and trace out.
Remove backing and place into position on paper...because its repositionable you can move it around if you need to.
Remove contact paper...you can keep this cutout to use over again if you wish. Store them on a piece of wax paper.
Here I was trying out different ideas...
I decided labelling them with each child's name which they could fill in with black sharpie.
I added the original cut out and the words "you shine"....I also added the year by my son's raised fist but I did this after I took the pictures
I still fiddling a bit with it...hope to post the bulletion board display when completed.