Crafting for the children’s tent

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Children enter the Children’s Tent with their parents remaining outside. They can take a little time to look at the small treasures displayed within. And when they are ready, they may choose whichever speaks to them.

royal peg doll

This is a magical tent only for our wee folk. And only for when they are ready to enter alone. Giving them space to explore and choose.

The line to the Children’s Tent at our Waldorf school Spring Fair is always long. The children stand as patiently as they can, holding their dollars ready to enter for the price of three. The tent is covered in veils holding the mystery within.

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And as the children leave with their treasure held carefully in their hands their joy is a beautiful thing.

Each family with children in grade one create special little items for the Children’s Tent. A gift to the school community.

childrens' tent

My offerings are simple and sweet. Little gnomes, fairies and kings or queens. As well as some Rainbow Wind Wands *smile*

Happy crafting, Kelly


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  • Reply Bek @ just for daisy November 24, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Magical. I want to browse the children’s tent too! Sounds quite amazing! And your contributions are beautiful of course!

    • Reply Kelly November 26, 2015 at 3:50 pm

      Thanks so much Bekka, maybe one year you could come down for the fair!

  • Reply Julie October 27, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    I love those peg dills! Can I ask what kind of paint you are using on the wood? Do you also wax them?

    • Reply Julie October 27, 2016 at 10:12 pm


    • Reply Kelly October 31, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks Julie, I use watercolour paints and once dry I use a beeswax and olive oil mixture to seal them

      • Reply Julie November 3, 2016 at 12:02 pm

        Thanks, I’ll try it!

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