Autumn Ikebana for Children
Autumn is one of my favourite seasons. In Madrid, the mornings are cool and crisp with warm sunny weather later in the day.
To celebrate autumn, we decided to create an autumnal arrangement using dried Monstera leaves and Chrysanthemum flowers left over from my ikebana classes.
Once my daughter had selected her vase, she chose a leaf and decided on a cross-bar fixation (Jumonji-dome) to hold her material in the vase. Although I encourage my daughters to measure their own fixation sticks, for safety reasons, I usually cut the sticks for them.
Once the stick was cut to size, my daughter placed it in the vase herself. She put the dry Monstera leaves in position and added the Chrysanthemum flowers.
After adding the second flower she decided that the arrangement needed more depth and added one more Monstera leaf at back of the arrangement.
With simple leftovers she was able to create a beautiful autumn arrangement filled with movement and depth.