As we’ve been trying to do things more “au natural” around here, I thought that we’d try making naturally dyed Easter eggs this year. I read several posts about it and kind of winged things in regards to making my dyes. I filled large mason jars about 3/4 full with my dyes, added a tablespoon […]

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I made this needle felted play set for Sola with these cute bunnies. While the play set was quite complicated, even a beginner needle felter can make the bunnies, so I thought I’d share my needle felted bunny tutorial. The first thing you need to do is gather your supplies: Some sort of protective surface […]

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Last week, Dora and I decided that we would decorate some beeswax eggs that I purchased last year. We used the Stockmar decorating wax. I tried doing more research about this wax since we last used it, to see if there is a better way to work with it and the best that I can […]

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Up until last week, I had been cleaning our block crayons by rubbing them on blank newsprint. Based on people’s comments, I decided to give a few other things a try. I tried rubbing the crayons clean with oil, glycerin, and liquid dish soap (I use a fairly natural brand of soap, J.R. Watkins Lemon […]

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The Choroi pentatonic flute is a wonderful first instrument for children. Not only does it produce a beautiful and clear sound, the fingering on the Choroi pentatonic flute is simple enough for a first grader to play. The best resource that I have found for teaching yourself to play the pentatonic flute is the  Waldorf Teachers’ […]

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