Yay! It’s almost Book Week! One of my favourite times of the year in the library. This week I finished my Book Week display for this year’s theme “Curious Creatures, Wild Minds” and so far the students really seem to be enjoying it.
The display also doubles as a photo booth. During Book Week students will be able to step inside the display and have their photos taken. I then display the photos on the TV in the library. The students love seeing their photos and sharing them with their friends. The photos look fantastic when they are in their costumes for the Book Week Parade, and the kids really do love it. To show you the effect, I have added my daughter via photoshop.
To create the display I cut out a lot of tropical leaves. The larger ones I cut by hand and the smaller ones on my cricut machine. I also had some leaves left over from another display. It’s always worth keeping display items that are still in good condition.
I laid the leaves out on the floor at home to get an idea of how they would look and how many I would need.
Then it was off to school to start creating my display. Below is the area in my library that I use for my displays. As you can see it includes an oddly shaped wall, with lots of angles. Why do I use this space? It is the only large section of wall in my library.
My wall did make it a little tricky to hang the leaves, but with lots of blu tack and cello tape it turned out great!
I also draped vines from hooks on the ceiling. I cheated a little with the vines and bought those from a $2 shop. The one exception is the vine with flowers, which I made from strips of kraft paper twisted to create the vine, with paper leaves and flowers.
The grasses at the front of the display are strips of coloured paper glued to cardboard boxes.
Lastly I added some “curious creatures” to the display. The younger students at school have had fun finding the creatures “hidden” in the jungle.
Here are a few close ups of the display:
To fit in with the theme I will be dressing up as “The Man in the Yellow Hat” from Curious George. Have a great Book Week!
Looking for some crafts inspired by this year’s shortlisted books? Take a look here: | Puppy Dog Ear Craft Inspired by “When Billy Was a Dog” | Birdhouse Treasure Box Inspired by “Tilly” | Hot Air Balloon Craft Inspired by “Nop”