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homemade toys

The Gingerbread Man

One day a little old lady made a gingerbread man
and put him in the oven to bake
When the oven door was opened out jumped the Gingerbread Man!

When they got to the other side of the river
the fox opened his mouth and ‘snap’
that was the end of the Gingerbread Man

{isn’t it fun using toys to tell stories!}

Happy storytime, 

The trappings of Waldorf

I have to admit…
that I was first drawn to Waldorf by the beautiful crafts
{not such a shocking secret huh *wink*}
I didn’t even know that there was a thing called ‘Waldorf’
let alone have any idea about what it was…
But I did love the idea of creating my own toys for my children to play with…
Little fairy doors and gnomes made from wood
Knitted animals or gnomes
{always gnomes}
I love making these little creations
and watching my kids enjoy them
Wooden toys that become more beautiful as the years pass
…instead of fading and cracking
And how the simplicity of the toys seems to make them…
…just that little bit magical
allowing their imaginations to soar
If only I’d discovered this earlier!
Warmly, Kelly