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Making Spring crowns


We celebrated the arrival of Spring at our Waldorf inspired playgroup recently.

We used wool twisties and pretty flowers to make sweet and simple Spring Crowns.


I made the twisties the day before, with Max and Ruby helping me.

We used 5 long strands of children’s wool. Twisting them together to make our pretty rope. You can read how to make them here.


Then during playgroup, the children and parents threaded flowers through the wool twisties.

Alternating colours and filling the twisties with flowers from the garden.


We used light pretty flowers, so they wouldn’t be too heavy for the crowns.

Snow drops, pansies, calendula and lavender were threaded through. While some children liked their Spring crown without flowers too.


When our Spring Crowns were ready, we tied them around the children’s heads.

Adorning them for Spring.


We then made our way into the garden to play, frolic and dance around the maypole.

And I will share more about the maypole soon *smile*


You can read more about last year’s maypole dance here and see how we made our maypole here.

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Blessings, Kelly


How to make a simple Waldorf lantern

how to make a Waldorf lantern

This is a sponsored post

The idea was for the playgroup children to make their own Waldorf lanterns this year.

We made a good start, with most of the children colouring their watercolour paper and painting them in olive oil. The oil does a very special ~ and I think magical job ~ it turns the watercolour paper semi translucent. Allowing the candlelight to shine through ?

Then we had a public holiday and many of us ended up with colds. So Max and I ended up finishing the lanterns ready for our playgroup Winter festival. And I thought I would share how *smile*

Winter lantern

You will need

And away we go…

colour page with wax crayons

You can also use watercolour paint if you prefer *wink*

paint with oilhang to dry

We tend to leave our watercolour paper to dry overnight, and then continue the project the next day.

cutstapleglue endglue circle on endhole punchmake wool twisties

You can learn how to make a wool twistie here *grin*

add handleQueen B beeswax candle

And there you have it, beautiful simple Waldorf lanterns!

Just add a beautiful beeswax tealight candle and you are ready for a Winter lantern walk.

We love using pure beeswax candles from Queen B in our lanterns (and in the house) Their scent is simply devine!

finished lanternscandle in lantern

This post was sponsored by the beautiful shop, Dragonfly Toys. An Australian based Waldorf inspired shop which aims to keep the magic of childhood alive.

And Dragonfly Toys is offer 15% off for friends of Happy Whimsical Hearts at their store until 8 August 2016. Just use the code HAPPYHEARTS at the checkout.

You can see our last playgroup Winter festival here, as well as our Spring festival here.

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Blessings, Kelly