With Valentine's Day now over I have been redecorating for the next "theme". St Patrick's Day isn't a big event in our life (not being Irish I suppose?) so I like to decorate with rainbows as well. I find the burst of colour nice at this time of year when the days are still very grey here.
I have a little routine that I follow when a theme ends:
~ I'm a list maker so I prefer to have everything planned out before I move on to the next theme. I enjoy creating spaces and baskets that not only inspire creativity but learning as well.
~ Once I have an idea of what I'm going to put out I then begin to put away what I've used from the previous theme. This always involves cleaning, reviewing, reorganizing, and finally a purge! I am always trying to scale down our belongings.
~ The final stage doesn't happen until the kids are either out of the house or in bed. I prefer to create the spaces alone allowing the ideas to flow and I love the excitement of offering new surprises to them when they return!
Here is what I have done for this year...
|the children's play space in the living room|
|Waldorf inspired "nature shelf" above the art supply shelves|
|branch adorned with tissue paper fairies and our flower petal fairies|
The book on the shelf is titled The Little Boot and it came from my MIL's collection of Waldorf books. I'm sorry I haven't been able to find a source for the book online. My husband painted the watercolour painting as a child.
|gramma made quilt|
|bookshelf of seasonal books in the living room|
My daughter is studying weather at school so I decided to add a few more weather related books to the shelf. I have a few more library books coming as we do not own many.
|A few rainbow and shamrock supplies|
|polar fleece bean bags for juggling (my son's latest challenge)|
|rainbow connectagons for 3D creating|
Although the above toys could be used all year round I have chosen to only bring them out for this theme. By rotating many of our toys it keeps them "fresh" and my children treat the items like they are new.
|A string with clothes pegs to hang artwork in the window|
Jan Brett printable here.
|Waldorf kite paper stars (they are so addictive to make!)|
If you are interested in making some stars I highly recommend
I don't imagine that the creativity will stop here as I've been pinning more ideas on my St. Patrick's Day Pinterest board.
(isn't Pinterest the neatest invention?)
If you have been creating spaces in your home or have seen something really neat online please share them, I love to see new ideas!
~ joey ~