I’ve mentioned it before: it’s always summer here. That doesn’t matter, in paper, at least, it’s spring already.
Nadia’s classroom door gets different decorations depending on the season or holiday of the moment. A child-parent team gets to pick their favorite time of the year and decorate the classroom door with that motif. Nadia and I picked spring, it seemed the easiest.
Some of the past classroom door decorations in my daughter’s class have been simply astounding, this is the Spring classroom door decoration ideas we came up with, the previous one being for carnival. I don’t know who did that one, but it had a large traditional carnival mask decorated with flowers that I liked very much.
Nadia and I, on the other hand, chose the typical flowers, butterflies and birds for our door.
We worked with scrapbooking paper to make the grass, flowers, butterflies and bird, as well as the tree branch. The flower stems are pieces of green raffia. For the blue sky the door was covered with a piece of blue plastic, that way we get the right color and don’t damage the door.
Most of the parts are made of two or more papers and stuck with thick doublesided tape to give it a bit of volume. I hand-drew all the parts on the reverse of the paper and cut with scissors, except for the flowers, for which I used a cookie cutter as pattern.
Even if our door might not be the coolest one so far, it doesn’t matter, I am sure the kids will remember it best because…
We made lots of spring-themed cookies for everyone. They loved it! These are almond cookies with royal icing decoration. This was Nadia’s favorite part of the whole project.
I enjoyed it, however exhausting it was to fit this in my already-limited free time, but I am also glad is over. This is Nadia’s last year in pre-school, so I doubt we’ll be decorating any doors in the future. Where has the time gone?