2012!

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In 2012 we resolve to:

  • play more
  • build forts
  • create seasonal nature tables
  • dress to please ourselves (in silk, wool, cotton, and linen) 

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Celebrating Advent

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My nice red rosy apple, has a secret all unseen...

"Advent, advent a candle burns

First one, then two, then three then four

Their stands the child outside the door."

We light our candles adding one each week. The children put little shells and bones on week one, around the candles.

Week two they add some greens and other plant life found in our yard.

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More Than Gift Wrap - Furoshiki is an Artful, Sustainable Gift in Itself

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How can we present gifts to our loved ones in a way that signifies the deeper meanings behind the act of giving? What could symbolize a honoring of the work involved in crafting or purchasing a special item? Is there a material that could cover a treasure and allow the gift recipient the added delight of unwrapping a surprise?

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Green Halloween®!

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►Consider creating a Halloween costume with your child this year! It's easy to do with playsilks.

They are versatile, eco-friendly, and demand imagination.

Here are some ideas:

make fairy wings, a superheroe cape, princess dress, head veil, pirate cape and belt,

over your head to be a ghost, and we have seen many a rainbow princess at our Waldorf school's Sprite's Night celebration.

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How Silk is Made

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Here is a link to a good place to buy some silk worm eggs. It is a very fun project to do with kids, at home or in a classroom. If you don't have any Mulberry trees nearby you should order some mulberry mash from these people too.

Here are some of our silk worms, cocoons, and moths:

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