My #Made4Math 4: Turning School Supplies into Art

If you’re a die-hard fan of the glue gun or taping your decorations to the classroom walls, please just bear with me on my motivation.

Check it:

Know what that is in the picture frame? (I mean besides the greatest Amazon princess ever) It’s a paper folder from WalMart ($1) inside a cheapo picture frame (maybe $3), hung up on a magnet thing I rigged up.

I abhor the glue gun as a tacky-but-effective way to get your stuff up on the wall. When I saw these DC Comics folders at WalMart I knew I wanted them to grace my walls but a glue gun would ruin the folders. But picture frames are almost impossible to use in public schools where the cinderblock wall rules the day. My room had this ugly metal ductwork running up one wall so I decided to make the most of it.

The rig (cause I already owned the magnet and needed a way to hang the frame on a piece of A/C ductwork):

The whole effect:

8 thoughts on “My #Made4Math 4: Turning School Supplies into Art

  1. Wow! These look AMAZING and expensive. I’m so impressed!

  2. Nice! Where did you get magnets strong enough to hold those up?

  3. The first thing I thought of when you said “Do you know what is in the picture frame? Besides [Wonder Woman]” was “Well, and eagle. And Solomon Grundy, obviously.”

    I mean, obviously.

  4. I love this… it looks like you spent a ton of money! Thanks for sharing your creation.

  5. Your superhero affinity may or may not have been the basis for my bulletin boards.

  6. I don’t think our Walmart has these cool “paper folders,” but I’ll be sure to look for them next time. I want these not just in my classroom, but in my bedroom too! ) #superherosrule

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