Celebrating a Waldorf Summertime!!!
Here in Eastern Ontario, we’re lucky enough to have four distinct seasons…each one very different than the other. Summer for us means lots of trips to fresh water lakes, picnics in the park, the farmers market, camping, bike trips, fishing, gardening galore and the start of putting away the bountiful harvest!
In the darkest part of winter we LONG for sweet sweet summertime!
Every year we recognize the beginning of summertime with our Solstice celebration. I like
bearing witness to the turning of the seasons. We take time to make some sun crafts, change around our nature table, and usually on Solstice day we eat outside, (if the weather permits), and end the day with a bonfire.
Here is an easy peasy summer Solstice craft!
Our first sweet little sun princess modelling the sun wand!
To make your own you will need:
Wool felt, (red, orange & yellow)
Embroidery floss (red, orange & yellow)
Dowel or stick (whatever length you wish…ours was about 12 inches)
Paint & brush, (whatever colour you wish)
Roving or stuffing
Glue gun and glue sticks
Ribbon, (reds, yellows, orange)
Cut out felt circles of varying widths and colours…find circular things to trace around your house…
you will need one small, one bigger, one even bigger and then two LARGE circles.
Now sew those circles together…I used various colours of thread to compliment the felt, (because I’m a bit craft crazy!!)…if you want super simple though you can use a glue gun, (holds amazingly well for felt)…leave a gap at the bottom for the dowel or stick, (which will be sandwiched between the two large circles of felt)
(cut easily from some golden cardstock…stapled together at the back)Here are some summertime verses that I found online…Come bright butterfly, close to me
Your beautiful wings I should like to see
You fly like a bird, you sip like a bee
But you’re really a flower the wind set free From The Mystical Kingdom
Combined with a simple butterfly craft, this would make for a lovely morning playtime!
Again…combined with a simple boat craft, you’ll start a summer day out with some fun!
And…if you require further summer crafting inspiration come over for a visit…
Hope you all enjoy a safe, sunny, smile filled summer!
Now go celebrate!!!
Thanks Maureen… wonderful as always!
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Blessings and magic,