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Creative Play with Playsilks

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 Many times when my kids were small we would find ourselves in a park, hotel, restaurant or airplane when suddenly they would need a simple prop for pretending.

Our dear friend Torii most often requested a baby. I got good at wrapping up a playsilk in such a way that she could cradle it, love it and imagine it was her real baby.

My sons more often wanted an animal, or a throwing toy. We learned to tie silks into little animals for floor play and shooting stars to throw in hotel rooms.

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Nature Tables and Seasonal Playsilks

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A nature table or seasonal table can a beautiful addition to your home.  Keep it simple and interactive.  The important aspect is that the child is able to connect with the objects and the scene depicted on the table.  Generally, the scene should be related to the current season or an upcoming festival or holiday.  The nature table is often the focal point of a Waldorf kindergarten classroom with the scene on the table directly related to the week's activities. 

How to set up a nature table in your home:

1. Find a simple table, shelf or piano top

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Rubber Stamping on Playsilks

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Make Your Own Sachet Gifts

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Each year we make gifts to give to special friends, grandparents, and teachers. One of the easy and fun ones is making sachets.

 

Here is what you need:

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Make Your Own Rainbow Dollhouse or Tipi

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A little dollhouse or tipi is a wonderful gift! This one is easy to make yourself and can be taken down to store when not in use.

We use ours on our nature table and change the silks to go with the seasons.

You will need:

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DIY Fairy Mobile

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Imagine looking up and seeing a sky full of fairies hovering above you. These are the things that spark a child's imagination. It's so easy to make your very own fairy mobile. This project is great to do with children ages 4-10 or for a friend who's expecting. What a great baby shower gift it would make!

Here's what you need:

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Discover the Magic Inside Your Child's DIY Fort!

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If you've ever built your own secret hideaway, then you can certainly remember all the fun it delivered. It was more than just a place where you could snuggle up inside. There were secrets shared and mysteries solved, stories hatched and dreams declared.

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