Silent auction idea- 5th grade art

A few years back I was the PTA president and organized the first school-wide carnival.

We organized a silent auction to take place during the carnival.  While I no longer organize the event, I do still help as much as possible.  This year I organized a few silent auction donations, including an art project created by my daughter’s 5th grade class.

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Let me start by saying this was a pinterest find that led me to the “Teach Kids Art” web site.  I purchased the full instructions so I don’t feel it is responsible for me to post a step by step with exact product names used.  I’ll share what was publicly shared by the “seller” and then a few things I needed to do with our piece.

I ordered the original picture from  I ordered a 24×32 but there are other sizes.  Also, AllPosters does offer sales/ discount codes quite often.  Just keep your eyes open.

I ordered the Yes Paste from amazon: Gane Yes All-Purpose Stik Flat Glue, 1-Pint

I purchased a frame at Michaels using a 40% off coupon.  If you don’t get a Sunday paper with their ad you can print one online.

I also bought a large 24×32 framing matboard in the frame area at Michaels.  I used a coupon on that as well.

We had 17 students in the class- I trimmed 2 inches off the edges of the print in order to cut even pieces.  At 6×6 squares I cut 20 pieces total.  I created 3 of the sections myself to complete the photo.

Once it’s framed you can’t really see the 1 inch black edges on either side.  The photo above was outside of the frame. I couldn’t get a decent photo in the frame because of the glass glare.

I thought the kids did REALLY well and the picture really doesn’t do this piece justice.  The superintendent outbid everyone so I’m hoping that means it will get hung in the elementary school for all to enjoy!

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