Mosquito Net Craft – Reading Corner

29 Jan

To create a reading corner zone in my classroom I wanted to use a mosquito net to define the area and so the area would still be visible for me to see what was going on in there!

After endless searching I was unable to find a red one – which is the colour I was looking for. So I enlisted the help of my very crafty mum to help me make one.

All you need area few metres of netting and a hula hoop.


I couldn’t find a red hula hoop and was going to spray paint it red until mum suggested we cover it with ribbon – much easier!

IMG_0512 The slightly tricky part was sewing the netting onto the hoop.


I then tied 4 pieces of ribbon onto the hoop and hung it up in my classroom.


I’m pretty happy with how the reading corner looks. My mum also made me all the cushion covers for me as well.

Today I am linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT (I Blog on Tuesdays).

The post Mosquito Net Craft first appeared on This is Who I Am by Marleisa


11 Responses to “Mosquito Net Craft – Reading Corner”

  1. Kylez @ A Study in Contradictions 29/01/2013 at 9:00 AM #

    Looks fabulous! I bet the kids will love it!

    #teamIBOT was here!

  2. Lisa@RandomActsOfZen 29/01/2013 at 10:32 AM #

    Oh each week you classroom looks even more gorgeous! Thank goodness for mums who can sew x

  3. Deb @ Home life simplified 29/01/2013 at 11:16 AM #

    that looks fab – my girls would love that at home – hula hoop is brilliant!

  4. Looks great. There is something similar at my little one’s day care and she loves it.

  5. Declutterbug 29/01/2013 at 12:08 PM #

    I love it, it looks really cool, can I ask a question….. What is the reason for the red? Is it a colour linked with learning or something? Or do you just like red? 🙂 looks great though, enjoy term one

    • marleisa 29/01/2013 at 1:14 PM #

      Red doesnt mean anything much. Whenever I get a new classroom I pick a colour to decorate it with. My last one was aqua. I bought a gumball ottoman for my classroom, which was red and it all stemmed from there!

  6. EssentiallyJess 29/01/2013 at 2:41 PM #

    Oh that’s awesome! I think I’ll make something like that for at home. The kids would love it

  7. subversivereader 29/01/2013 at 2:53 PM #

    Oh gorgeous! I’m going to be passing this onto a friend who was looking for a reading nook in her classroom!

  8. Have a laugh on me 29/01/2013 at 4:12 PM #

    My favourite colour – such a lovely spot for kids to hang out in x

  9. Actually Amy 29/01/2013 at 5:59 PM #

    It’s awesome, I have wanted to make something similar for my kids, but then we moved and our new house just isn’t big enough.

  10. Jacana 29/01/2013 at 7:14 PM #

    Looks amazing. I can’t believe how incredible your classroom is. Well Done

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