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This step-by-step guide will help you to create a fantastic winter-themed immersive learning environment that will inspire and engage children. The frozen-themed backdrop is a super quick way of creating an area that is beautiful, long-lasting and open-ended.

Frozen Immersive environment

We’ve created a Narnia-themed guided reading area but this can be simplified to create whatever area you would like. Why not try creating a Christmas display, sensory learning environment or a literacy corner? The backdrop is completely washable so can be used over and over again.

What you’ll need to create this frozen scene:

Step 1. Start by planning what you want the area to look like and what it is going to be used for. When decided, hang the wall display with either a curtain pole or Velcro.

Frozen Immersive environment

Step 2. Lay white Milskin Paper onto the floor to create a snowy scene, and decorate the sides of the backdrop with silver creative foil.

Frozen Immersive environment

Step 3. Use bean bags and cardboard boxes to create height. Layer this with a white or snow effect blanket to create snowy ridges.

Frozen Immersive environment

Step 4. Build up the display by adding props. We’ve added Christmas trees, paper cone trees and a Snow Queen using a mannequin dressed with the Winter Fabric Pack for the Narnia effect. Try adding fabric onto the ceiling using ceiling magnets to create a canopy.

Frozen Immersive environment

Step 5. Build characters into the scene that draw attention and make it a friendly area to explore. We’ve added the Decopatch lion and other props that add to the effect; pine fabric, an icicle garland, white velour and a hand-made cardboard lamp post!

Frozen Immersive environment

Top tip: Try adding fairy lights and battery operated tea lights for a stunning effect that grabs attention!

Frozen Immersive environment

The crown, paper trees and lamp post were all made by hand too!

Frozen Immersive environment

Learn how to make cute winter penguins in 8 easy steps here

Thanks to our resident Art Specialist Nicky Mountcastle and her team for creating this blog post.

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1 thought on “How to create a frozen Narnia-themed immersive environment”

  1. Tracy says:

    You’d be a Narnia not to have a try!