The Handwork teacher

I am a mother to two beautiful girls and I teach Handwork and Fine Arts in our local waldorf charter school in Arizona.

Friday, June 6, 2008

kinder class

Still working on blue and purple....but here is the beginning of a toy for kinder class. it also needs to be felted.




Kinderdolls....one doll was in the kindergarten and it had a very dirty face. so I brought her home and took off her head and put new skin on...I hand washed the body and dried her in the sun.. . Then I made another doll the same size...I'm not sure how many dolls the Kindergarten needs but once I start...its hard to stop.

hollyhock flowers for plant dyeing....my result was only a little off white...the dye tried to make purple but it did not work. I think too few flowers......I don't know....

here are some crafts for the Kinder classroom

7 comments:

RunninL8 said...

beautiful holyhocks! It would be hard for me to boil them up!
That kinder toy is such a clever idea! Hope you will show us the felted version. I just bought a pair of knitting kneedles and yarn-can't wait to learn how to knit!
I would love to repair my oldest daughters waldorf doll but it would totally change who she is! So now she's Scar Face!

Lizz said...

Smiles...

Gypsy said...

I just love the stacking toy! Please please come to NZ and be our handwork teacher - we would love you here and I'm sure you would love us :) What is making you think of coming here- holiday or serious relocation?

FairiesNest said...

I love the dolls! I was also taken by your post about sharing. I can't imagine NOT sharing my knowledge...it seems so selfish. If we all spent more time giving and less worrying about what someone might take wouldn't it be a much happier world!

Jenn said...

I love the knit stacking toy which will be felted. Would love to make some for my baby girl! :0)

woolladyfelter said...

I love the stacking rainbow thing. Make sure you bring that to Sunbridge.
I use to hoard my ideas and then it started to make me snippy so then I decided to Share Share Share when ever I could. Sometimes I then don't make a sale but its really not that important because its not what put food on the table. My crafts are for me. For some people its a fine line...
I'm glad you share too :)

Celandine said...

Such beautiful dolls! I need to give some of our dollies a bath and a sprucing up... My son carries one around everywhere, and also has an unfortunate tendency to pull at the embroidered features. I think I might try to paint them on next time. Any suggestions? I apologize for my extreme delay in posting any instructions whatsoever! Summer has taken over my life; I can't seem to stop picking and freezing strawberries. Nice stopping by.