|HG's snowmen, sporting handmade hats and scarves.|
At this stage many of us are pretty weary, including even children! So here's a few ways to brighten your outlook and bring some color to the season.
During a rare day with bare ground HG gathered some sticks from the yard and brought them inside. She had the idea to cut out some stars and moons and also to tie little pieces of colored ribbon to her branches and put the decoration in a vase. We used her painting paper from school to make the stars. You can read more about Waldorf kindergarten wet-on-wet painting here.
|The colored jars are lanterns, also made at school. They have a little tea light inside them and wire handles.|
I made a snowflake garland out of glittery white eco-felt and blue card stock and just hung it with thread. No, I didn't design the snowflakes myself as I can't draw. At all. I traced them, which, if you're wondering, still counts as being creative in my book.
These are really beautiful decorations made from thick tissue paper called kite paper, which can be purchased easily online. There are lot of tutorials out there too and some books as well. If you're not really interested in making the stars yourself, there are some lovely, complicated ones from people on the Waldorf on Etsy team. Here are two of them.
|A star from harvestmoonbyhand|
|One from La Lutine.|
So if King Winter is still hanging around your part of the world, try out some of these simple activities to add some color!