Sunday, 30 June 2013

Washi Tape Classroom Decorative Ideas for Back-to-School

I am ordering some washi tape rolls to start a new chevron theme in my classroom. I love zigzag chevron pattern because it looks so crisp! I also like tiny polka dots but I think that for me, it would be best to stick to one pattern.

I will mostly use it for line borders of different sizes and colors for around my windows, bulletin board display areas, library shelves and white boards. You can put washi tape on anything, even for smaller projects like customizing classroom stationery - binders, folders, pen holders, etc. 

Washi tape is better than adhesive decorative paper rolls because it is made from Japanese rice paper (which gives it that extra thickness and durability) and it peels off easily without leaving any residue behind.

Here are different colors and styles that are available:
   

It can also be used for color-coded labeling, graphing up weekly timetables and for time-stamping items.
Get instant Days of the week headers with washi tape Date labeling washi tape for classroom use

These below are specifically suited for classroom use and are so cute!
A B C washi tape for classroom use Fall themed washi tape for classroom use metric rule washi tape

I'm just sharing a few of the ideas I saw on Pinterest, and two of my own, below:

Reusing containers with a washi tape makeover


  
Washi-tape in the classroom

4 comments:

Holly C. said...

I am thinking of using it to section off my whiteboard. It shouldn't leave a residue and be easy to change when needed.

Lisa Blair said...

Where did you order your washi tape from?

Teacher Nyla said...

Hi Lisa, there's http://www.downtowntape.com/ which has a very extensive range and all of the colors you see in the blog post above are available at amazon.com. Just click on the images. - Nyla.

Anna Lynn said...

I just saw a bunch of cute patterns of Washi tape at Walmart yesterday, made by Scotch.

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