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  • Toymaking with Children

Toymaking with Children



Just can't praise this book enough! Freya Jaffke's revised classic on Waldorf creative play and the young child contains a bevy of patterns and instructions, with many new additions, for creating traditional Waldorf toys. Clear instructions with diagrams and photos.

Readers can make their own toys for the play room or classroom or glean many school age handwork projects from this book.


  • The Nature of Play
  • Which Toys for Which Ages
  • Play and Clean-up Time
  • Building on a Large Scale
  • Building on the Floor on on Tables
  • A Doll Corner
  • A Play Store
  • A Dollhouse
  • A Farmyard
  • String Puppets or Marionettes
  • Other Toys
  • Outdoor Play
  • Cleaning and Caring for Wooden Toys
  • Working with Unspun Wool

Sampling of Projects:

  • MANY simple knitted animals - sheep, horse, donkey, hens, roosters, cats, pigs, ducks
  • MANY dolls and accessories - knotted doll, unformed baby doll, formed, flopsy, knitted, doll house and pipe cleaner dolls
  • Sewing stitches
  • Sewn felt panel ball
  • Standing felt table puppets
  • String puppets
  • Silk marionettes
  • Carved animals and kitchen ware
  • Tumbling doll
  • Pop-up puppet
  • Wood play stand
  • Wood doll house and furniture
  • Wood boats and trains
  • And more

Softbound; 139 pages.

AUTHOR: Freya Jaffke

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