This year for my welcome back bulletin board, I wanted to create something that was 3-D. After looking over the many wonderful ideas on Pinterest, I was inspired by this cute board. I know kids don't drink coffee, but I do know how much kids love a cup of hot chocolate. I didn't want it to be a Starbucks theme, but I did keep their color scheme (the colors also remind me of the Thin Mint Girl Scout cookie box!).
I used a brown polka dot border, hunter green fabric (approx. 2 yards), coffee cups with lids (bought at the dollar store), white pipe cleaners, coffee sleeves (thank you Starbucks!), and cream-colored cardstock.
To give the impression of tendrils of steam, I used one pipe cleaner per cup, folded them in half, and curled the ends, then taped the pipe cleaner to the inside of the coffee lid. I printed my students' names on the cardstock and glue-gunned each to a coffee sleeve. The cups were then attached by placing a pushpin on the inside of the cup. Another title for this style of bulletin board could be "Warming Up to a New Year." Sue