As summer vacation draws to a close, it's back-to-school time for kids. If you're a grade school teacher, or homeschooling parent who wants to decorate a school room, themed classrooms are a great way to catch children's interest.
The possibilities for classroom decorating themes are only limited by your imagination. A lively color scheme and interesting decorations are a good place to start. Decorations can take the form of rugs on the floors, pattered paper on filing cabinets, bugs hanging from the ceilings, and many other ideas to fit different themes.
Some themes are color based with bright, cheerful hues and interesting patterns. Animal themes can be anything from cute bugs to dinosaurs. Themes could also be based on a location like the beach, pond, or jungle. Other themes might reference pop culture, such as a rock star or Hollywood theme.
Bugs-n-Blooms offers a wide range of wall decorations. The hanging decorations are three-dimensional, with bug wings or flower petals made from nylon fabric on a wire frame. These decorations range in size from the 1-inch petite butterflies to extra-large 16-inch flowers and 18-inch dragonflies and butterflies. All but the tiniest of these decorations come with a plastic hoop and attached fishing line so they can be hung easily. Check out our How To Hang article for more information.
Vinyl wall stickers are also great for decorating a classroom. They can be pealed off easily after use, and won't damage most wall surfaces. Flower, insect, and cloud stickers shapes work well in wall murals, and the alphabet stickers can be used to spell out names. These stickers can also be combined with other classroom decorating projects, like DIY decorations of filing cabinets and desks. The stickers work well on furniture with smooth surfaces.
The ceiling is one of the largest areas in a room, and there are many possibilities for decorating it. Bugs-n-Blooms has 22 mobile designs, for example, that are designed to hang from the ceiling. These mobiles all have five decorations shaped like butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, bees, and/or flowers. Most measure 11 inches wide by 24 inches high. The butterfly garland is 36 inches long. Bugs-n-Blooms wall decorations can also be hung from the ceiling.
There are also DIY projects for decorating the classroom that hang from the ceiling. One of these is tissue paper pom-poms, which add a splash of color anywhere in the room. This simple DIY involves laying 8 sheets of tissue paper one on top the other then folding the entire stack accordion style. Secure the tissue paper in the middle with a rubber band and tie a string around it for hanging. Use a pair of scissors to round out the ends, then fluff the tissue into a pom-pom shape.