A Steiner School Parent Craft Group

Archive for February, 2012

Bean bags and shooting stars

A very small group of four this week, and yet we managed to make 25 new bean bags for the kindergarten, and a dozen shooting stars for the fair.  Thankyou wonderful ladies with nimble fingers!!

A basket full of beanbags for kindergarten

A little secret – our bean bags are filled with rice and a handful of dried mint leaves, not beans, to minimise the risk of being eaten by nibbling mice.  Of course packing them away securely in a tin or lidded container when not in use is the best prevention.

Beanbags are great for body orientation, with rhymes to guide them over, under, round and through, crossing mid-lines, encouraging nimble fingers and quick reflexes, and they are so much fun!!

Throwing a beanbag to a partner is great fun too.  Shooting star or metor bean bags with a ribbon tail are great to encourage throwing in a curving rainbow.  Can you catch the front? can you catch the tail?  Watch the ribbons fly!

Shooting star beanbags

Autumn is fast approaching and a great time to look for shooting stars in the sky on a clear night.  You could wish upon a star!

Join us next week for some fun sewing felt dragons and seahorses.  Happy Crafting.

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Digit dolls and faerie folk

After a great planning meeting last week, this week we are off and crafting.  Our first craft for the year was making digit dolls and faerie folk.  There was no shortage of inspiration as wizards, mermaids and pixies quickly materialised.  They are made with wooden bead heads and wool wrapped pipe cleaners, with any extra details added to make each unique.

Next week we will be filling and sewing beanbags for the kindergarten and making streamer flyers for some extra fun.