Fun, Easy, Longlasting Student Work Display

With Open House just around the corner, I thought I would bring a fun little display idea that I originally posted on Classroom DIY.   Basically, it is an ongoing, create it and forget it bulletin board that eventually becomes a work portfolio for the students.  What could be better (or easier?!)

 To create this little piece of displayable art, you will need the following things:

  • construction paper 11" x 14"
  • tissue paper
  • paintbrush
  • glue
  • lamination
  • two prong fasteners 
  • hole punch 

Then, follow these steps:

Step 1: After gathering all of the materials, the students will use the tissue paper to create a collage on the construction paper.  


Step 2:  To create the collage, brush glue on the paper.  Then place a piece of construction paper over the glue.  Brush glue on to the tissue paper.  Then layer another piece of tissue slightly on top of the first piece and brush glue over it.  Continue in this manner until the entire paper is covered.

Step 3:Cut off any hanging pieces of tissue paper and laminate.


Step 4: Punch two holes, the size of the prong fasteners, to the top of the laminated project.

Step 5: Punch holes in your paper the same width and, viola, you have a display that can easily be changed out...just by opening up the fasteners!


I use this on my walls that can not be stapled into.  It is a great way to house on-going writing projects in an attractive displayHere are a few projects that my students did (before we laminated them) so that you can see the variety and creativity they can produce.


  1. I love this idea! I'm going to be teaching Language Arts to grades 5-10 next year, and it seems like this might be a great way to display writing pieces without taking up too much space. I also love that I wouldn't have to change out my displays!! Thanks for sharing the idea here.

  2. I love this idea! How would you recommend doing this with two separate classes? Also, where did you get the prong fasteners?

  3. What did you use to hold these up on the wall? Thank you!


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