DIY Lawn and Window Signs

Lawn signs and posters are used for a lot of things: promoting social action, congratulating graduates, supporting presidential candidates, spreading important messages, and more. 

Design your own lawn sign or window posters for anyone walking by. Especially now, lawn signs or window posters can send very important messages: whether you’re wishing someone a happy birthday, thanking healthcare workers, asking people to stay home, congratulating your sibling’s high school graduation, or anything else you want to say! 

This project is one of the virtual literacy through art classes hosted on Facebook Live from 1:30-2pm every Wednesday and Friday. Materials and instructions are posted here afterwards. Tune into the live classes to ask questions, give suggestions, and interact with other students who are stuck at home!

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  • For a lawn sign 
    • Paper and cardboard- the bigger the better 
    • Something to draw with 
    • Scissors 
    • Glue 
    • Skewers or poles 
    • Tape 
  • For a poster or window sign 
    • Paper – the bigger the better 
    • Scissors 
    • Tape 
    • Something to draw with 


Figure out what kind of message you want to send, and then whether you’re going to make a lawn or window sign.

For a lawn sign:

  1. Cut out a piece of cardboard—the bigger the better— and a piece of paper with the same size. (Alternatively, if you have a lawn sign that you can reuse and draw over, there’s no need for the cardboard!)
  2. Design and decorate your sign on the piece of paper.
  3. Glue the piece of paper to the cardboard.
  4. Grab skewers (or anything else you can find that can be used as stilts to keep the sign standing). Wrap the top of the skewer with some tape to make sure the skewer is secure.
  5. Insert the skewers into the cardboard, and then stick your sign in your front lawn!

For a window sign:

  1. Cut out a piece of paper – the bigger the better.
  2. Design and decorate your sign on the piece of paper.
  3. Tape your sign to your window or front door!

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