Ball from a Simple Knit Rectangle Tutorial

This knit ball is as easy to make as it is fun to play with.

A very simple ball made from a knit rectangle. It’s the perfect first project for a new knitter.

You could also make a similar ball by crocheting a rectangle and following the sewing instructions.

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My first Waldorf Sculpted Art Doll

What a fun experience! This little baby boy is a gift for my son. He’s my first attempt at a Waldorf inspired sculpted art doll. The face is made in a similar way to a more traditional Waldorf doll, but then the face is sculpted using thread and wool felting. Once the skin fabric was sewn on he really came to life! Given how enjoyable it was to work on this face, I know there will be many more to come

I will prepare tutorial to help you make one as well. Hope to have it ready soon 🙂

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Little Knit Friends -Tutorial

I’ve finally found a simple and free pattern for these little knit friends just click on the link and it will take you right to the downloadable PDF. This pattern is by Jean Greenhouse

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Once you get the hang of the pattern, they are very versatile. You could easily be adapt the pattern to make elves, gnomes, simple comfort dolls -anything. You can make them with cotton, wool or any yarn you’d like. If you use a larger bulky yarn the dolls will be bigger, a thin yarn with small needles will give you a smaller doll.

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Have fun 🙂

I’d love to see your creations, share them with us on FaceBook!

Wool Christmas Angel -Tutorial

In Kindergarten my teacher made us all these lovely Angels made from wool. It was such a magical treasure for me and defiantly something I’d love to include in my family christmas tradition now.

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Here is a link to the free tutorial on how to make them from Educator 101. There are a lot of other lovely craft ideas on her site.

Bunny from a Simple Kitted Square

This project is the one I always use when teaching people how to knit. It is so simple and fast. All you need to do is knit a square 🙂 Then with just a few stitches and a little stuffing you will have a very snuggly and cute bunny.

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Here is a link to the website I got this tutorial from, but it is not in English! Luckily, the image is the tutorial.

I would work in all knitting making about a 3 to 4 inch square. The size and amount to stitches to cast on will depend on how thick your yarn is. The thicker the yarn, the larger your square will need to be. If you are a good knitter and can work with very fine yarn, you can probably make quite a tiny one!

For other toys from simple knit squares follow these links:

Simple Knit Sheep Tutorial

Another Simple Knit Bunny Tutorial

Simple Ball Tutorial

Simple sheep from a knitted square Tutorial

Another great animal to make with a simple knit square. My daughter is not a very fast knitter, so we are still working on simple projects.

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Here is a link to the Sheep Tutorial By Just So and Sew

For other toys from simple knit squares follow these links:

Simple Knit Bunny Tutorial

Another Simple Knit Bunny Tutorial

Simple Ball Tutorial

Free Knit Bunny and Bear Patterns

These little animals by Small Means are so wonderful to make. Plus they are free 🙂

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The first one took a little extra work for me, because I had to remember how to read a knitting pattern! But her directions were easy to follow and the little guys turned out great. My kids wanted Kittens at the end, so I had to modify the ears and add tails… but they turned out great.

This link takes to directly to a free PDF file where you can print the directions.

Enjoy!

Oobleck

Oobleck is a wonderful and very messy activity. You can grab it fast and it seems solid, then let it turn into a liquid and drip between your fingers. In a warm climate like ours, we let it dry outside and rehydrate it the next day. In cooler areas it might mold if you leave it out.

It has always been a dream of mine to find a source for past-its-expiration-date cornstarch so that we can fill a small kiddy pool with Oobleck and walk on it! A girl can dream.

Ingredients:
1 Cup water
2 Cups cornstarch
a few drops food coloring

Mix together and play!

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Art bin

Recently I put together a random art bin for the kids to use anytime. It defiantly needs to be organized better, but for now it is working wonderfully. I just put some supplies I don’t mind them using anytime, including some scraps and even recyclables.

I highly recommend it.

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