How to Make a Picket Fence on a Bulletin Board

Things You'll Need

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • White paint

Bulletin boards are a staple in most classrooms and daycare centers. They are a great way to post important information and display assignments. If you want to liven up your bulletin board, consider decorating it for a specific holiday or theme. You can also easily add an everyday decoration such as a picket fence.

Decide how tall you want the fence to be. Mark the height on a piece of construction paper. Measure the length of the board to determine how many fence pieces to make.

Outline the fence posts. Draw two parallel lines approximately 2 inches apart. Connect the two lines to form a triangular top. Draw multiple picket fence pieces about 1/2 inch apart.

Cut out all of your fence pieces. Make sure you have enough to cover the board. Factor in 1 inch between each fence post.

Attach the picket fence pieces to the bulletin board with a stapler. Staple along the edges of each piece, and remember to leave 1 inch between each fence post.


  • For an added effect, draw your picket fence pieces on a brown piece of construction paper and paint them white with paint. Allow the paint to dry before cutting the pieces out.

About the Author

Based in Orlando, Fla., Michaela Davila has been writing poetry, short stories, resumes and advertising materials for years. She has recently been published in the Dollar Stretcher and Devozine. Davila has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Elon University and is a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst.