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Silk Toadstool Christmas Ornament DIY Tutorial

Oh my… we’ve been making these most adorable silk toadstools for our Christmas tree. Each one takes a few minutes to make and, at this rate, our tree will be laden with toadstools!

I found the silk fabric in wonderfully natural colors at Joannes Fabrics. It was on sale too!

The foam balls are from the Dollar Store and we picked up the sticks from outside.

Watch this self-explanatory  how-to video I to see how easy they are to make ::

 

 

And, please send me a photo if you make them for your tree.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Waldorf Everyday

I’ve started an Instagram tribe for us called @Waldorf.Everyday and I hope you’ll join in.

It’s a collective window into our everyday Waldorf and simple-living Instagram posts so that we have a place that connects us and brings us all together. To have your Instagram posts featured, simply tag them with #waldorfeveryday . Each day, I’ll choose a tagged post to feature along with some meaningful words to inspire us. I’ll tag you in the post, of course, so that other Waldorf and simple-living friends can follow you too.

Be sure to follow @Waldorf.Everyday on Instagram so that you don’t miss a single beautiful community post.

Here are some recent postings from @Waldorf.Everyday ::

 

Music in Waldorf Education :: Discovering Waldorf :: www.theMagicOnions.com

 

I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.
Plato

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Whatever you are physically…male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy–all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.
Cassandra Clare

 

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Here is this vast, savage, howling mother of ours, Nature, lying all around, with such beauty, and such affection for her children, as the leopard; and yet we are so early weaned from her breast to society, to that culture which is exclusively an interaction of man on man.

Henry David Thoreau

 

Knitting in Waldorf Education :: Discovering Waldorf :: www.theMagicOnions.com

Learning to knit is FABULOUS for kids. It engages both sides of the brain, has children working from the left to the right and in a circular manner, which helps children with reading skills. There is a ton of counting, skip counting, adding, subtracting, and patterning involved with knitting – and if you are anything like me, a whole lot of problem solving too. Knitting is rhythmic and calming and has been shown to be very beneficial for hyperactive children.
@howweelearn

I hope I’ll see you there.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Make the most enchanting fairy gardens with this FAIRY GARDEN DIY KIT IN A BOX from The Magic Onions Shop

New Fairy Garden Kits

I’ve had the most wonderfully creative weekend designing new DIY fairy garden kits for the shop.

It’s my most favorite work activity of all – designing new enchantments. I get to play with flower fairies and magical miniature things all day long. And my camera, of course, which I love.

The kids join in from time to time with suggestions and ideas and end up sidetracked into a magical fairy garden world of their own.

It turns out to be a happy family collaboration.

I will be listing all the kits in the shop this week but, for now, Baby Emily Sweet Pea and her magical fairy garden are ready for enchanted adventures (purchase)

 

Make the most enchanting fairy gardens with this FAIRY GARDEN DIY KIT IN A BOX from The Magic Onions Shop

 

Isn’t this a delightful fairy garden kit!

It comes with these magical miniature treasures : a flower fairy or gnome of your choice, a sweet squirrel friend, mini toadstools, robins egg nest, a sparkly star, a clam shell full of colorful shining gems, a magic crystal ball, wood rounds and stepping stones, a miniature peg with thread, two wood spools, various twigs and bark, a felted acorn, paper flowers, a feather butterfly and various types and colors of moss.

Customers can choose from 9 flower fairies and gnomes but you’ll have to pop over to the shop to see them… I’ll put it this way… it will be difficult to decide upon your favorite… they are ALL so lovely.

There are so many fun options for imaginative and creative fairy gardening.

But I know you want to see more photos so here you go…

 

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This is Emily Lucy Sweet Pea. She is darling!

 

Make the most enchanting fairy gardens with this FAIRY GARDEN DIY KIT IN A BOX from The Magic Onions Shop

It’s a good idea to pin this next image to Pinterest so that you can find this kit easily next time you are trying to think of a magical birthday present for the little fairy-lovers in your life.

Make the most enchanting fairy gardens with this FAIRY GARDEN DIY KIT IN A BOX from The Magic Onions Shop

 

Please don’t forget to enter your fairy garden into this years Fairy Garden Contest.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses for Kindergarten on The Magic Onions Blog

Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses for Kindergarten

The beauty of Waldorf education is that it meets the child where he is developmentally. The synergy of Waldorf teaching methods and child development is discussed wonderfully in an article by Dr Reggie Melrose called ‘Waldorf from a Neuroscientific Perspective‘.

The Morning circle is a great example of how Waldorf meets the young child where she is in her development. The circle is an out-breath that helps the children transition from unstructured playtime to a more the structured activities in the classroom.

It is a time of movement, song and gentle expression to ease the children into the day in a happy and inclusive way.

I find it beautiful in that it connects the children with each other and with the teacher and opens their spirits to receive the lessons of the day.

 

Favorite Waldorf Morning Verses

 

Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses : When I woke up this morning, the day had just begun.

 

 

WHEN I WOKE UP THIS MORNING
When I woke up this morning, the day had just begun.
I saw a golden flower with petals like the sun!
The flower was unfolding, and waking from the night.
Each petals face was shining in the morning light.
This petals name was Sophie, and this petals name was Teddy,
and this petals name was Kate, and this petals name was Catherine. (substitute each child’s name)
Now our golden flower has opened to the sun,
and we will shine and blossom til the day is done!

 

Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses for Kindergarten : Good morning dear Earth, Good morning dear sun.

 

GOOD MORNING DEAR EARTH

Good morning dear earth
Good morning dear sun
Good morning dear flowers
and the fairies, every one
Good morning dear beasts
and the birds in the trees
Good morning to you
Good morning to me

 

Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses for Kindergarten : Morning has broken, like the first morning

 

MORNING HAS BROKEN

Morning has broken
Like the first morning.
Blackbird has spoken
Like the first bird.
Praise for the singing,
And praise for the morning.
Praise for the springing
Fresh from the word.
Sweet the rain’s new fall
Sunlit from heaven.
Like the first dew fall
On the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness
Of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness
Where His feet pass.
Mine is the sunlight.
Mine is the morning.
Born of the one light

 

Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses for Kindergarten : Good morning starshine, the earth says hello.

 

GOOD MORNING STARSHINE
Good morning starshine
The earth says, “Hello”
You twinkle above us
We twinkle below
Good morning starshine
You lead us along
My love and me as we sing
Our early morning singing song
Gliddy glup gloopy
Nibby nabby noopy la la la lo lo
Sabba sibby sabba
Nooby abba nabba le le lo lo
Tooby ooby walla nooby abba nabba
Early morning singing song
A morning circle is sure to be the start of a very happy day.

If you have a favorite circle verses, I’d love to hear them in the comments.

If you’ve enjoyed these verses, I have also written an article that shares our favorite Waldorf mealtime blessing verses that I think you’ll love. Be sure to check back soon.

And, if you are after more Waldorf articles that showcase everyday family life, please have a look at the Discovering Waldorf Education archives.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Nature Mobile :: DIY Earth Day Celebrations :: Waldorf Activities

Earth Day, April 22nd, is an BIG day in the Sunny House. We celebrate it as if it is Mother Earth’s Birthday. Raising environmentally aware children has been an important part of our parenting and My Good Man and I are proud that our children are truly and authentically earth-conscious. They refuse, reuse and recycle as if it’s the most normal thing to do.

I have shared a wonderful Discovering Waldorf article on Waldorf-inspired Earth Day traditions that has lots of great ideas for creating a fun and meaningful Earth Day celebration.

Making a DIY nature mobile is a great way to get into the spirit of Earth Day. We made our Earth Day mobile as a birthday gift to Mother Earth and I’m sharing our easy and fun tutorial with you here.

 

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It looks so pretty hanging in the Sunny House.

 

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We started our nature mobile by going on an afternoon walk and collecting a basket-full of pretty gifts from the earth… flowers, leaves, ferns, seeds, sticks. We were amazed at how bountiful Mother Earth’s gifts are… and how beautiful too.

 

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Materials needed for a Nature Mobile :

  •  – Sculpey clay
  •  – Nature bits
  •  – a rolling pin
  •  – string
  •  – a long twig

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1.  In our hands, we rolled the Sculpey clay into balls (about 1 diameter in size). Then we flattened them into circles with the rolling pin, making sure not to make them too thin.

2.  We chose nature bits (flowers, leaves, sticks) from our collection and pressed them, firmly, into the clay.

 

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3.  When we gently removed the nature bits from the clay and gasped at the lovely imprints they had made in the clay.

 

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4.  Some of the leaves and flowers looked so pretty in the clay and so we decided to leave them there.

 

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5. We used a stick to make holes in the top of each circle.

6.  We baked the clay circles in a warm oven, following the instructions on the sculpey package (250 degrees F for 15 minutes.)

 

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7. We removed the clay circles from the oven, letting them cool completely and then strung them onto the twig to make the most beautiful nature mobile.

 

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I wasn’t sure that the leaves and flowers would stay beautiful through baking them in the oven… but they did. They hardly even changed color and are now dehydrated into the clay circles and will last for ages.

 

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I couldn’t resist taking a photo of our nature mobile this morning as the run rose. Can you see the rays of early morning sunshine coming through the window to greet our pretty mobile?

We have lots of other nature-inspired crafts and activities in the archives that I’m sure you’ll enjoy doing with your little ones.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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A Perpetual Waldorf Calendar :: Discovering Waldorf Education

We have the most beautiful perpetual circular Waldorf calendar hanging on our wall. It’s drawn by Phoebe Wahl and depicts a delightful gnome family going about their seasonal days. My children consult it often. They turn the season dial at the start of each season (March on top now on top). They write in important events and dates that are going to happen in each new season and it helps enormously to smooth transitions and keep our family rhythm going throughout the year. My eight-year old in particular, loves to be reminded which season we are enjoying and which season is coming next.

You can purchase this Waldorf perpetual calendar in The Magic Onions Shop.

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Nicole Shiffler also finds her family’s perpetual calendar indispensable in their homeschooling journey. “Perpetual calendars are a physical way children can see the progression and changing of time.  By turning their illustrated wheel, they can match the month with the season, and what visually that season looks like to them.

The child’s understanding of larger spans of time are better understood by regularly using their own perpetual calendar.  And the fact that it is a circular calendar, they can understand that “time” is an ongoing cycle, easily comprehended on their wheel year after year.”

She shares a super DIY tutorial on a kid-made perpetual calendar.

 

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Why a circle? Anne Forbes explains that we usually think of the passing of time as linear, with one event following another in sequence by day, by month, by year. Placing the same events in a circular journal, or wheel shape, helps us discover new patterns (or rediscover known ones). We can use the Phenology Wheel to communicate about what is really important or interesting to us.

Seeing the year in a circular flow helps children make sense of time in a meaningful way. As we know, keeping rhythm though our days vital in a Waldorf home and school environment. A circular calendar settles a child’s understanding that this rhythm continues through the year too. Children respond so well to knowing what comes next in the day. They respond just as well to knowing what comes next throughout the year.

Here is another beautiful DIY tutorial to guide you through making your own Waldorf perpetual calendar.

 

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Here’s a lovely poem to learn with your children as you work with your seasonal Waldorf calendar…

In January falls the snow,
In February cold winds blow,
In March peep out the early flowers,
And April comes with sunny showers.
In May the roses bloom so gay,
In June the farmer mows his hay,
In July brightly shines the sun,
In August harvest is begun.
September turns the green leaves brown,
October winds then shake them down,
November fills with bleak and drear,
December comes and ends the year.

by Flora Willis Watson

 

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In a Waldorf environment, rhythm is key. A perpetual calendar helps maintain rhythm throughout the year.

If you are looking for other meaningful Waldorf articles, please visit the Discovering Waldorf Education archives.

If you would like to read an article on a specific topic, please let me know in the comments below. If you would like to submit an article for Discovering Waldorf Education, please get in touch with me through the contact form… I’m always looking for new Waldorf content.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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The Nine Year Change :: Discovering Waldorf Education

As my littlest approaches nine, wonderful and great changes are starting to show. He is moving out of dreamy early childhood and into a more conscious state, where he is starting to recognize that he is different from the people and things around him. He is becoming aware of himself as an individual, separate from the world. Until now, he has been wonderfully part of everything… he and everything else have been one. Now, as nine approaches, he is entering a curious and inquisitive phase where his sense-of-self is developing.

 

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This can be a tumultuous time for children, parents and families.

This paragraph from The Parenting Passageway describes it perfectly, “Children at this age often have a quiet, not verbalized, “inner crisis” where they begin to have questions about themselves and their purpose in the world, about whether or not rules are really justified, whether or not adults really do know everything, and whether or not adults believe in something higher than themselves and how is this expressed.”

As Waldorf inspired parents, it is a relief to be able to understand the changes that are taking part in our nine-year old’s psyche. And there are many ways for us to help them transition through this phase in a positive and happy way.

Here are some of my favorite articles to hep understand the Nine Year Change :

Being Nine Years Old – Waldorf Publications

Parenting The Nine Year Old – by Rahima Baldwin Dancy

The Nine-Year-Old – by Carrie Dendtler

Paradise Lost – by Thomas Poplawski

The Fall From Grace – by Catie Johnson

The Nine Year Change – by Renee Owen

As always, helping our children though their challenges in a quiet, calm and compassionate way and letting them know that they are not alone is important to give them the confidence that they will need to lean on though this difficult time in their development.

Be a lighthouse that they can always see but let them feel the prickly discomfort of their own developing self. Don’t try to fix this. Let them struggle though this uncomfortable awakening as you hold the space around them with love and truth.

They will come though it beautiful and strong and whole.

“Awakening to the world and a new sense of self brings with it a new need: to understand the real world of everyday life, while at the same time long for intimations of something beyond ordinary life. As parents and teachers, our task is to become loving authorities for the growing child, sharing both a true picture of the world and a sense of our own inner striving.” – Rahima Baldwin Dancy

 

Parenting through the Nine Year Change :: Discovering Waldorf Education :: www.theMagicOnions.com

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Perhaps you have a child at or nearing the Six Year Transformation. I think you’ll find this article from the Discovering Waldorf Education series  just what you were looking for.

If you would like to read an article on a specific topic, please let me know in the comments below. If you would like to submit an article for Discovering Waldorf Education, please get in touch with me through the contact form… I’m always looking for new Waldorf content.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Discovering Waldorf Education :: Creating a Waldorf Inspired Home

I have exciting news today… I’m happy to announce that I am bringing back the Discovering Waldorf Education series. So many of you have requested its return as it gave us all such a beautiful, every-day, insight into the Waldorf way.

The Discovering Waldorf series is a compilation of articles about the Waldorf way of life, written by Waldorf teachers as well as moms and dads who are living the Waldorf way, guiding their children and families towards an inner peace that comes from a Waldorf inspired lifestyle.

Please have a look at the huge collection of wonderful articles in the archives of the Discovering Waldorf Education series.

Kelly, from Happy Whimsical Hearts, is our guest on Discovering Waldorf Education today.

 

How to Create a Waldorf Inspired Home ::

 

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Home is more than a place. Home is a feeling.

A feeling of belonging, a feeling of warmth and contentment. It is a sanctuary.

 

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And creating a home comes from pouring our intentions into our home.

Into my home I have poured love, beauty and contentment. In doing so, I have created a home that holds and supports us.

 

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I think about the things that bring us joy… It is flowers on the table. It is soft warm lighting. It is the scent of baking bread.

 

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Even as I think about my home, I feel it. It is a warm and loving embrace.

 

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I love a home made of many spaces. Nooks if you will.

Nooks for snacking nearby as mum works in the kitchen. Nooks for snuggling down with a good book. Nooks in which to create with pencils and paint.

 

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And the other day, as my husband walked into our home he said it smelt like our Waldorf kindergarten. That magical scent of nourishment. And at his words my heart filled with gladness.

Blessings, Kelly

 

Kelly

Kelly is an Australian Waldorf inspired mum. She has three sweet children and they love playing, crafting, reading and gardening. Kelly shares about their Waldorf inspired days on Happy Whimsical Hearts. She is also a committed chocolate eater.

You can connect with Kelly on facebook, instagram and pinterest.

 

Thank you, Kelly. Your home is so warm and looks like it is utterly full to the brim with love. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Please visit the archives from the Discovering Waldorf Education series… there are so many wonderfully insightful articles to choose from.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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A Waldorf Harvest Faire

MAPLE VILLAGE WALDORF SCHOOL

 

Last weekend we attended our school’s annual Harvest Faire. As is usual with all Maple Village Waldorf School celebrations, it was an enchanting event. To be honest, I enjoyed it even more this year as it was the first year in a looooong time that I wasn’t the organizer.

I could wander and browse and be part of the magic (I’m usually part of the chaos!). It was wonderful and I am so thankful to my friend Serina, for taking over from me and making it even more magical than it has ever been.

The most magical part of our Harvest Faire is wandering through the Olde-World Village. The children LOVE taking part in each Village activity. The stalls are manned by selected parents who help the children understand what each villager does.

There is a Farmer who grows corn and wheat. Each child leaves the Farmer with a bag of wheat berries that she takes to the Miller. The child and the Miller then work together to grind the wheat into flour. Children then take their bags of flour to the Baker. The baker takes the child’s flour and gives her a ball of dough, which she kneads diligently. It’s a sight to see the happy flour-streaked faces of the children as they engage in meaningful work. When the dough is needed, the Baker puts it onto his paddle and into the ‘oven’. Out comes a bread-roll or a muffin for the child to eat.

There is a Candle-Maker who teaches each child how to make beeswax candles. There is a Gem-Collector who has a bucket full of sand and, if the children dig well enough, gems are found! The children dig and dig and their gem bags fill to brimming. There is a Wise Woman who tells fortunes with wonderful aromas and enchantments. There is a Weaver who teaches the children to weave with natural fibers on the Earth Loom. There is a vagabond Blacksmith who looks like a viking and makes silver coins for each child to take home with him. And, of course, there is a Wizard who casts spells and makes wishes come true and gives each child a crystal point to remind her that light shines in her heart.

It’s a truly wonderful, hands-on, journey for children and parents…

 

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There are other fun things to do at the faire too. There are games and archery to win GORGEOUS handmade shields (made by two of our clever dads). There is story-time and crafts, home-made food (made by the parents) and handcrafted goods to buy. There are face-painters and hair-braiders,  jugglers and minstrels and fairies. And there is Pocket Lady (Kitty this year) who has magical surprises for the children in her many pockets.

 

 

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Such a wonderful day! Thank you to everyone (that’s just about every single Maple Village Waldorf School’s parents and teachers) for such a beautiful event.

If you are interested in finding out more about Waldorf educations, please visit my Discovering Waldorf page.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Felting Kits Galore

Have you tried needle felting?

It’s a wonderful craft, awesome because you can transform a handful of fluffy wool into a beautiful little something in 20 minutes or less. Of course, you can make your creations as intricate as you wish but if you are looking for simple and quick, needle felting can achieve this too.

You start with a big bunch of colorful, un-spun wool that resembles cotton candy.  Then you poke the wool many times until it takes on the form you are aiming for.  It works because wool fibers have tiny, microscopic barbs, similar to the barbs on a feather.  The sharp felting needle has tiny barbs too… these barbs grab the wool fibers and interlock them, tighter and tighter, until a firm, needle felted shape is achieved.  It’s truly like magic; starting with fluffy wool and ending with a gorgeous treasure!

You’ll love the happy colors of the wool, the noise the needle makes as it enters the wool, the unlimited possibilities of the things you can make. Felted goodies have such an awesome texture and a warmth that radiates outwards.

Here are some kits from The Magic Onions Shop for you to try…

 

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I have so many needle felting kits for you to choose from.

Have you visited my Needle Felting page where I share lots of FREE needle felting tutorials?

Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

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