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Birthday Board Classroom Sign

Updated May 29, 2018
Birthday Board Classroom Sign
Birthday Board Classroom Sign
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Birthdays are very important to young children, and you can celebrate each and every one of your student's birthdays with this Birthday Board Classroom Sign. Make your students feel extra special with this birthday board that also makes a wonderful classroom decoration. Birthday ideas for your classroom can sometimes be hard to find, but this beautiful board is just what you need to remember everyone's special day! Make this classroom sign before the school year begins to make every student's birthday a cheery occasion. Write your own message on the canvas for a personalized touch your students will love to see from their favorite teacher. Not only is this board decorative, it will help you remember every child's birthday so you never have to worry about forgetting again!









 

Estimated Cost$21-$30

Time to CompleteWeekend project

MaterialsPaint

Primary TechniquePainting

Intermediate

Materials List

  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Sawgrass, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Summer Peach, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Chalkboard Multi-Surface Paint - Black, 8 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Jamaican Sea, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Peel & Stick Painting Stencils™ - Alphabet - Old School, 5/8"
  • Woodpile Fun™ 8” popsicle sticks
  • Stretched canvas 16” x 20”
  • Wooden circles
  • Eye screws
  • Wire
  • Wire cutter
  • Small hand drill
  • White chenille stems
  • Gold glitter foam sheet
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Flat brush ½”
  • Liner brush #1
  • Stencil brush ¼”
  • Chalk
  • Black permanent marker
  • Water basin
  • Foam plates
  • Paper towels

Instructions

  1. Paint twelve wood sticks with Sawgrass, Summer Peach and Jamaican Sea. When dry, paint Wicker White stripes diagonally to create candles.

  2. Stencil abbreviated months of the year on the candles vertically using Licorice and Peel & Stick alphabet.

  3. Drill small holes in both sides of wood circles. Paint using same colors as candles. Write children’s names with marker.

  4. Cut chenille stem into small strips for wicks. Cut out twelve gold glitter flames. Glue flames to wicks, then to backs of candles.

  5. Apply several coats of chalkboard paint to canvas allowing dry time between coats. When dry, condition the surface by rubbing side of chalk over canvas and wipe with paper towel.

  6. Insert twelve eye screws along one side of canvas. Create small ‘s” hooks from wire.

  7. Glue candles along opposite side of canvas.

  8. Write saying with chalk on canvas.

  9. Attach wood circles together with “s” hooks under appropriate months.

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This is a wonderful classroom sign but it could also be used to help remember the birthdays of family members as well. As my family continues to extend with the addition of wives and husbands, then grand kids I would be heartbroken if I ever forgot a birthday. I believe the little one will feel that much special to see their name posted in the home to help me remember their birthday.

As a former teacher, I spent a lot of money on decor for the classroom. Not a necessity but the environment of the room encourages a child to learn. This would have been a favorite of mine for sure.

This is so adorable! I am definitely send this to my cousin (who is a kindergarten teacher); this would be adorable in any classroom!

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