Art Bulletin Board

by JOANN |

Item # 39913747P2
Beginner 1-2 Hours
  • Large bulletin board or trifold corrugated board
  • Rolls of colored paper in 6 primary colors
  • Small bottles of acrylic paint in the primary colors matching the colored paper
  • Roll of dark blue paper
  • Roll of white paper
  • Six 6” disposable paper bowls
  • Roll of craft paper (preferably cardstock)
  • 9”x 36” piece of recycled cardboard
  • Silver acrylic paint
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Medium paintbrush
  • Purchased letters for “Art rageous”
  • 1 skein inexpensive yarn
  • Glue stick
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • X-acto® knife
  • Metal straightedge or ruler
  • Cutting surface

  1. If using the trifold bulletin board, flip it over and reinforce it with packaging tape.
  2. Cover the bulletin board with dark blue colored paper.
  3. Cover the recycled cardboard with white paper.
  4. Cut the rims off of the paper bowls to be about 1” deep.
  5. Paint the bowls, each one a different color and set aside to dry.
  6. With your metal straightedge and X-acto knife on cutting surface make 6” wide strips of each colored paper. Make them as tall at your bulletin board.
  7. Hot glue the painted paper bowls facedown onto the white paper-covered board.
  8. Using your glue stick, attach the colored strips only halfway down the bulletin board onto the dark blue board where you are going to overlay the white paint set on top. Do not glue down the ends of the strips.
  9. Using your scissors, cut the bottom of each of the strips in a pattern to make it look drippy, like paint running down. Then finish attaching the paper strips onto the board.
  10. To make the paintbrush: make a cylinder with the craft paper as long as you desire to fit the space. Hot glue the seam.
  11. Make a small cylinder about 9” in length to fit onto the bottom of the brush. Hot glue the seam. Paint the small cylinder silver and let it dry.
  12. Attach the cylinder to the brown handle of the brush with hot glue.
  13. Cut a bunch of yarn about 12” in length and hot glue into the end of the brush.
  14. Attach the brush to the board with hot glue and and hot glue the brush part to the bulletin board in a swish grouping to look more like a paintbrush.
  15. Cut out paint blobs with the extra colored paper and attach to the board.
  16. Paint the letters or do a combination of purchased and painted letters to create your message.

JOANN Hacks:
  • Glue all of the base paper down with the glue stick to prevent wrinkles.
  • Glue all of your bulky or heavier paper items down using your hot glue gun.

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