Western-Themed Classroom Door Decoration Ideas

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Western-Themed Classroom Door Decoration Ideas
A Western-themed classroom will make little cowboys and cowgirls ready to learn. (wagon and barn image by dvest from Fotolia.com)

Using a theme to decorate the classroom allows the students to express their creativity and brings life to an ordinary classroom. The Western theme takes ideas from the Old West and inspires learning throughout the classroom's four walls. Cowboys, horses, horseshoes, bandannas, rodeos and stagecoaches are just a few motifs used in the Western theme. Converting the classroom into the Old West demonstrates to the students that learning can be inspiring and creative.

Wild West Door Entrance

Turn your classroom door into the entrance to the Wild West by covering the door with brown craft paper. At the bottom of the door, make a picture of tumbleweed using small twigs pasted in a circle. Attach a tall cactus made from green craft paper to the side length of the door. Add the words "Welcome to the Wild West" to the top of the doorway. Use a cut-out picture of a horseshoe to hang under the words.

Western-Themed Classroom Door Decoration Ideas
Use green paper to replicate a cactus for the classroom entrance. (Cactus image by Alhazm Salemi from Fotolia.com)

"Cowboys Welcome" Entrance

Make a large picture of a cowboy to cover the entrance to your classroom. Cover the entire door with white craft paper. Draw a large oval in the centre with black permanent marker. Use large black ovals for the eyes and a small dash for the nose. Place a costume handlebar moustache under the nose. Make a large circle for the mouth. Fill in the mouth with permanent marker, until the entire circle is black. It should look like the face wants to talk. Attach a real red bandanna under the face using self-adhesive fabric fastener strips. Make a cowboy hat using foam pieces found at the craft store. Attach a golden foil star to the middle of the hat. Draw shoulders around the red bandanna and colour the bottom of the door blue, to look like the cowboy's denim shirt. Make a sign for the top of the doorway that says "Cowboys and Cowgirls Welcome."

Western-Themed Classroom Door Decoration Ideas
Cowboys and cowgirls are welcome to enter this classroom with its Western decorating theme. (Sunset Cowboy image by Rob Duffy from Fotolia.com)

Stagecoach Entrance

Cover the classroom door with ivory-coloured craft paper. Draw a rainbow-shaped arc in the centre of the doorway using permanent marker. Cut out a piece of black craft paper to fill in this arc. Draw a second arc, using a wavy line, approximately 6 inches from the first arc. It should now look like the top part of a stagecoach. Fill in the black portion with photographs of students' faces in the class. To make it even more exciting, use a photo-processing program to put the students in pioneer hats. Print out the pictures and add to the black centre of the door. On the bottom of the door, draw wagon wheels. Add a tumbleweed or two by arranging small tiwgs in a circle and gluing in place around the wheels. Add the words "Pioneers Welcome Inside" to the top of the door.

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