Family Message Board
Age: Preschool and up
Time: An hour or more
Type of activity: Arts and Crafts
This project makes a great wall decoration and you may never forget another appointment!
· Heavy cardboard (several sheets)
· 15 sheets of newspaper
· A piece of fabric 18" x 23"
· Thick, tacky glue
· Push pins
What to do:
Step One: Cut the newspapers and cardboard so that each sheet measures 8 1/2" x 11.
Step Two: Lay the fabric flat on a table and place the stack of newspapers in the center.
Step Three: Place a sheet of cardboard directly over the newspapers.
Step Four: Carefully bring one side of the fabric over the cardboard edge and glue it in place.
Step Five: Repeat this step for each of the sides of the message board. Be careful to make sure the newspapers stay in place.
Step Six: Let the glue dry.
Step Seven: Wrap a few pieces of ribbon around the message board (widthwise or lengthwise) and glue the ends to the back of the cardboard.
Step Eight: Glue the remaining piece of cardboard over the back of the message board. This will provide additional support and hide the edges of fabric and ribbon.
Step Nine: Stick the push pins in the fabric. Now you're ready to post your messages, photos, and clippings.
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