It can be difficult trying to figure out how to display student work in cute and creative ways throughout the school year. If you are having trouble figuring out a fun and easy way to display student work, then this post is for YOU!
This display will make each of your students take great pride in what they complete. They will absolutely love showing off all their hard work and effort. My students loved our display for student work and honestly, kids from other classrooms enjoyed it too.
It is fairly easy to set up and can easily be reused year after year. It is also something that you can easily prep during the summer and have everything ready to go. What is not to love?!
Watch Student Work Display
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Materials Needed to Display Student Work
- foam sheets or file folders
- clothes clip art
- hands template (see below)
- paper or card stock
- clothes pins
- laminating pouches
Preparing to Display Student Work
- First you will need to print and cut the hands template (shown below).
- Next, you will trace the hands either onto file folders or foam sheets. You will need to do this for each kid in your class.
4. Next print off clothes clip art or an image from the Internet. For this post I used Whimsy Clips, but there are many options to pick from. Print out the clothes and laminate for extra durability.
When teaching, my classroom had a zoo theme. I found a cute zookeeper outfit online using only the shirt and shorts. Find what works with your taste and classroom theme.
(If you use the clipart above or something similar here are the exact dimensions that I used: Make the pink shirt dimensions 6.6 height by 8.18 width. Make the green shirt dimensions 8.54 height by 8.22 width. Make all shorts 4.93 height by 6.2 width.)
After you get the clothes printed, attach the shirt and shorts together and laminate for extra durability.
5. Glue hands to the clothes. You will want the clothespin to be hidden behind the hands once the display is all set up so glue accordingly.
Before the school year began, I had the kids set up in the hallway (like picture above). When spacing the first few, I made sure that I had enough room to clip a large piece of construction paper sideways. Obviously, you may not have that much space. Just do what works for you and your classroom.
I found the best way to attach the kids to the wall was using Removable Mounting Squares. They can withstand the weight and last throughout the school year. They can also easily be removed without making a mess and/or tearing up paint from the surface it was attached to.
I took head shots of all my kids the first week of school. You will want them to be quite large so adjust using PowerPoint or a similar program. I usually make the faces huge so that they fill the entire 8.5 x 11 inch page. I think it makes it look funny and the kids LOVE it. All that is left is to print them out the faces and laminate.
Once the heads are cut out, attach them to the bodies and your student display is ready to go!
As your students compete work, you can have them hang it up for all of their friends to see.
Even though there it takes a little bit of time to get this display ready to go, I promise that it is definitely worth it!
When you are done with the displays you can store the materials for next year or give the displays to your kids at the end of the school year.
Looking for some products for your student to hold?
Download Your Student Display Template Below!
Can you not find a resource that you would LOVE to have for your classroom? Contact me and I would be happy to make it for you.
Click the picture below to download. You will immediately be redirected to the freebie.
I hope that you and your students enjoy this fun way to display their hard work this year!