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Saturday, September 29, 2012

wood: twig chair

Adopted from One Inch World


These chairs are so nice, and it seems not too difficult to make.

craft: felt armchair

Adopted from One Inch World


These armchairs are so pretty. It's definitely a good accessory for the doll.

Friday, September 28, 2012

craft: 手帕大變身--小兔子

转载自小樹與茉莉之歌


很可爱的小兔子~~

wood: 一起來鋸木頭,製作【華德福積木】

文章转载自小樹與茉莉之歌 

这里介绍如何做华德福积木,原来还蛮简单的,所需要的工具也不复杂,还可以和孩子一起做,真不错。


【什麼是華德福積木?】
     華德福教育非常重視孩子的感官,特別是學齡前的孩子,最好是儘量接觸天然材質的物品、玩具。前陣子為了幫孩子買腳踏車,走進玩具賣場,我被滿室色彩鮮豔的塑膠玩具給嚇壞了!整個商場裡瀰漫著塑膠的氣味...。塑膠很方便、便宜、可以做成各種形狀,然而這些玩具因為便宜,容易取得,很快地在孩子玩膩了、零件損壞了的時候~就變成巨大的地球無法消化的垃圾...。
     認識華德福教育之後,我們家省下了好多買玩具的錢,除了開始動手為孩子製作一些毛線偶、手工娃娃,木頭積木也是孩子們很愛的玩具!華德福積木的特色是保留了木頭原始的模樣,孩子們雙手觸摸到最天然的木頭質地,鼻子嗅到的是最天然的原木香氣!在感官上是多麼美好的經驗!
     另外,保留木頭的原形,只處理掉比較粗糙或太長的分支容易讓孩子受傷的部分,這些不具相的木頭,在孩子的遊戲中,一下子變成娃娃,一下子變成蛋糕,等等拿起來靠在耳邊又變成電話...。比起那些賣場裡做得維妙維肖的精緻玩具,更能保護孩子的想像力、創造力!

【為什麼自己做積木?】
     當然,在華德福相關的購物網站上,也可以買得到處理好的,整組的華德福積木,但我們更喜歡帶著孩子一起動手撿木頭、鋸木頭。讓孩子經歷實做的過程,年紀小的孩子在一旁幫忙穩固樹枝,大一點的孩子甚至也可以參與鋸木頭的工作。鋸好的木頭要用砂紙磨掉粗糙的邊緣,這個工作孩子們也很喜歡!

【木頭的來源&種類】
     帶著孩子散步的時候,留意掉落的路樹樹枝,尤其是颱風過境之後是上街去尋寶的好時機!另外偶爾遇到養工處修剪路樹,也可主動去跟工人要,通常他們都會很樂意!甚至還幫你用電鋸鋸成小段。
     台灣的路樹常見適合用來做積木的有:樟樹、榕樹、墨水樹。國外的書上提到可用樺木或櫻花樹,這在台灣可能比較不易取得,而且聽說硬度較高,較不易鋸(但相對的就較易保存)。其實也沒有特定一定要用什麼樣的木頭,讓孩子去經驗不同木頭的質地、香氣也很棒!但要注意植物本身是否具有毒性,像常見的路樹『黑板樹』的乳汁就具有毒性,不適合拿來作孩子的積木!
      我們家裡的自製積木多半是樟樹,是這兩年高雄幾次大颱風之後的戰利品。幾根比較大的枝幹,爸爸去扛回來的堆在客廳角落,變成孩子們的『太空船』(有時候會變成帆船、賽車、衝浪版...)。

【來鋸木頭吧!】
     撿回來的木頭相放在陰涼通風處乾燥,若直接曝曬太陽的話木頭容易裂開。等約兩個星期乾了之後再鋸較好鋸。(2週的時間是在國外的書籍上看到的建議,在台灣可能需要更長也許2-3個月的時間,中間必須避免淋到雨或處於過度潮濕的環境。)
     將木頭鋸成各種不同長度的木塊(辰媽的建議是2~25cm之間),其實我在鋸的時候都還蠻隨性的,較細的樹枝可以鋸成棒狀,玩家家酒遊戲時被孩子拿來當攪拌棒、筷子,或敲打東西的鼓棒;較粗的枝幹可切成片狀,孩子們曾經拿來當蛋糕、裝東西的盤子,或者切段之後再剖半;中等粗細的可以切成塊狀,當作堆疊的積木。孩子永遠可以玩出你意想不到的玩法!
     可以考慮保留樹皮,讓孩子經驗不同的觸感。有些樹皮容易調碎屑,或給較年幼的孩子擔心孩子會拿來咬,就可以把樹皮剝掉。保留一些特殊造型的細枝幹,或被蟲蛀朽的部分可以讓孩子有很多想像空間!

【工具】
     家裡的鋸子是在Y拍上買的園藝用的鋸子(可折疊),記得是兩三百元一把吧!好的鋸子鋸起來比較輕鬆,切面也可以比較平整。平常這把鋸子就放在車子的後車箱,有陣子爸爸很瘋狂,看到修剪路樹就靠過去搬,後車箱載著滿滿的木頭,帶孩子到戶外玩時,就拿出來鋸。家裡的陽台比較小鋸起來不過癮,在戶外鋸事後又不需清掃木屑^^

【鋸好積木後續處理】
     可用砂紙將比較粗糙、尖銳的部分磨掉。磨木頭的工作可以交給孩子們,孩子們都很喜歡!兩三個月可用食用油或凡士林,薄薄地一層塗抹在木頭表面保養。上過油的木頭表面顏色會比較深,有時候會掩蓋掉木頭原有的香氣。不過我們家裡的樟木積木幾乎都沒做特別上油保養,一兩年了似乎也沒有問題...倒是樟木的香味一直都存在。

木頭除了拿來當積木,用來當季節桌布置也很適合,為孩子們講故事(偶劇)時也可以拿來運用。上圖為今年農曆年的季節桌,孩子們還拿這些擺飾自己講起了小矮人去探險的故事,木頭一會兒變成小矮人渡河時踩著過河的石頭;一會兒又變成小矮人跟兔子、蝸牛朋友一起享用晚餐的餐桌...。

Thursday, September 27, 2012

craft: Canon Creative Park - paper craft

URL: http://cp.c-ij.com/en/contents/1006/


This is amazing! I can't believe we can just print out the templates and make these!
Categories include:

  • Animals
  • Craftown
  • Lucky Items
  • Architecture
  • Science
  • Vehicles
  • Toys
  • Parties & Events

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

drawing: chalkboard drawing in the Waldorf classroom

URL: http://www.chalkboarddrawing.org/



This site will serve as a resource for information and inspiration for doing chalkboard drawings in the classroom.

Monday, September 24, 2012

article: Waldorf in the home

Adopted from hubpages

13 Ways to Give your Kids the Benefits of an Expensive Waldorf Education for Free:

  1. free play
  2. outside play
  3. shut off the TV
  4. eat meals by candlelight
  5. consistent environment
  6. good night sleep
  7. celebration of holidays
  8. fingerplays and nursery rhymes
  9. work with their hands
  10. doing chores
  11. painting with watercolors
  12. reading classic literature
  13. cooking with kids
Please go here to read the full article.

craft: mouse tree house

Adopted from miniature mouse tree house


This is so lovely!!

Another project has been done too - Hobbit Hole

craft: make baby stuff.com

URL: http://www.make-baby-stuff.com



The best how-to resources for your baby's homemade lifestyle!
You can get lots of baby crafts projects, instructions, tutorials and fun ideas here.

You will find:



math: woodmaking multiplication art board

Adopted from theWaldorfChannel.com


This is so amazing!
After seeing this learning method for multiplication, I think Math is not just logical, it is also artistic!

craft: cardboard playhouse

Adopted from make baby stuff.com


I think this is a good project to work with, the children will definitely love this!

blog: wee folk art

URL: http://weefolkart.com


There are many good tutorials on crafts.

Freebies categories include:-

  • patterns
  • appliques
  • how tos
  • knitting
  • homeschool
  • fun stuff
  • recipes
  • fundraising

website: Waldorf inspirations

URL: http://www.waldorfinspirations.com/


Waldorf inspirations is a website designed to help inspire teachers as they go about the rewarding yet sometimes challenging task of bringing the Waldorf grades' curriculum to their students. You will find ideas for projects, resources, classroom management, how to teach from an image and a myriad of other relevant topics to help you bring your curriculum in a conscious, holistic and creative way.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

craft: Waldorf paper lantern

Adopted from cypress space


Another tutorial for lantern. This looks really nice!

doll: basic knit doll

Adopted from wee folk art


These designs were created for beginner knitters. The doll pattern is created in 6 size: 12", 10", 8", 5", 4", and 3". It's good to do all sizes, so we can have a whole family. ^_^

To make a gnome hat, please read the tutorial here.

doll: felt gnome tutorial

Adopted from wee folk art


This tutorial teaches how to make a felt gnome with the wooden peg.

doll: Waldorf gnome finger puppets

Adopted from knecht ruprecht


I find these finger puppets are cute and not too difficult to make.

doll: Waldorf inspired table puppets

Adopted from mamariyaB


This video tutorial shows how to make the table puppets - part 1, part 2.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

wood: How to make simple wooden toys from old branches

Adopted from Knecht Ruprecht


This is a tutorial for those who want to begin working on the wood craft.

craft: make a bird's nest for spring

Adopted from alphamom


This is pretty cool!
Then I remember I made this before when I was still young, it was not for bird's nest, but a bowl. It's similar concept. It's a great craft for kids to make.

website: Craft Passion

URL: http://www.craftpassion.com


Craft Passion is a craft website with hundreds of free patterns & tutorials covering sewing, crochet, knitting, beading, paper crafts and more. The site also offers many tutorials on how to recycle unwanted materials into a useful handmade. All patterns and tutorials in Craft Passion come in full details with step-by-step photos which are easy to follow.

website: Craftsy

URL: http://www.craftsy.com/

Craftsy is a community of people who love to make things. The site provides education and resources for crafters. 

There are patterns sharing in the site, including paid and free ones.
Categories include crocheting, embroidery, felting, jewelry, knitting, paper crafts, quilting, sewing and other.
You need to sign up to the site in order to download the patterns.

blog: simply modern mom

URL: http://www.simplymodernmom.com


There are some tutorials and patterns, and also some craft projects that we can get some inspiration.

Tutorial categories include:

  • simply sewing
  • paper lovelies
  • home decor
  • party ideas
  • fashionable wearables
  • holiday crafts


I especially like the paper craft, so I can make them together with my son.

doll: Miniature Waldorf-style bunting doll

Adopted from the silver penny



This doll is nice and seems quite easy to make.

craft: knitted leave

Adopted from Crafty Galore



doll: Waldorf silk cuddle doll

Adopted from knecht Ruprecht


This is probably the most simple doll to make.

Friday, September 21, 2012

doll: knotted doll

Adopted from knotted doll instructions


This is an easy to make doll for the little ones.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

craft: Waldorf window stars

Adopted from GardenMama


An easy to follow tutorial for making beautiful star.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

doll: Waldorf doll hair tutorial

Adopted from Crafty Sheep


A good tutorial on how to make the Waldorf doll hair.

craft: paper lanterns

Adopted from TheTravelingmama


This paper lantern is really easy to make. I am going to let my son make this. ^_^

craft: Make a ruffle growth chart

Adopted from CraftSnob


This is really cool. We can mark our kids' height as they grow. ^_^

blog: 新竹寶山華德福

URL: http://hcwaldorf.blogspot.com/

簡介:
新竹寶山華德福是由一群從愛的本質出發的家長與教師所創立的自學團體。 寶山華德福成立於 2009 年8月,是新竹第一所以自學型態成立的小學共學團體,共學地點位於自然景觀優美的寶山鄉雙溪。

这个部落格真的很不错,分享了许多课程和活动。
要做课程计划的时候可以参考一下。
尤其是:

craft: rolled felt candle ornament

Adopted from KABOOSE


I want to make some candles for the lanterns, and this is a really easy candle to make, even for children.

story: 月娘


在很久很久以前,当太阳下山后,天空就是一片漆黑,既没有月亮也没有星星,
在一个小村子里,有一位美丽的姑娘叫月娘,她的手很巧,能做很漂亮的灯笼,
她做了好多的灯笼送给乡亲们,让他们在黑夜里能够借着灯笼的光做事,
有一天月娘想如果能把灯笼挂在天上该有多好呀,那样人们就不用点着灯笼做事了,
于是她把这个想法告诉了村子里的人们,大家都很支持她,给她做了好多夹着甜甜馅的小圆饼让她带在路上吃,
告别了乡亲们,月娘踏上了寻找上天的路,她翻过了高山,越过了大河,
走了很久很久,可是始终没有找到上天的路,身上带着的小圆饼也快吃光了,人又累又乏,
当她翻过一座高山后,她看到了一片一望无际的大海,在沙滩上有一块圆圆的大石头,她就爬了上去躺在上面睡着了,
不知过了多久,当月娘醒来时发现周围的一切都不一样了,她向下一看,发现原来的河流山川都变得好小好遥远呀,
“呀,难道我已经上了天。”
月娘想着,这时她发现手里的灯笼不见了,她四处张望,看到天空中繁星点点,
原来这些繁星就是她的灯笼变得,
而她睡觉的这块大石头已经挂在了天空上变成了月亮,将温暖而明亮的光洒向了大地,
这一天正是农历的八月十五,乡亲们看到了天上的月亮和星星就知道月娘找到了上天的路,
每年的八月十五这一天,人们就做那种好吃的圆圆的小饼,称它为月饼,把月亮叫做月娘,并会制作各种灯笼来纪念月娘。

在找中秋节的故事时,找到了这个月娘的故事,觉得很不错。我本身也不那么喜欢嫦娥奔月的故事,这个 月娘的故事更有意义。

craft: Waldorf star lantern

Adopted from Appleshoe


This is a youtube tutorial about making Waldorf star lantern. It's not only about making crafts, it's like learning geometry too. It's really amazing.

The Waldorf star lantern looks like this:

Monday, September 17, 2012

introduction: Grade 6 Geometry

From Discover Waldorf Education series


It's really amazing, how a mathematics subject can be taught so beautifully. I always thought mathematics is about logic, it's not only that. I wonder if I can still manage to draw a circle nicely if I start practice drawing now.

Search "Discover Waldorf Education" in YouTube for more videos.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

craft: cornhusk placemat

Adopted from little acorn learning


This is a pdf tutorial offered by little acorn learning.
It's really cool as we can use the inexpensive cornhusk to make a placemat, it's so natural.

craft: autumn leaves lantern

Adopted from Here we are together


Another lantern tutorial from here we are together.
Young children can make this too, and picking up leaves can be an interesting activity when we have a walk in the park.

craft: Leaf Surprise Felt Autumn Lantern

Adopted from Here we are together


This lantern tutorial is really nice, and we can let our little one make this too.

craft: Martinmas Lantern Bunting

Adopted from rhythm of the home


Another important thing to celebrate mid-autumn festival or moon cake festival is the lanterns. Hence, I am looking for how to make a lantern. These lantern are easy to make and yet very nice to hang on the wall.

craft: Polishing Wood Furniture

Adopted from DIY network

Learn how to make your own natural furniture polish and get expert tips and techniques for cleaning wood.


Three DIY Furniture Polish Recipes
Once these homemade recipes have been mixed, pour them in clean, labeled glass or plastic containers.
Recipe #1 1 cup mineral oil
3 drops lemon oil or extract
Recipe #2 2 oz. grated beeswax
5 oz. turpentine
Recipe #3 1 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
The oil nourishes the wood while the vinegar cleans it.
Recipes #1 and #2 can be stored in glass or plastic (make sure they’re clean) containers, but #3 should be poured into a spray bottle.
Now that the recipes have been made, now it’s time to see how they work. Follow these expert tips:
  • Spray or pour the homemade solution on a soft cloth (never spray directly on the furniture) and work it in, wiping with the grain. Right away you will see the luster return to the wood. If the wood looks dry, let it sit and then go over it one more time with the oil and vinegar.
  • If the wood has detail work, go over the area well with the cloth and solution, then take a soft-bristle brush to work the solution into the grooves. Buff with a soft cloth.
Now that the furniture is polished and sparkling clean, learn some common problems with wood furniture and ways to solve them:
  • Removing Old, Dull Furniture Polish: Steep two tea bags in boiling water. Let the tea cool to room temperature, take a soft cloth, wring it out in the tea until it’s damp and wash the wood. The tannic acid from the tea is wonderful for maintaining wood. You’ll be surprised at how the wood will shine.
  • Water and Heat Marks: Apply a little mayonnaise -- not salad dressing -- onto the spots, spread with a finger, let it soak for a few hours to overnight. Wipe and polish the entire table to restore the shine.
  • Removing Difficult Marks: For even the most difficult marks such as a writing pen, mayonnaise (the all-purpose cleaner) is still the way to go, along with some Rottenstone (a mild pumice). Mix the pumice and mayo, then work the mixture into the spot in the direction of the wood grain. This may take a little time. Reapply as needed, then take a cloth to clean.
  • Restoring Dry- and Old-Looking Wood: First, don’t throw it out. Restore it. Work some petroleum jelly into the wood with your fingers with a massage action, and if the wood is in really bad shape, leave the jelly on for some time. Finish by working into the grain and buffing with a soft cloth.

blog: Homeschooling Waldorf

URL: http://homeschoolingwaldorf.wordpress.com


About the author:
Teri is a mom of 2 children, a third and fifth grader. They homeschool in the waldorf style. The blog focuses on their lessons.

craft: felt mooncake

Adopted from the star online


Mooncake festival / Mid-autumn festival is just around the corner, I am thinking of sewing toy mooncakes for my son, as he likes to eat mooncake very much.

I have found this tutorial, it's actually a paper weight mooncake made by felt, filled with cotton and stone.

website: Nurture Store

URL: http://nurturestore.co.uk


NurtureStore is packed with fun kids' activities, play ideas and crafts from aged zero to ten.
The author, Cathy, is a mother of two girls.

Categories include:-

  • Baby
  • Body
  • Crafts
  • Maths
  • Messy
  • Mind
  • Outdoor
  • Play Dough
  • Recipe
  • Role Play
  • School Gardening
  • Science
  • Small World
  • Spirit
  • Writing

introduction: A window into Waldorf

By Three Rivers Waldorf School

 

Are you seeking an education for your child that...
-is a journey, and not a race? 
-integrates art, music and movement into a classical academic education?
-deeply respects children? 
-reinforces your child's connection with nature? 
-nurtures an enthusiasm for learning? 
-motivates children intrinsically? 
-nourishes the spirit of the child? 
-provides active and creative learning? 
-fosters healthy social development and community building? 
-challenges the whole child -- mind, body and spirit?

Friday, September 14, 2012

story: 《守护天使》---给怕黑的孩子的故事

转载自莲心园

从很久很久以前,到很近很近的现在,我们的世界里,一直生活着一些守护天使。他们身披着银色的斗蓬,佩着一把金色的剑(如果这个故事是讲给女孩子听,可以改成手提着一盏金色的灯)。每当夜幕降临,他们就穿行黑夜里,守护着人们的梦。当有人梦里出现了怪兽,他们会用利剑赶走怪兽;当有人梦里刮起了狂风,他们会掀起斗蓬替人们挡住风沙。不管是什么人,只要需要他们,只要用这首歌就可以召唤他们到来:我的天使,请守护我,白天和黑夜在我身旁。永永远远,请保护我,我的天使,请守护我.....

   当然,守护天使们更愿意守护孩子们的夜晚,他们甚至会把剑留给孩子们当礼物。瞧,(孩子的名字),你看,这把剑就在这里。如果你再唱一唱这首歌入睡,守护天使就进入你的梦里了。

故事背景:《我的天使》之歌是成长家园老师教给孩子们的,剑是成长家园孩子们的毕业礼物。我们这组大部分是成长家园的家长,所以选择了剑做为故事中心,希望带给孩子们克服怕黑的勇气。

Susan老师的意见:这个故事作为送给6岁的男孩子的治疗故事,会显得有点短,但是,对于“怕黑”这个主题,这个长短是非常好的,因为这样会显得故事更坚定,强壮。剑作为男孩子的故事主题(勇气)是可以,但过于锋芒,但幸好有斗蓬(笑),如果真的有这样的礼物,是否可以用一块布包起来,再交给THIS BOY(笑)。如果这个故事是送给女孩子们,那就考虑换一样?

PS:我想灯也是比较合适的,对于比较怕黑的粉粉,我会在睡前给她唱天使之歌,并且留一盏小小夜灯,让她入睡,就不用我陪着了

story: 《小刺猬》----为一个爱打扰别人的孩子创作的故事

转载自莲心园

湖畔的小树林里,住着可爱的小刺猬和他的妈妈。

妈妈每天和小刺猬幸福而温暖的生活在一起,照顾他、和他一起游戏。刺猬妈妈是个医生,还经常带着小刺猬一起去帮助树林里的同伴们治病疗伤。

一天,小刺猬和妈妈一起去小白兔家看望发烧的兔妈妈。妈妈在房间里诊疗的时候,小刺猬和小兔子一起在外面玩耍。两个开心的小伙伴一路欢笑着滚下山坡,突然,听到小兔子一声惊呼:“唉呦,你为什么扎我呀?!”小刺猬很无辜,可是当他回头看到自己的刺时,忽然恍然大悟——自己身上白白软软的刺不知何时开始变得黑黑硬硬了!“难道我已经变得和妈妈一样了吗?”要知道,小刺猬是多么羡慕妈妈身上那些又粗又硬的刺啊,可以扎起好多小果子一口气运回家呢!

心中充满了好奇和跃跃一试的冲动,小刺猬悄悄的接近小白兔,使劲一刺——“唉呦!”小白兔疼的眼睛都红了。“太棒了!我也长大了!”小刺猬像是发现了新大陆,根本顾不上受伤的小白兔,一路欢歌地向前滚去,当他发现花园里柔嫩的小花草可以被自己毫不费力地滚得七零八落、幼小的树苗被轻松的被撞到,更是让他觉得自己很有力量。

这天晚上,妈妈回来的很晚,说是小白兔被刺伤了,妈妈要帮他治疗。小刺猬浑然没有感觉,只是叽叽喳喳的向妈妈汇报自己的刺长硬了!

第二天,又是一路滚着花草冲向了湖边,发现湖边的小桑树上一条蚕宝宝正在呼呼的睡得香~~看着那软绵绵的小身体,小刺猬悄悄地用刺去碰了碰,蚕宝宝哇的一声大哭起来。“嘻嘻,我只是轻轻的碰一下,也会有那么大反应?”小刺猬感觉自己像是拥有了秘密武器,得意地溜走了。

可是,这天晚上,妈妈回来得更晚,小刺猬又累又饿,看着妈妈浑身泥土一脸疲惫的样子,很难受。

第二天天没亮,妈妈就提着锄头出门了,“妈妈怎么每天都那么忙呢?”小刺猬偷偷的跟在后面,发现妈妈正在整修一大片被滚得乱七八糟的花草,扶起被刺伤倒下的小树。

太阳很高,小刺猬很累,妈妈也很累,他想让妈妈陪他回家睡午觉,妈妈却说:“听说湖边的蚕宝宝被刺伤了,我还要去那里看看她。

小刺猬这时才意识到原来自己的“乐趣”带来的伤害,而且,妈妈每天也都为这些事情忙碌着。

那天以后,小刺猬开始注意自己的行为——和小伙伴玩耍的时候,会小心不让自己的刺碰到别人,走过花草的时候,也会放慢脚步。当他用刺滚满小果子和小伙伴分享、用刺帮小树苗松土、用刺帮妈妈递上消毒棉球的时候,他感觉自己的刺比以前更加坚硬有力了!

妈妈陪小刺猬的时间也越来越多了,小刺猬觉得和妈妈在一起的感觉真是幸福极了!

创作故事背景:《小刺猬》的故事是针对一个4岁半的男孩在幼儿园经常去无故“骚扰”其他小朋友的,破坏别人正在进行的工作、打扰正在工作和玩耍的孩子。他的行为没有前兆、而且行动快速,事后也很无辜。

doll: Making Waldorf Inspired Glove-Puppets

Adopted from we bloom here


These Waldorf inspired glove-puppets are really nice, I always want to make some Waldorf dolls for my kids. I hope I can make one of these soon.
The site provides very good tutorial too.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

craft: how to weave on a cardboard loom

Adopted from instructables


I always want to learn this weaving technique, but have not successfully found a tutorial for it.
This tutorial is good and easy to follow, also we can easily make the loom with a cardboard that can be found at home.

craft: mini doll house

Adopted from Serving Pink Lemonade


I always wanted to make a doll house, especially after I've bought the little wooden dolls, I'd like to make a house for them.
This doll house seems to be not too difficult to make, but I am thinking if I can create a few compartments and make them as rooms.

Monday, September 10, 2012

craft: A felt dino tutorial

Adopted from Mama's Felt Cafe

Method: sewing with felt


My son likes dinosaur, and I am sure he will like this too.
There is a tutorial for this dino making.

craft: bunny finger puppets

Adopted from the Purl bee

Method: sewing with felt


I found this bunny finger puppet is cute and easy to make, my son will surely love this. I am going to make one for him soon.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

craft: Mama's Felt Cafe

URL: http://www.mamasfeltcafe.com


I like to make some small toys for my son using felt recently, and I have found many tutorials for felt toys making in this blog.

Friday, September 7, 2012

doll: Tips and Tutorials for Making Your Own Waldorf Doll

I think everyone who is Waldorf-inspired would really love to make this Waldorf doll. I always want to learn how to make one. This is a really good guide for making Waldorf doll, these are all the resources the author have been using as she creates Waldorf dolls.

Go to Tips and Tutorials for Making Your Own Waldorf Doll

craft: by hook, by hand

URL: http://byhookbyhand.blogspot.com/


This is a place where you can find tutorials on making dolls, including knitting Waldorf style doll. You can also knit clothes for the dolls.

You can download the tutorial for knitting Waldorf doll pattern.
Here is a picture tutorial to make knit doll too.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

blog: 自由树手作

URL: http://selena928.blogspot.com/


这里有许多华德福手工的作品分享与教学。

blog: 吴蓓的空间

URL: http://blog.sina.com.cn/waldorfbj

作者介绍:
吴蓓:理学硕士,担任过大学物理教师13年。2001年赴英国爱默生学院学习华德福教育,2005年9月开始在北京实践华德福教育。已出版的书籍:《华德福老师的心灵日记》(原名为《英格兰的落叶》)、《请让我慢慢长大》。翻译出版的书籍:《学校是一段旅程》、《解放孩子的潜能》、《圣雄修身录》《圣雄箴言录》,以及《根娃娃的故事》等3本儿童绘本。

吴蓓老师写了许多文章,都值得一看。

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

resources: homeschool freebie of the day

URL: http://www.homeschoolfreebie.wholesomechildhood.com/


Every weekday, there will be a new homeschooling freebie for download. Stuff like: Unit studies, ebooks, audio programs, games, samples, lesson plan, classic books, and other quality resources.

craft: the Purl bee

URL: http://www.purlbee.com/


A craft website with great tutorials and ideas for knitting, crochet, sewing and more.

blog: Ancient Hearth

URL: http://ancienthearth2.blogspot.com


About the author:
A mother who is homeschooling her Grade 3 twin girls using Waldorf inspired education.

This is a very good reference for any homeschoolers. The author has documented and shared their lessons, activities and tutorials.

craft: tooth fairy bags

Adopted from the Purl bee


I always thought of making my own container to store my children' baby teeth, instead of buying one. This is quite a good idea, and also easy to make. Perhaps I will also make a box to keep these bags. ^_^

craft: a stick weaving tutorial

Adopted from Natural Suburbia


There is a tutorial in making the weaving sticks with wooden dowels and also the weaving.