Paper Crafts

Inspiration and tutorials for crafts done using paper.

Winter Window Transparency Template | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

I love window transparencies! They look so bright and joyful! I have experimented quite a bit with ways of enabling Sola to be able to make a window transparency on her own. Unfortunately, the process is much more complex than it seems at first. You can’t give young children the extremely sharp knives and scissors […]

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Sola has decided that “art” is her “special talent”, as she calls it . As a result, she has been keeping me on my toes with all of the art that she has been doing around here. In particular, she has taken a liking to cutting paper and making elaborate paper constructions. This fascination of […]

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Sola is absolutely and positively obsessed with flowers. So much so, that our garden rarely has any flowers in it, as she picks them all to give to people, wear in her hair, put in small vases on the nature table, and who knows what else she does with them. So I recently had an […]

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Window transparencies are a form of Waldorf art that can add a bit of seasonal whimsy to any room. Unfortunately, they are challenging to make, especially for young children. So I came up with an idea for a window transparency that I knew Sola could make without getting too frustrated. First I cut out an […]

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We made autumn-themed window transparencies this week. I had purchased Mit farbigen Transparenten durch das Jahr for inspiration. I knew the book was in German and that my German is very weak, at best, but I had not anticipated that the book would be so small, so the patterns were all small. If Dora wasn’t […]

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