Welcome to a world that 'moves' with a breeze. These photos are little vignettes that I captured last week in Chicago at Concordia University. They reminded me so much of little glimpses that I saw last year while touring across Reggio Emilia in Italy. There are plenty of ideas here to get you thinking. Many of these pictures were taken in the infant/toddler room and the younger preschool class setting. They could obviously be adapted to suit any age.
Let's get started with this *brilliant* UPcycled mobile of art.
These little beauties were suspended by a tension rod, right at the ceiling, just inside the alcove of the front door of the classroom setting. LUV the painted lanterns. LUV LUV LUV the display and sense of welcome they create.
This sheet of bubble wrap was no doubt used to create 'prints' of paint. I'm so delighted to see that the wrap itself is now on display! You can see that it hangs sweetly from a cardboard tube. Upcycle the upcycled materials!
Here's a sweet wonder of mini-moments.
Literally suspended in time.
How about that friend-to-friend kiss?
Are you making use of your ceiling space?
How much adornment does your fire marshal allow?
How about this 'all natural' mobile? Sticks as the support. Gathered goodies from a field trip exploration get suspended as a reminder of the experience.
I attempted to ZOOM in on this next one so that you could see just exactly how this piece with a larger branch was suspended from the ceiling tile support beams. Easy enough to do with yarn and bracket clips. I'll go dig up a picture from my Reggio field trip -- as I know I have a photo that echos this very branch idea.
I had the star below in yesterday's report, but felt it's deserving of a second glimpse under this category. I LUV that the children have explored the paint media together and that exploration has been turned into a display of delight.
Tomorrow I will help you take a look at their 'box' and repurposed-UPcycled sculpture projects. AWESOME!
-- Debbie --
Are you entered to win?
Every month on the 13th I open a new give-away of a set of my picture books.
Winner chosen a week later!
Hurry. This month is still open as I type!