Making Waldorf Crafts - for 6 to 8 years

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From spinning and sewing to weaving and knitting, here are the instructions to teach or learn along with practical craft projects suitable for children aged 6-8 years to follow on their own or with a little help or guidance from an adult, if needed. Based on the Waldorf handwork curriculum for classes 1 and 2.

Step-by-step instructions and full color, detailed illustrations help with each stage of learning, while tips and techniques are given for adults. Charming rhymes, anecdotes and stories, that will keep children interested and engaged, are included.

  • A handwork course for children 6-8 years
  • Learn to knit and sew with rhymes and stories
  • Full step-by-step instructions with clear drawings
  • Tips for teaching, including projects to do while waiting for help

"The more we take into account that intellect develops from the movement of limb, from dexterity and skills, the better it will be." Rudolf Steiner

The result of the author's 30 years of teaching and teacher-training experience.

Projects include:

  • Twist yarn
  • Magic slipknots
  • Make a drop spindle
  • Make your own knitting needles
  • Knit a rainbow ball
  • Sew a handwork bag
  • Tie a bow/Tie your own shoelaces
  • Sew a pins and needle case
  • Make a plait
  • Knit a cockerel, gnome, hare, owl, cat, rabbit, donkey
  • Make a pompom rabbit
  • Sew a flute case
  • Keep a handwork diary
  • Stitch a grade one handwork sack
  • Stitch a colorful snail shell hanging
  • Weave in the round - a bowl, basket, tortoise with woven shell, rainbow

Softcover, 126 pages

Author: Nina Taylor