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My Favorite Autumn Children’s Book

Posted on September 1, 2014

Child of Faerie, Child of Earth is my favorite autumn story for children. Jane Yolen’s enchanting poetry and Jane Dyer’s radiant watercolors weave a spellbinding tale of friendship that bridges two worlds as different as night and day. This has been a great back-to-school book at my house. It’s easy to re-establish bedtime routines for a new school year when you can share treasures like this one after the kids nestle in for the night. Click “read on” below and you’ll see why!

The Wonderful World of Waldorf Toys

Posted on April 28, 2014

Over fifteen years ago, I fell in love with natural toys. At the time my first son was born, it was only natural since I lived in California and was already into natural childbirth, natural clothing, and natural foods. After my son turned one, we moved back to Michigan to be closer to family. There, one of my friends, Leslie, from my natural foods buying club introduced me to the world of Waldorf (she was enrolled in the Waldorf teacher training program). The year was 1999 and we were idealistic new parents, very conscious of health and the environment. When my son was two-year-old, I brought him to Leslie’s Waldorf playgroup, and watching his response to the toys and activities there, I knew the…

Felted Dolls — a Craft Inspired by The Flowers Festival, by Elsa Beskow

Posted on April 19, 2013

One of the most fun ways to experience a book is to bring your favorite characters to life.  With polished wooden peg dolls and wool felt, the dolls inspired by a favorite book can be as simple and easy, or as ornate and complex, as one wants.  Just pick your favorite books and characters, get your hands on Palumba’s wooden peg dolls, wool felt and thread (hot glue guns are quite handy too!) and craft away! -Grace & Kriste

More Spring Craft Ideas — Origami Bunnies

Posted on March 25, 2013

Origami kite bunnies made with kite paper from Palumba, specializing in natural, non-toxic toys, crafts, books, and home goods.

We made this fun spring craft with Palumba kite paper and some help from YouTube! (see http://.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo9pQmOYkZw?feature=player_detailpage&w=640&h=360

Our kite paper makes gorgeous origami pieces, like the darling bunnies we made with the help of YouTube!  Find more inspiration in our favorite paper arts books, Crafts Through the Year (featuring beautiful paper window stars and dozens of fun projects for the whole year round) and Origami Card Craft (featuring 30 clever cards and envelopes to fold).  These make wonderful gifts too!

The Translucent Wonder of Window Stars

Posted on January 18, 2013

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This photo only captures a one time glimpse of how a window star can look throughout the day. With each ebb and flow of the sun, the rays of light will give a stained-glass beauty to the kite paper transforming a simple – but time consuming craft project into a wonder of beauty!

-Judy

  

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