10 Summer Craft Tutorials inspired by Waldorf

Summer is practically here!  This is the perfect time to do some Waldorf inspired crafts inspired by sun, fun, water and color!

 1: Making Play-dough.  There are many recipes for making playdough, but this is the one used by our Preschool  teacher.  In PreK, the kids make playdough every Tuesday.  Each week they do a new color making their way through  the rainbow. This is a great recipe, and can be done with  items probably already sitting in your kitchen.  Thanks to the folk at The Outlaw Mom for this great  tutorial.

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 2: Making and using Story Stones.  This is an amazing idea!  Using flat rocks, you and your children paint  them with symbols, characters and anything that might be used in a story. You can use them in many ways to  create a custom story!  This tutorial from Artful Parent will guide you through many ways to make and use them.

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 3: Sunny Window Star…  Using tissue paper and a glue stick, you and your kids can create this sunny star for  your window!  Thank you to the folk at Twig and Toadstool for this great tutorial!

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 4: Wind Wand… This is a great craft for any age child.  Using a curtain ring and some ribbons  you can  create this outdoor summer toy for with child!  Thank you to the folk at An everyday story for this sweet tutorial!

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 5:Dying Wool using plant dyes and Sunlight from the folk at Magic Onion, one of our favorite blogs that  is  inspired by Waldorf pedagogy.  Using wool, red cabbage, and a mason jar you can dye your wool for felting  naturally!

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 6: Sewing Lavender Bags Since summer is a great time to harvest the lavender growing in your garden, this  seems the perfect summer craft you to do with your kids!  With a bit of cloth, needle and thread you can turn your  lavender into sweet smelling bags to add to your pillow, clothes drawers and linen closets!  Thanks to the folk at  Retedart for this great craft.

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 7: Bubble Wands!  You know what they are, and here is a great recipe for homemade bubble solution.  Thanks  to the Frugal Crafter for this one.

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8: Handmade Boats!  Nothing says summer quite like making a little boat and watching it float.  Most of our kids will be doing this in a swimming pool or bathtub, but it’s still great fun!  Thank you to the folk at Minieco in the UK!

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9: Making a God’s Eye Most of us have made them, but we may not have realized that is the “technical” name for them.  This is a great and easy way to spend the afternoon with a couple twigs and a couple balls of yarn!  Thank you for giving us this tutorial Crafts by Amanda!

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10: Pressing Flowers This next one is a really good tutorial and tells in detail how to press flowers.    Very pretty!  Thank you Modest Maven!

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