Follow these quick, easy steps and simple resources to create your sun dappled woodland scene…who wouldn’t want to crawl inside our cave for a quiet read!
What you need:
Smart-Fab Creative Display Fabric Roll – Grass Green
Smart-Fab Creative Display Fabric Roll – Apple Green
Kid-Eco Igloo – White (cave)
Kid-Eco castle – White
Camouflage Den Set
Smart-Fab Creative Display Fabric Roll – Sky Blue
Light Brown Heavy Duty Craft Roll 900mm x 50m
Tree foam log
Grass Printed Bean Bag Cubes
Giant Wishing Tree
Fine Hessian 5m
Artificial grass path
Hang the Woodland themed Immersive Environments backdrops using either curtain wire, garden canes, curtain poles or hook & loop.
If you want to add further wall decoration or a lovely leafy canopy overhead use our Camouflage Den Set. We’ve also added a sunny blue sky with puffy white clouds (Cloud Fabric), a ‘tree trunk’ made out of a length of crumpled & roughly painted Heavy Duty Craft Roll and more greenery using green and brown Smart-fab Creative Display Fabric Roll.
In order to create a more sensory & realistic environment we lined the floor with Heavy Duty Craft roll so that bark could be scattered all around the area and added an artificial grass path.
To make the ‘cave’ construct the cardboard igloo following the instructions making a sturdy ‘den’ area (we haven’t added the tunnel entrance). Wrap the base of the igloo with crumpled craft roll then lay hessian over the roof. Cut a wide strip of the craft roll, twist it to make it more 3D and stick around the entrance to the cave. Use a glue gun to do this as it’s quick and easy! Add fake (or real!) moss & leaves for more colour and texture. Add a rug and comfy cushions to create a relaxing secret reading/mark making/creative area.
Why not switch the cave for a lovely fairy tale cardboard castle? Fit for a king! (or queen/prince/princess!)
Made from sturdy cardboard the surface can be decorated with paint/oil pastels/crayons/ felt tips just use a little imagination!
Add a beautiful sparkling lake made from coloured card with a top layer of iridescent foil.
The Giant Papier Mache Tree makes a fantastic extra for any scene – here is a short video of it being built:
With thanks to Nicky Mountcastle (our resident Art & Craft expert) and her team for creating these wonderful learning locations. Check out our other inspirational scenes below.