We started with painting the boards gray. Several coats. A lot of patience.
Then, I put vinyl chevron on each frame.
Now came the kids' favorite part--picking the color. I had some adventurous students who decided to use two colors. They had to be careful not to paint the sides. They did a lot better than I thought. I made a quick run to Haun's during lunch for sandpaper--and we had any mishaps fixed by three. We (meaning...me) have a slight chevron obsession this year, so the kids were pretty excited to pull off the vinyl and have perfect chevron stripes. We added their pictures---and I loved them. SOOO cute!!!
I just had to put them all up to enjoy, even if it was only for a few hours.