Materials Needed: copy paper/card stock, paint, ribbon, lamination, scissors, & tape
These are my favorite classroom decorations! (see photos of my classroom in the Preview File)
Classrooms seem much cozier and inviting when students’ artwork decorates the walls. I created these Flip Flop classroom decorations out of desperation several years ago when I moved to my current school. After touring the campus, it seemed like everyone else’s classes were fully-decorated and so well put together. They almost had that Interior Decorator feel. I, too, wanted that feel and look... stylish and put together, yet cozy and inviting.
Store bought decorations didn’t create the feel I wanted, not to mention, they were also expensive. Plus, there was so much white space in my room to fill! I needed something cheap, cute, and something that would fill up a lot of the white space. Thus, the Flip Flop idea was born.
Included in this download are 3 different-sized flip flops (different options depending on the size feet you teach). I had my 4th grade students paint these flip flops (largest size) with water colors in a matter of minutes, and these same flip flops have been in my room for 10 years now!
I went with a blue/green color scheme for my room decorations, because I knew that it would help me achieve that unified, put-together feel.. I decided upon blue-green water colors in order to coordinate with the pre-existing turquoise cabinets. I created about 60 flip flops total and made a border that walked around the top perimeter of my entire room!