Not all bulletin boards are created equal. In fact, bulletin boards don’t even have to be covered in paper these days. How does that work? This idea by Mandy, a 4th Grade Teacher, from Brewton, AL explains how teachers can make their bulletin boards pop with effective educational content in a whole new way. Check out these painted bulletin boards!
Painted Bulletin Boards
“Last year, I skipped bulletin board backing and painted all of my bulletin boards with leftover semi-gloss paint from a house remodel,” Mandy explains. “Now, instead of changing out faded, hole-y paper every time I need a switch, I only have to change borders and content. The painted displays are super-easy to clean; little handprints or stray pencil marks are gone with the swipe of a wet wipe!”
While Mandy used semi-gloss paint, it would be fine to use a high-gloss paint, as well. Flat paint makes it a bit difficult to get stray marks off and clean it effectively, but if that’s what you have left over from a project, feel free to use it. Before you paint, always check with your school to make sure that they’re okay with you altering the board surface.