We Love Our Teachers! - Valentine's Day Bulletin Board

By kayla
Teacher Appreciation and Valentine's Day Bulletin Board Idea
Photo Source: mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Happy Valentine's Day!

Last Friday we had the opportunity to feature Lori's versatile Seuss-inspired bulletin board for February and March. Yesterday, the talented blogger at Mud Pie Studio sent us a photo of her newest Valentine's Day creation and, once again, we simply had to interrupt our President's Day line-up to share it! Yes, we know today is the day and it's too late to do anything about it, but we were thinking this would make a great addition to your inspiration folder or Valentine's Day pin board {for all you Pinterest fans!} for next year, or perhaps, you could use it for Teacher Appreciation in May! How adorable are the hand painted, polka dotted owls?!

We Love Our Teachers

  • Background: Cover the top half of your bulletin board with black background paper and the bottom half with white bulletin board paper.
  • Title: "We Love Our Teachers!"
  • Border: None needed. You might consider adding a black polka dot trimmer or another complimentary patterned border, if desired.
  • Decoration: 1) The Owls. Lori drew and painted each of the owl cutouts, laminating the dried prints so they could be used again. For those who find hand-drawing bulletin board accents terrifying, we suggest finding some cute owl clip art online - we LOVE these owls from Graphic River! - and using your classroom projector system to enlarge, trace, and paint. [NOTE: Think of the adorable, matching teacher notes, labels, etc. that you could make if you purchased the adorable clip art owls! It would make a FABulous Valentine's Day or Teacher Appreciation gift!] Of course, you could also find a template to print onto colorful/patterned paper. All you'd need to do is assemble and laminate! Here are some templates we stumbled across...
    Owl Valentine's Day Template and Bulletin Board Idea
    {via Classroom Compulsion}
    Valentine's Day Bulletin Board Idea and Owl Craft for Kids
    {via Bugs and Fishes}
    Valentine's Day Owl Template and Bulletin Board Idea
    {via Blue Purple and Scarlett}
    2) The Speech Bubbles. Cut speech bubbles (large ovals) from colored construction paper, penning or printing cutesy messages in each. Attach a speech bubble above each owl cutout and add a trail of mini bubbles (small paper circles) leading to each owl shape.

About kayla

Happily authoring posts about lesson plans, crafts, unique bulletin board ideas, and other helpful resources for SupplyMe since 2008.