Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tried it Tuesday: Engineering Prints

Okay, it's better late then never to link up with Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper for her Tried it Tuesday linky. I love this link up and always get so many great ideas! Thanks Holly!

I'll admit, I know engineering prints aren't a new thing. I've seen them on Pinterest for a while now with numerous projects but I've never actually tried to "make" one. OMG, it is the easiest thing in the entire world! I needed to create several posters for my classroom and I just couldn't find what I was looking for and although, I have good handwriting, I didn't want to be handwriting out posters when I have a huge collection of font! Come on!

I created my posters in PowerPoint and then saved them as a PDF file which is needed for making an engineering print. You can either upload via the web or you can take your flash drive to Staples {or any other office store}. After making my creations, I headed over to Staples with my flash drive in hand!

The nice Staples lady did the rest! I had three posters printed and one for my teaching partner. The cost for {the smallest} 18 x 24 size was only $1.75 each! For under $8 dollars out the door I had four new posters! Engineering prints are amazing! The downside is they are only black and white but if you were feeling crafty you could color with markers or colored pencils before laminating. I opted to leave the completely black and white so they would not fade over time.

Here's the finished products:


My teaching partner's awesome poster!

Our school laminator was locked up. So I had them laminated at United Art & Education.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2aqdYW2WiDjQnU2WTAzVzhHOHM/edit?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2aqdYW2WiDjbENvN1NCVjZ6YTA/edit?usp=sharing
I'm pretty proud of my handiwork on this one! I had several people on Instagram express an interest in the Money Menu and Reading Heiroglyphics Poster. You can click the names or the images above and they are free from my Google Drive! An additional shout out to Graphics From the Pond for the amazing clipart, borders, and fonts! #I'mobessed!

Happy Tuesday!
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