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Making the Children's Year: Seasonal Waldorf Crafts with Children

Making the Children's Year: Seasonal Waldorf Crafts with Children

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Thirty years since its original publication, The Children's Year has been a much-loved book that has never been out of print. Now called Making the Children's Year, with colour illustrations and new projects that bring it up to date, it will appeal to a new generation of people keen to engage children in creative play, the seasons and the joy of handcrafting.

Marije Rowling has revisited the book she originally co-wrote with two friends and brings new inspiration and ideas to a modern readership. Packed with all kinds of crafts, from papercrafting to building dens, she brings the seasons into the home. From beginners to experienced crafters, this book is a gift for parents and adults seeking to make toys that will inspire children and to provide an alternative to a throwaway culture.
  • ISBN: 978-1-907359-69-9
  • Author: Marije Rowling
  • Format: Paperback
  • Extent: 240 pages
  • Size: 250 × 200 mm


‘I love the sense of the seasons this book provides alongside a wealth of crafting ideas.’ Saffia Farr, Juno Magazine issue 52

For young children there is a sense of magic as they encounter these images, drawings and activities. Older ones will find creative projects suited to their skills and enjoyment. For adults also it offers a wide choice of craft, from tissue paper lanterns, a bee house and the old gnome, a May flower crown and lavender bags. The book aims to encourage everyone’s creative expressions.Judy Large, author of Festivals, Family and Food, from the Foreword.

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