Thursday, November 22, 2012

Faith Value Project - Theme board, etc / New Vinyl 2013 theme

A sisMy daughter Kendall is finishing up her last Value Project for Personal Progress tonight. For her Faith Value Project, she decided to make some items to spruce up our Sunday opening exercises/class.

For her project, she has made:

  • A new YW Theme board (we usually use one of the pink & white posters that is hanging on the wall, but this will larger, portable, and easier to see). She is using a different poster and hers is slightly different than what is shown in the link, but she got the idea from this blog.  Here is the photo of Kendall's completed theme board:

  • A decorated & framed dry-erase board that will show who is conducting, saying opening prayer, hymn #, etc. We don't have anything like this right now, so this will be helpful (the girls are always forgetting who agreed to say closing prayer, what the hymn number is, etc). You can find the directions here
  • A new pencil jar (we have one in the YW closet, but its just a plain mason jar...she has decorated a new jar to coordinate with the other items she made).
 
  • A folder with printed "agenda" sheets that she made for the class presidents to use when they are conducting. I will post photos ASAP. 

Here she is with three of her completed items for this Value Project: 

 
She also got permission from our YW President (and the YW President in the other ward sharing the building) to replace the large vinyl 2012 youth theme that is decorating the wall above the chalkboard (in our YW room). She has ordered the new 2013 youth theme "Stand ye in holy places" lettering & our local temple in vinyl and will remove the old vinyl (then place the new vinyl lettering) at the end of the year. This is not part of her 10-hours for the Value Project, this is just something extra she wanted to do.

Removing the 2012 theme

The new vinyl 2013 theme

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dry-Erase Board for Sunday Opening Exercises




My daughter Kendall made this decorated & framed dry-erase board for our ward Young Womens Sunday opening exercises as part of one of her Value Projects. It shows who is conducting, saying opening prayer, hymn #, etc. We don't have anything like this right now, so this will be helpful (these things are always announced by whoever is conducting, but the girls are always forgetting who agreed to say closing prayer, what the hymn number is, etc)

She bought a pretty frame (on sale, of course!). Its for a 11 x 13" photo, but you could use any large-ish frame (we considered a long, skinny frame for a while).

She picked out a piece of 12x12" scrapbook paper that she wanted to use, and then coordinating darker paper (any size) to mat the words with. She cut the 12x12" down to fit her frame (since this frame is 11x13, she had about 1/4 inch of space around the edges where the original white mat (that came with the frame) shows through. It looks fine and like she did it on purpose that way (just make sure its even all the way around).

She didn't want to put the whole agenda for conducting (welcome visitors, announcements, recitation of theme, etc) on the board, just the assignments that participants would need to be aware of:

Conducting:
Hymn#:
Chorister:
Opening Prayer:
Lesson:
Closing Prayer:

She printed the words onto plain printer paper, cut them out, then glued them onto the darker paper and cut them out again. Then she placed the words on the larger paper where she wanted them (make sure you have them in the order you want before you attach!)

Place the paper in the frame, and you're done! Since the paper is enclosed behind the glass of the frame, you can use a dry-erase marker to write in the names, week after week, without damaging the paper!


ESTIMATED COST: Between $5 and $20, depending on how costly your frame is. You can purchase an inexpensive frame for about $5 at Walmart. Beside the frame, you only need several pieces of scrapbook paper (and a dry-erase marker!)