Thanksgiving Ikebana for Children
Although Thanksgiving isn’t one of our traditional holidays, each year, we host Thanksgiving dinner for our American friends living in Madrid. This year, we decided to create ikebana table arrangements using some of the pumpkins left over from Halloween.
To create a portable and fun arrangement for children we used a mini-pumpkin as a vase. My daughter first cut a small slice off one end of the pumpkin and scooped out the middle with a spoon.
She then placed a small plastic container inside the pumpkin and filled it with water.
With plenty of flowers leftover from class, she was spoilt for choice. She decided on a ton-sur-ton colour scheme and opted for Kangaroo Paw, Spray Chrysanthemums, and Nandina.
She used a large Autumnal leaf as a tray and placed her pumpkin on it.
She then added the flowers to the vase and ensured that the plastic water container was covered by placing a few small Nandina leaves at the front of the arrangement.