Hello and happy Saturday. As a teacher, I’m often asked to do crafty stuff even if it’s not for the classroom. A few weeks ago, for a party at the institute where I take Portuguese classes, I was sent this picture to make a Bingo poster. I wasn’t sent a source so I have no idea who came up with the original poster, but in all honesty, I think it looks plain tacky.
I know non-teachers can see this and think “wow, there’s a lot going on,” but if you’re a teacher, then you know that the key to make an elaborate poster is to go step-by-step. I decided to keep the original idea of the poster, but to make it classier, you know? The elements would still be there (except for the giant head on top), but they would look better. In today’s post I’ll show you how I made my own Bingo poster, and of course, I’ll share with you the end result. Let’s get started, shall we?
The first thing I did were the letters, which I got from Life Over C’s. I colored them using jumbo markers. Now, when I say I did everything step-by-step, I mean I actually worked on each element and once I had everything ready, I glued it to a cardboard. That way, I avoided stuff falling out or getting wrinkled before the big Bingo day.
I went for a whimsical, multi-colored themed for this poster because I think part of the problem with the original one was that the colors were too opaque.
I printed these two cards from myfreebingocards.com and colored them using India ink markers.
With the remaining paper I made the chips, using the same colors I did for the cards.
This here is the end result. I think the light blue background makes the other colors pop. I added some banner-like thingies in the corner to make it look more like a fair stall, and kept the multi-colored vibe.
I think it keeps the elements of the original poster, but it’s a lot friendlier because the colors are way more vibrant, and it looks like something I’d make for one of my classes, so I’m pleased with the end result.
Is there any poster you’d like to re-create or simply make from scratch? Let me know and I might help you with it!
Love, Miss Camila