I have many bulletin boards in my classroom. I prepare a bulletin board for children's work that changes every two or three weeks. I staple fabric on the board so it stays bright and never fades. A solid, bright colored T-shirt type knit works well. Then I put masking tape on top in a grid for as many students as I have. That's one student's bulletin board space. Her writing or art work can be displayed in that section as assigned or he can decorate his section as a mini-bulletin board according to his whim and will. Depending on the number of children in the class, one unit of the grid will be 18X22 or the size of the cardboard insert in panty hose which is 6X8. If we ever need the big space of the whole bulletin board, then we just have to take the tape off the fabric.