When my grandson’s Destination Imagination group won First Place, we wanted to give each participant a keepsake of the event. It was decided I would make a poster, similar to a movie poster, printed in color. I made two different posters to let the committee have a choice. This one is printed 8×10 and will fit into a standard frame. I have blurred the children’s faces and names because I don’t have permission to publish, but the posters were a great success!
This one is a 8.5 x 11 You can either frame in a standard 9 x 12 frame or mount on poster board. You can choose a good 9 x 12 drawing paper to use as background paper in a frame. If you use poster board, you can trim the board to size using a metal straightedge and an X-Acto Knife. I used spray adhesive to place the printed poster onto the board and carefully smoothed and patted with a dry cloth. If you printed with an ink jet printer, you may want to spray with a acrylic finish since it won’t be under glass. Test it first to make sure it doesn’t make the ink run. Then I used a very fine sandpaper to smooth the edges. Use a gently touch doing this step.
To make these posters, you can use your digital scrapbooking skills or make physical poster and take a photo of it to print one for each participant. The kids love a poster that includes a picture of themselves and their name in bold letters.