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Making the Children's Year Edition 2 Revised

Seasonal Waldorf Crafts with Children

October 2017
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  • Publisher
    Hawthorn Press
  • Published
    31st October 2017
  • ISBN 9781907359699
  • Pages 192 pp.
  • Size 7.87" x 9.8"

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 color 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 coauthored with two friends and brings new inspiration and ideas to a modern readership. Packed with all kinds of crafts, from paper crafting to building dens, she brings the seasons into the home. From beginners to experienced crafters, this book as a gift for parents and adults seeking to make toys that will inspire children—and to provide an alternative to a throwaway culture.

A previous edition of this book was published by Hawthorn Press as The Children's Year.

“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)

“I love the sense of the seasons this book provides alongside a wealth of crafting ideas.” 

—Saffia Farr (Juno Magazine, issue 52)

Marije Rowling

Marije Rowling was an art teacher in Holland before she came to study in England. A wife and mother, Marije has spent her time as a homemaker, crafter, artist, and teacher, weaving the Waldorf thread into a very rich tapestry.