There’s nothing like a good Pinterest project to inspire big dreams of the perfect student craft, science experiment or gorgeous classroom decor. However, it seems like more often than not, those big Pinterest ambitions turn into whopping Pinterest fails. Here are some of our favorite teacher Pinterest fails of all time. Feel free to share yours as well!
1. Sad Frosty
This door décor looks more appropriate for Halloween than Christmas.
Source: Pinterest Fail
2. Missed the Boat
Ocean in a bottle? More like tears in a bottle.
Source: Crafting a Green World
3. Stop the Shamrock
This teacher says: “Pinterest has such great ideas, they said. They are so easy to do, they said. Four-leaf clovers made from using a marshmallow as a stamp? No problem, they said. PROBLEM.”
4. Fan Favorite
When your project looks exactly the same as before you added your Pinterest magic.
5. Tail Fail
The teacher swears these were supposed to be turkeys.
Source: Craft Fail
6. STEM Gone Wrong
“Note to self: Don’t let the rainbow experiment sit over the weekend.”
7. Bury It Under Books
Was that topography supposed to be there?
8. Don’t Cry Over Spilled Cones
Looks like this classroom garden needs some tending.
9. Reduce, Reuse … Never Mind
“When you try to make cute rainbow crayons and it fails hard.”
10. Full-Moon Fail
“We made the moon phases out of Oreos! We also made a huge mess! Note: Do NOT try this project unless you have Double Stuf!”
11. Clay Catastrophe
Save these disasters for the students who forget their pens.
12. Questionable Valentines
When your valentines come on a little too strong.
13. Taste the Rainbow
The real question is, are they still edible?
14. Marbled Mess
When you attempt your Pinterest project before you’ve had your first cup of coffee.
15. Big Button Bomb
Not even close.
Source: Craft Fail
16. Sad Alice
Let’s face it, the book is always better.
17. The Nightmare Before Christmas
If the goal was to scare the students, then we’ve got a win!
18. Sludgy Slime
Does homemade slime ever go as planned?
19. The Perfect Hostess Gift
Unfortunately, the color choice only makes this one worse.
20. Mix, Pour, Fail
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from Pinterest, it’s that the projects are never as easy as they look.
21. Soar to (Sort of) Great Heights
Sadly, these string balloons aren’t going to get much air,
22. Can’t Blame This on the Cat
Maybe it just takes a little more practice?
23. Sensory Bottle Without the Calming Effect
When your sensory bottle attracts more dog hair than students.
24. Field of Broken Dreams
We bet it still works for scaring away bad dreams.
What are your favorite teacher Pinterest fails? Please share in the comments, and we’ll add to this list.