Fadeless® Black Shiplap, Insects Bulletin Board

1 - 2 hours

Insect Parts BB

This interactive bulletin board is a great way to engage your students and teach them about insects. It uses scannable QR codes and magnetic boards so your students to scan the codes to learn more about insects online and build and piece together insects. This hands-on board fits into smaller spaces as well!


Black Shiplap Fadeless® Designs Paper, 48" x 12', #P0056918 or 48" x 50', #P0056915

Bordette® Decorative Border, 2-1/4" x 50', Nile Green, #P0037124

Tru-Ray® Construction Paper, 9" x 12", Vibrant Assortment, #P102940

Pacon® Magnetic Dry Erase Whiteboards, 9" x 12", #PAC9006-10

Pacon® Card Stock, 8-1/2" x 11", Classic White, #P101188 & Black, #P101187

Small magnets



Double-sided tape (optional)

Cricut machine (optional)

Step 1

Cover bulletin board with Black Shiplap Fadeless® Designs Paper. To do this, first cut enough paper to cover the board. Find the center of the paper you’ve cut. Roll in edges in and secure at the bottom of the rolls with binder clips. Start securing the paper to the board by stapling at the top center. Roll the paper out to the left, stapling as you go. Roll out the remainder of the paper to the right stapling across the top. Then staple down the sides and bottom, smoothing the paper as you go along. Cut off excess paper around edges. (For our “How to” video go to: youtu.be/0BW84xgH3fo). Then attach Nile Green Bordette® Decorative Border around edges.

Step 2

Next prepare bulletin board components. First download and enlarge letter templates 200% and cut from Classic White Pacon® Card Stock. Or if using a Cricut use our files at: bit.ly/3yhuV2r. Attach letters to board.

Step 3

Use your state’s science standards and create the insect downloads that support your curriculum. Additional Resources: Download and print the three QR codes below and attach them to the board. These will be a great reference for kids to learn more about the bugs and insects on the board.

“Honeybee” National Geographic Kids

“Incredible Insects” National Geographic Kids

“Weird But True!: Insects” National Geographic Kids

Step 4

Attach three Pacon® Magnetic Dry Erase Whiteboards to the bulletin board. Using your state’s science standards, print and cut out bug parts. Attach a small magnet to the back and add them to the top two boards to let kids assemble complete bugs on the bottom board.

Step 5

Use this board as a great way for your students to interact with the content. They can use their tablets to scan its QR codes and use the magnetic pieces to assemble the insects.

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