Material Making

Material Making

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Like most Montessori teachers, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about your environment. You understand the importance of the look, feel, and practicality of this space. However, do you feel like you have ideas and goals for your prepared environment that you just can’t actualize? Have you struggled with color-coding? Keeping the environment simple yet unique? or making packets, envelopes, and trays that fit properly and look great?

This workshop is for teachers and parents working with children birth to six years in schools or at home. You will learn new techniques to create beautiful materials and actualize your prepared environment whether you work in a school or home environment.

  • Weekly access to new lessons, tutorials, and follow-along-DIY projects.
  • Loads of patterns, instructions, and supply lists
  • Tips to keep your classroom budget friendly.
  • Learn to make your hand-made materials last for years.

Module 1: The Prepared Environment: Learn to use Dr. Montessori’s principles for preparing an environment for learning and principles of design together to create your optimal classroom.

Module 2: Enhance Don’t Distract: Learn the art of color-coding, building the perfect activities, and finding just the right piece. Learn where to look and how to determine if your activity will ‘call’ to the children.

Module 3: Making Card Material: Where to find photos, choosing fonts, formatting to create consistency, using online creative programs, and mounting and laminating techniques.

Module 4: Working with Paper: Learn all the ways we can use paper to make beautiful and durable materials; techniques and applications

Module 5: Working with Fabric: Learn about its many uses and techniques for machine and hand sewing.

Module 6: Repairs and Maintenance; Learn to keep your classroom in good repair and insure your materials last, where and when to find deals, coupons, and sales to stay budget friendly.

The purchase of this course includes materials lists, written instructions, and patterns. Access to the tutorials lasts for six months so follow along as many times as you like.

12 hours of professional development. Certificate awarded after course completion.


“The teacher’s first duty is to watch over the environment, and this takes precedence over all the rest.  Its influence is indirect, but unless it is well done there will be no effective and permanent results of any kind; physical, intellectual or spiritual.”

— Dr. Maria Montessori

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