If you're a regular reader, you know I'm a sucker for things hanging from the ceiling. It's an odd little fixation. I think it's an unobtrusive way to bring the feel of festivals, seasons and the full three dimensional outside world into our indoor play space.
This time around, with my longing for warmth and sunshine and more color in our days, I invited Spring into our home with new dangling bits of pretend greenery in various corners of the play area.
Back for St. Patrick's Day, Naiya and I had done a little wet on wet water color painting in many shades of green. (For more information on wet-on-wet water color painting click here.) This week, we took those now dry, heavy sheets of green water color paper, folded them at about every inch then (on that fold) cut out various leaf shapes.
After hole punching at one end, we stuck two leaves together with a dab from a glue stick and tied them onto a length of gardening twine. After repeating this at varying intervals we had a collection of vines to stick to our ceiling.
Perhaps as the season progresses we'll come up with some kind of paper flower to add to our everlasting greenery...