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Earthgirl60 10-05-2005 04:27 PM

Door Decorating Dilemma
Hi! Every year our school has a door decorating contest that celebrates Red Ribbon week which is Drug Free Awareness week. This year our theme is "If you're not drug free, you can't hang with me" or "Drug free, I CAN be anything I want to be". My problem is that this occurs during our open house and also two days before Halloween. I like to decorate during the month of October with fall colors and pumkins. Any ideas on how to incorporate both fall and the door decorating contest?

Jaime 10-05-2005 06:05 PM

Fall decor
How about having your drug free message in black letters and used orange background paper. That way you have Halloween colors.

Allison 10-05-2005 06:20 PM

You can count on us!
You can put bats or draculas on the door and its.."you can count on us to be drug free"

Teach 5 10-06-2005 05:03 AM

door bb
Scroll down to the bottom of the following website & check out the pictures of their fall doors with drug free themes.

sandra 10-06-2005 10:48 AM

How about having students decorate a paper t-shirt in a halloween/drug free motif and "hang" from a clothesline in the room.

speeder1 10-06-2005 06:26 PM

Last year I used "You would have to be BATTY to use drugs". I took brown paper and twisted it to make a tree up the corner by my door and then branched out with several more twisted pieces to make limbs. I then had kids to color bats in different poses hanging upside down and had them hanging from the tree. We also placed pumpkins around the bottom along with fall color leaves. We made the leaves out of coffee filters colored with water based markers in fall colors (use several different colors on one filter to get cool leaves). Once the filters were colored we sprayed/misted with water to get the colors to run together. After the filters dried, we cut them in leaf shapes for the tree. We ended up tieing for first place.

Earthgirl60 10-07-2005 01:12 PM

Great Ideas!
Thank you for the great ideas! You gave me that little extra boost that I needed in the imagination department.

Amanda 10-08-2005 02:39 PM

Holloween and fall
You should combined Holloween and Fall to make 1 theme.You could make leaves for fall and pumkins for holloween.You should let the kids help out.

newatthis 10-10-2005 06:34 PM

What do you think of making the bats hanging up side down and then have the theme, If you are not drug freee, you cannot hang with me! I think that would be cute. You can even make it look like he is hanging from monkey bars or something like that.

Earthgirl60 10-14-2005 02:55 AM

Thank you
Thank you for these wonderful suggestions.
Have a great day!

treetoad 10-15-2005 04:48 AM

Red Ribbon Response
click on teacher's notebook
Choose doors theme but others are worth bookmarking to use in the future

Earthgirl60 10-15-2005 05:20 AM

Good website
Thank you for the web site! It helps to see pictures of the bulletin boards and doors. I bookmarked it for future reference.

mom123 10-18-2005 04:11 PM

Drug free
For my daughter's kindergarten class I did " Say Boo to Drugs" and let the kids trace their hands and then turn them upside down and put a face on the palm of the hand and it made it a ghost. I did the letters in orange, the door in black and the ghost prints in white.

Earthgirl60 10-19-2005 03:22 AM

Another great idea!
Thank you so much for the response. I am putting all of these great ideas in a folder so that I can use them in the future.

speeder1 10-19-2005 03:23 PM

A little here and a little there...
I took the phrase (from earthgirl) of "If You Are Not DRUG Free, You Can't Hang With Me" and had the kids make spiders that we are going to hang in the hall and around the entrance to my room. I made a landscape and the kids are coloring spiders of all different kinds and colors, cutting them out and they are going to place them on the landscape area. My colors are brown (for dirt), red (letters) and a black background. I think when we get it up it will be neat. The spiders that will be hanging from the ceiling will be made from black pompoms and pipe cleaners.

Rex Kinder 10-20-2005 11:58 AM

Can't Hang With Me
I think that I'm going to do the background with purple and black bats and a brown tree with the different colored leaves for fall, and see how it works.

Earthgirl60 10-20-2005 01:29 PM

Coffee filters for leaves
I used the suggestion for the leaves to make them out of coffee filters. They turned out beautiful and the students enjoyed making them!
I also hung bats from the ceiling in the hallway. I used fishing string to do this and it turned out great!

MVRicks 10-22-2005 05:56 AM

Thank you so much for the great Door/Bulletin Boards ideas. They were great! I also looked inside your wonderful room. WOW! I was very impressed.

danatriana 10-22-2005 09:26 AM

door idea
i saw a cute idea at my school..the door said "Beleaf in yourself...stay drug free" the door was decorated with a tree, children's handprints were the leaves (colorful).

Bre227 10-26-2005 08:38 AM

Teacher Assisant
You could put a tree on your door and fill it with fall colored leaves!! Then to go along with your "If you're not drug free you can't hang with me" theme you could have leaves falling(no longer hanging) off the tree!! This would fit into both fall and drug free themes!! Cut out your theme letters to hang at top of your door!!

CrazyTeacher 10-26-2005 06:41 PM

what i did
Last year we had a door decorating contest, too...
I did
"Too Sweet for Drugs"
and we took candy wrappers and put tem all arund the door. It turned out really cute.

Kinder 10-04-2006 07:36 PM

Last year, I had a Christopher Columbus (Body Size) theme and my title was, "We are sailing into a Drug Free World." The students made small boats and decorated them themselves.

maksmom 10-22-2006 11:41 AM

I actually make a turkey using the colored filter as the feathers...really cute!

LindaD 10-09-2007 05:08 PM

red ribbon/ fall
"Don't fall for drugs" scarecrows, leaves, pumpkins will all mesh nicely

ekuchar 10-18-2007 12:09 PM

Coffee Filter Leaves and Bats
Where can I get those bats in the different poses hanging upside down? I can't draw!

Also, when the kids color the leaves, do they color in stripes or just scribbles in different colors?

JKaren 10-18-2007 04:16 PM

Door decoration
A few years ago, my kids made candy corns out of construction paper and the sign said, "Drugs are corny"
Best wishes

MLCarrie 10-18-2007 07:35 PM

Great Idea
Don't Be A NumSkull Be Drug Free. Black paper on door have tombstone (2) at base have skelleton sitting on tombstones holding a joint with a red circle with a slash through it around the joint. Also decorate by adding phrases around him like say boo to drugs etc. To top it off I had Skull lights surrounding the door.

sdiaz21 10-08-2008 12:07 AM

Awesome descriptions, this site was better for ideas than actually looking at the red ribbon sites =)

britmey 10-27-2008 05:44 PM

Halloween Fun
Hello, i am a gladden middle school student ,and we are also doing red ribbon week door contests . Here are a few ideas DRUGS WILL HAAAUNT YOU FOR LIFE and DRUG FREE IS A GOOD LIFE OR ME aND DONT BE LIKE ME BE DRUG FREE ALSO WERE PUTTING THE CAP ON DRUGS. i HOPE THIS HELPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hayleys_mommy 10-27-2008 06:12 PM

One year I covered my door with black paper and my 6th graders did their handprints in white paint upside down. We glued google eyes to make ghosts and did "Drugs are Scarey" It was way cute and won the contest. ;)

ZRRWKVEGAS1 10-06-2009 11:41 AM

Would you have a picture of it?

Teacherthebe 09-26-2010 04:28 PM

No Bones About It-We're Drug Free!
Last year I covered my door with green paper and the kids made skeletons with q-tips (cut, to make ribs, head, legs, and arms). We glued them to the paper. Then drew tombstones with black marker. The title said, "No Bones About It-We're Drug Free!" We came in 1st runner up! Very fun!

2 cool 4 u 10-26-2010 02:41 PM

drug free door decor
speeder why did you use earth girls?

2 cool 4 u 10-26-2010 02:50 PM

drug free door decor
speeder1 why did you use earth girls?

Curry 10-12-2011 05:00 AM

Door Decorating Contest - Drug Awareness Week
OK, everybody....I need some ideas! I AM NOT GOOD AT DECORATING AT ALL! Our theme for Drug Awareness Week is "It's Up to Me to Be Drug Free".....any ideas will be appreciated!!! :)

little ladie 10-29-2012 01:02 PM

drug free
I need some drug free door decorating ideas! Please HELP! Do you have any ideas?

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