|Mr A with our Waldorf star hanging over our nature table|
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I have been meaning to set more time aside for crafts, but as is life I always seem to run out of time. This week however I was determined to indulge in some simple and family friendly paper crafts and with the little man starting Steiner Kindergarten soon it seemed only fitting to make a Waldorf/Steiner star above our nature table in our house. It's brings so much lovely colour into the kitchen and really brightens up the room. I thought some paper garlands would go well with the star and was inspired by two pins on my pinterest boards.
|Waldorf Star inspired by Gardenmama|
|Paper Garland, Pinterest|
The great thing is for both of these crafts you don't need anything special, we simply popped down to our local supermarket and picked up some tissue paper, natural jute string, cardboard, PVA craft glue and a few jewels to add some sparkle. These are perfect for children, although they will need supervision when it comes to cutting and glueing.
Here is how we made the Waldorf Star
First you need 8 square pieces of either Tissue paper or Kite Paper, each in a different colour
The fold it length ways and then repeat again on the other side, creating four small squares
Then take each corner and fold it in towards the centre of the paper, do this four times, to create four little triangles
The turn the paper towards you so it's in a diamond shape and proceed to fold the left point up against the centre "line" forming a sharp point at the very top
Do this with each of the 8 pieces of paper, once this is done you can start to clue your star together. Just add little drops of PVA and start with your first colour, adding glue to the lower right hand corner. The next piece will line up agains the centre fold and proceed.
Now you will have your star, you can make bigger and smaller ones, we added jewels for extra sparkles in the corner of ours. You slighting more in depth instructions please visit GardenMama
|Our Waldorf Star|
For the paper garlands, all you need is different coloured cardboard, string, scissors and sellotap
Cut various colours of cardboard into circles, cut in even numbers as you need two sides for each circle and stick onto string with about 15cm apart of each other, using sellotape.
Once you have placed all the circles, go back and stick the otherside of the circle over the sellotape, this time using PVA glue, this makes each circle stronger and neater.