Simple, Natural Craft Ideas
Waldorf crafts focus on simple, natural materials and inspire imaginative play in children. If you have been looking to incorporate more natural play in your child's day but don't know where to start, check out these simple Waldorf crafts!
Waldorf peg doll craft
Waldorf peg dolls are tiny dolls that children can take anywhere. Their simple features make it easy for children to use their imaginations to create endless possibilities for play.
Waldorf play silks
Play silks are a wonderful toy for children of all ages. They inspire open-ended play and their many uses are as unlimited as your child's imagination.
Waldorf window stars
Waldorf window stars are beautiful, translucent stars made of folded paper that will brighten your home through any season.
Cut the paper
Take 2 pieces of transparent paper and fold it in quarters. Unfold the paper and cut along the fold lines to make 4 equal squares (8 total).
Fold along the diagonal
Fold 1 of the squares on the diagonal so that 2 of the corners are touching. Firmly press along the fold.
Create each point
Unfold the paper and lay it out in front of you like a diamond. To make 1 of the points of the star, fold the 2 outer corners in so that they meet along the center crease, then glue both flaps down with the glue stick to hold them in place. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the remaining 7 squares.
Assemble the star
To assemble the star, place 1 of the 8 points on the table with the folded side up. Put glue on the bottom right triangle, then overlap a second point over the first with the bottom corners touching.
Glue it all together
Keep gluing points to each other until the star is complete. Use tape to hang the star in the window.
Image credit: Amy Vowles
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