Up until last week, I had been cleaning our block crayons by rubbing them on blank newsprint. Based on people’s comments, I decided to give a few other things a try. I tried rubbing the crayons clean with oil, glycerin, and liquid dish soap (I use a fairly natural brand of soap, J.R. Watkins Lemon […]

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The Choroi pentatonic flute is a wonderful first instrument for children. Not only does it produce a beautiful and clear sound, the fingering on the Choroi pentatonic flute is simple enough for a first grader to play. The best resource that I have found for teaching yourself to play the pentatonic flute is the  Waldorf Teachers’ […]

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I’ve completely finished making our monthly gnomes and am now moving on to new projects! For our spring gnomes, I used a pattern from Making Peg Dolls, by Margaret Bloom. Here is what the hat looks like from the back and above. If you have read this post this far, why not subscribe so that […]

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Beeswax block crayons are an art medium that is fairly unique to Waldorf education, and to the best of my knowledge, Stockmar is the only company that makes beeswax block crayons. When I first looked into Waldorf education fifteen years ago, or so, I went to homeschool curriculum fair, where a lovely lady convinced me […]

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