August 10, 2015

Monday Made It!: How to Build an Anchor Chart out of PVC

What does PVC pipe and a willing teacher make? Anchor charts holder of course! After seeing so many pictures of these adorable anchor charts, I know I needed one as well. I'm so happy I was able to do it because it came in handy for back to school! I can't wait to walk into my classroom with it. It just makes my happy teacher smile. 

So here are some general questions and tips if you want to dive right in this project.

Q & A

The total cost of the projec twas &8.37 with tax. The PVC pipe I used cost 4 1.52 and everything cost between .37. and .87 cents. I thought it was such a bargain! The items I used are the following: 

  • (1) 1/2 PVC pipe ( these are the really long one and smallest) FYI the store sell these already cut but the cost will go up by  $2.47 

  • (6) 1/2 PVC solid elbows. I can't emphasize the Solid part of the PVC elbows. PVC elbows and tees get sold in either solid or with rods inside of them. Is easier to work with solid. But, if you decide to do the ones with rods make sure everything you buy has rods as well.

  • (2) 1/2 PVC T's These go all the way at the bottom and is what makes your chart stand
  • (2) rings - This is what will hold your mini anchor charts

Here are the steps:

  • Measure with the paper you are going to use , the width and length.
  • Before cutting the PVC pipe make sure you leave rooms for the elbows and T's 
  • To create the bottom part of the anchor chart , connect the T at each end
  • Cut a 4 small pieces of PVC to connect the elbows
  • Connect an elbow to each corner
  • And you are done!  
Good luck! Link up with Monday Made it! And tell us about your creation! 


Sarah Koves said...

I need to make one of these for my room...I think I might have to get some pipe before school starts.
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