Teacher Appreciation Wordle Poster

Have you ever heard what Wordle is? Is it a cool, free internet app that allows you create a beautiful and personal poster in seconds. My tween’s teacher made it a classroom activity for all of her students earlier in the year and displayed the results all around the classroom. With teacher appreciation next week, her school wanted a  personal poster for each of the teachers to display on their classroom doors. Since I was in charge of my tween’s teacher poster, I had the chance to create one in Wordle myself.

The way Wordle works is that you type in any words you prefer, press the create button, and it loads them into pre-designed templates that you can choose from. I typed in her name, things her class has done throughout the year, and some great adjectives that describe her – and then voilá, I got a cool poster. I customized the colors a little, and kept pressing the button “randomize” until I got the design I liked. Keep in mind also, that the program counts every word as a single design element. So, for instance, when I typed in PilgrimFieldTrip, I typed it as one word with no spaces so that it stayed together.

I then pasted it on a large colored poster board, and added decorations with with washi tape and decorative duck tape (one of my favorite craft materials at the moment), along with some cute scrapbooking stickers.

I could see using this fun app for many purposes. Could be a fun and simple Mother’s or Father’s Day idea. If you haven’t tried this app before, it is worth a look. Very simple and super satisfying! Don’t be shy, make one for yourself!

Happy Crafting!

 

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Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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  3 comments for “Teacher Appreciation Wordle Poster

  1. June 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    On http://www.txt2pic.com you can make more images with your text.

  2. Becky
    March 4, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    What a clever idea! I’m going to do this for my grandson’s kindergarten teacher. If you want words to stay together on Wordle use this ~ symbol between the words. I think it’s called a tilde symbol. Ex. Mrs.~Bowman
    Make sure there isn’t a space between the words. Another hint is to put in the words you want to emphasize more often than the other words. If you want the teacher’s name to be the largest, type it in 10 times, other words 8 times, and so on. Just be sure to save a copy so you don’t have to type it again. I’m going to try it right now and put in all the childrens’ names around the teacher’s name.

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