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post #41 of 54
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Originally Posted by crookedsprout View Post
I'm just wondering why Valentines day is celebrated? It's a lovely day of course:, but where is it talked about waldorfs philosophy? What is it exactly? How do you celebrate the whole day? How is it introduced to your children?
It's in celebration of St Valentine who married people secretly even tho the govt had commanded them not to marry (don't remember why... maybe they were soldiers...)

I tell dd that Valentines day is a day to celebrate the people that we love. We send Valentines to her friends and to family.
post #42 of 54
Excellent question and good reply.
post #43 of 54
yesterday after circle time dd made a heart mobile out of wool and paper. i'll take a pic today
post #44 of 54
here it is. after circle time i went up fron tot talk to some other mamas and when i came back dd had allready started this craft so i had to let her finish!

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...I/IMG_8730.jpg

eta. sorry for the super crappy pic, theres no sunlight today so my lens couldn't find the mobile.
post #45 of 54
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Originally Posted by counterGOPI View Post
here it is. after circle time i went up fron tot talk to some other mamas and when i came back dd had allready started this craft so i had to let her finish!

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...I/IMG_8730.jpg

eta. sorry for the super crappy pic, theres no sunlight today so my lens couldn't find the mobile.
smart girl.....getting that extra craft in while mommy was busy. it is darling!!!
what is the base made out of. it sort of looks like wire with wool around???

what a great gift for you!
post #46 of 54
ahh yes. only problem was it cost money and i didn't have any! : guess thats what credit cards are for huh? *sigh*

the wool appears to be wrapped around cardboard and then it's just the wool yarn as the strands to hang it.
hth!!
post #47 of 54
I'm currently working on a felt heart garland. I cut out the hearts and then got busy. I hope to use the next evening or two to get them all sewn together!
post #48 of 54
We've been doing Valentine crafts since mid-January. We found some Valentine books at the library and got an early start.

First I took old Valentine's cards that we've been sent over the years and DD colored them and stuffed them into envelopes, then gave one to Daddy. She loves the concept of mail, so anything in an envelope is just thrilling to her.

Then we colored wax paper and cut out hearts to make sun catchers. This didn't work very well because the wax paper is so slippery that it gathers up while you're coloring and rips. We managed to salvage enough for a few decorations though.

I also used old Christmas card envelopes to cut out symmetrical shapes. This turned out really cool because the side with the flap ended up having two smaller shapes that you could tape together (or use the envelope's seal) to make even cooler designs than you originally intended. We added these to the window.

Finally, with so many shapes on the window we had to put the rest somewhere, so I clipped them to her artwork line to make a garland. We also did some glittery heart cutouts.

I read that St. Valentine was loved by children and they wrote him letters and brought him treats to show their love to him. Also, young adults would put their names in a jar to draw out the name of their sweetheart, which may be where the tradition of paper Valentines came from. I think Valentine's is just another way to celebrate love and winter, regardless of its origins.
post #49 of 54
I made some ice hearts like the beeswax ones (which I have yet to photograph). They look very pretty!

http://ourquietplace.blogspot.com/20...ce-hearts.html
post #50 of 54
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I made some ice hearts like the beeswax ones (which I have yet to photograph). They look very pretty!

http://ourquietplace.blogspot.com/20...ce-hearts.html
Thanks for posting -- they *are* pretty!

We made some pale blue/green ones with regular round muffin cups at the start of January and they just melted off the trees in an unexpected thaw. Perfect excuse to make more heart-shaped ones in Valentine colors.

Maybe next year if I'm on the ball, and we have a cold December, we'll hang red and green ones in December, too.
post #51 of 54
We were at Target this morning and found some Valentine grow kits in the dollar section. I normally avoid that section like the plague since it all seems so cheap, but I didn't think these were bad. It was a little ceramic (?) pot with a soil mix pellet you rehydrate and some seeds. There was a red pot with some flower seeds and a typical orange shade (like the clay ones) that had alpine strawberry seeds.

Ds got a kick out of planting the seeds. We're putting them on our nature table. I figure it's likely there may be some seeds that have already sprouted by Valentine's Day. I would think you could easily do something like that on your own w/out necessarily buying a kit.
post #52 of 54
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Originally Posted by pampered_mom View Post
We were at Target this morning and found some Valentine grow kits in the dollar section. I normally avoid that section like the plague since it all seems so cheap, but I didn't think these were bad. It was a little ceramic (?) pot with a soil mix pellet you rehydrate and some seeds. There was a red pot with some flower seeds and a typical orange shade (like the clay ones) that had alpine strawberry seeds.

Ds got a kick out of planting the seeds. We're putting them on our nature table. I figure it's likely there may be some seeds that have already sprouted by Valentine's Day. I would think you could easily do something like that on your own w/out necessarily buying a kit.
We always do these kits. My mom works at Hallmark and they had some mini Douglas Firs for Christmas. She bought them for me after they'd gone on clearance. I love kits like this because I am a plant killer, and these always sprout or bloom at least a little before my curse befalls them!
post #53 of 54
we have beeswax left over from making candles to hand out as xmas gifts(idea featured in winter Living Crafts), so we are going to make the beeswax heart garland. we purchased a 12 cavity heart shaped silicone mold at target today. we also have pretab candle wicks, so will also be using the mold to make floating beeswax candles, then I was also thinking we would get Valentine color glycerine soaps cheaply at Whole Foods, melt them, and pour into molds for simple heart shaped soaps. exciting stuff!!!!
post #54 of 54
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Originally Posted by berrymama View Post
I made some ice hearts like the beeswax ones (which I have yet to photograph). They look very pretty!

http://ourquietplace.blogspot.com/20...ce-hearts.html
Ooooo these are beautiful! Almost makes me wish it were colder here. Almost.
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