My goal for the Makerspace area was to inspire creativity. After putting up the tan LEGO wall, I thought I really needed some color on the off-white walls. I found this poster online which originally sparked the idea. I easily could have bought the print, framed it, and hung the poster up in the Makerspace. However, I felt it would be more powerful to MAKE the posters myself.
-I bought six canvases from Wall Mart (12" x 16")
-I bought some acrylic paint (Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, and White)
-I used a Circuit and some white card stock paper
-1 jar of Modge Podge
First, I used the circuit to cut out the words words Dream, Invent, Make, Question, Learn, and Design in different fonts. I made sure that each word fit on the canvas appropriately. Then, I painted each canvas with acrylic paint. Once I let that dry, I used Modge Podge to stick the words on top of the canvas.
While these first six paintings are all my own, I am excited for school to start and get some new canvas ideas. I can envision having students create their own backgrounds and adding canvases that say words like Collaborate, Discover, Explore, and much more!
This burst of inspirational color makes me excited for the school year to start and kiddos can finally start using this space!