Download free printable classroom posters and hang up inspiring words

Are you a teacher, or do you know a great teacher? (Um, who doesn’t?) Here’s a simple way to encourage kindness and confidence in their classrooms: download these free printable classroom posters Hallmark artist Lynn Guinta created especially for teachers. 

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Turning positive words into inspiring posters

Lynn has a big heart, and big goal: building positivity and spreading kindness. And helping teachers! Many of her Instagram followers are educators, so she created these free printable classroom posters just for them.

“I was at a community event creating positive word collages,” Lynn says. “The teachers were so enthusiastic about them, that it motivated me to help keep their environments positive and inspiring.”

Lynn loves working with words and color. To create these free downloadable classroom posters, she used a collage technique with cut paper. She has even made us this printable cut paper alphabet  for your own handmade posters.

Raising Kind Kids |

Raising Kind Kids |

To begin, she sketches a loose design, chooses a color palette and gathers up her papers and scissors.

Next comes the fun part—arranging the pieces on the poster. “The magic of collage is that you have to be willing to be spontaneous and go with what happens as you cut out shapes,” Lynn says.

After she’s satisfied with her collage design, Lynn uses markers and brushes to add details. “I often pick up the leftover scraps and end up making those part of my designs too,” she says, “Sometimes the scraps will be the best part of my finished piece.”

Then she glues everything down and scans it to make a digital copy.

Raising Kind Kids |

Raising Kind Kids |

Get a free inspirational classroom (or any room) poster

  • Download your own PDF copies. Here is poster 1, poster 2, and poster 3.
  • Use card stock and a color printer for the best results. Each poster is 11×17 inches.
  • Looking for the perfect gift for that very special teacher? Simply download the design, print at 71% and fit it right into any 8×10 frame.

Lynn also created DIY templates for papel picado, so you can make your own banners for Day of the Dead.

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Show us where your posters end up! Post your pics on Instagram and tag us @think.make.share.


Leave a Comment

  1. 10.5.19 | Reply
    Joan L Robinson wrote:

    LOVE the posters, thank you so much!!!

    Also love the frame with the two white rounded corners. Would you kindly share the source for the frame.

    Thanks again.


  2. 10.8.19 | Reply
    Valerie Hansen wrote:

    Where the poster no.1 no.2 no.3

  3. 11.1.19 | Reply
    Brenda Amos wrote:

    I printed the posters for my daughter who teaches at an elementary school. She loved them and will use them in the library. Thank you!!!

  4. 3.1.20 | Reply
    Yvonne wrote:

    Thanks Lynn – appreciate these awesome posters which will add to the atmosphere of my Primary School Art Studio. I know that beautiful, creative posters are a wonderful addition to my students learning lives. They will inspire their creativity.

  5. 11.13.20 | Reply
    Mavreen Teague wrote:

    I can already visualize the space for these posters. Thank you so much.