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The Children's Year

Seasonal Crafts and Clothes

Stephanie Cooper , Christine Fynes-Clinton and Marije Rowling

192 pp.  
8" x 10"
Illustrations: Black and white

Hawthorn Press

First published more than twenty years ago, The Children's Year has helped generations of families rediscover the pleasures of creating rather than merely consuming. Children get enormous satisfaction from playing with something they have made, but many parents lack creative self-confidence.

This book has everything you need to get started, with more than a hundred projects for parents and children to enjoy making together. Simple, well-illustrated instructions demonstrate ways to make children's clothing, toys, and gifts, using natural materials.

Organized by seasons, the craft activities include knitted Easter chicks, spring flower fairies, summer leaf prints, cosy slippers, pumpkin lanterns, Christmas calendars, indoor play spaces, and much more. Small items such as a tooth fairy purse can be made in a short time, while larger projects can be enjoyed over a weekend or more.

"Another brilliant book from Hawthorn Press. Suitable for all ages and levels of craft skill." —The Mother Magazine

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  • All Year Round : Christian Calendar of Celebrations
  • In the Light of a Child : A Journey through the 52 Weeks of the Year in both Hemispheres for Children
  • Festivals, Family, and Food : Guide to Seasonal Celebration
  • Making the Children's Year : Seasonal Waldorf Crafts with Children

    Related Titles by Subject:

    Anthroposophy: Cycle of the Year & Festivals ; Family: Early Childhood Education ; Family: Family Life and Waldorf & Special Needs Education: Cycle of the Year & Festivals