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Guest Blog: Theresa Baker

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Ginger and Pickles guest blogger, Theresa Baker, is a Waldorf Handwork teacher and doll maker. Mrs. Baker’s dolls have long been popular sellers at Ginger and Pickles. Her dolls will be available in our One-of-a-Kind Section periodically.

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Decorating the nature table in my classroom is always fun for me. The students love all of the handmade treasures and always notice special details. The fifth graders just finished a botany block. When they saw the sprouted bulb babies they exclaimed, “Look! They have a calyx.” The thing that interested the seventh graders, who are making dolls in Handwork class this year, is that the babies have formed heads just like their larger-sized dolls.

I saw a couple of bulb dolls on etsy.com. They were similar to the first one I made (far left). I then studied sprouting bulb images and decided to use darker colors. I liked each baby that I finished better than the previous one. The most recent one (far right) is my favorite so far. I’m thinking about making another sprouted bulb baby with lily of the valley flowers forming…

 

These dolls were made with ½” and 5/8” tube gauze, cotton stockinette, cotton velour, plant-dyed wool felt, pipe cleaners, and wool batting. The clay pots are 1.5 and 2.25 inches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Disc Set Round & Round

54465

Price: $69.95

Item No: 54465
Ages: 1 and up

Get ready to shake, rattle, and roll with the Discovery Set Round and Round! Things really start to roll for little ones: the barrels, balls, and rotating disks allow kids to delve into the fascinating world of optics and discover impressive motion effects. The parts can be assembled in many different ways. The little discoverers can let their imagination run wild when stacking, rolling, and rocking. Perfect for 2 years and older. Contents: 3 basic wheel chassis, 1 set of wheels, 2 effect balls, 1 spinning top, 6 color disks to stick on the spinning top, 8 barrels, 1 ringing roll.

Play Blocks

53865

Price: $68.00

Item No: 53865
Ages: 1 – 2 years

These play blocks are perfect for the youngest. First they can take their time discovering the many different effects of the building blocks then they can create their first buildings. In no time at all they will build little houses or even a tower. The trees and the vehicle with trailer will animate the mini town. The conductor and the load in the trailer are removable. Contents: 25 pieces. Material: beech wood.

Pixie Toy

50794

Price: $18.95

Item No: 50794
Ages: 0 – 12 months

Fun shapes threaded on elastic band, includes bell and mirror foil print. Made of beech wood and maple.

Dragolino

54450

Price: $19.95

Item No: 54450
Ages: 0 – 12 months

Attach Dragolino to your child`s stroller and it will keep your little one busy. There is always something to grab, rattle or pull. Toy clip not included.

Pixies World Pram Decoration

52031

Price: $33.00

Item No: 52031
Ages: 0 – 12 months

This little pixie will keep your little one entertained while sitting in the stroller.

Knitting Tower

53059

Price: $9.95

Item No: 53059
Ages: 5 and up

The Knitting Tower enables young children, and even adult beginners, to practice the essentials of knitting. Children can begin to knit right away, as the birch wood tower holds the stitches while their fingers freely move the yarn. Best part of all is the choice between a tight stitch 6-pin knot or a stretchy stitch 4-pin knot. Yarn varies.

3 inches long, 1.3 inches diameter

Made in the USA.

Sunrise Rainbow Building Set (Blue)

52130

Price: $52.00

Item No: 52130
Ages: 3 and up

A stacking puzzle in the form of a beautitful sunrise! Build and play with the blocks and then you can try to reassemble them as a scenic sunrise! An easy puzzle that looks great as a display as well.

W 25cm D 7cm H 13cm
W 9.24in D 2.75in H 5.11in

First Doll

1C_retouch

Price: $32.00

Item No: 52687
Ages: Newborn and up

These delightful German dolls are hand made one by one. The cloth is 100% cotton knit. It is stuffed with 100% wool batting, so it warms to the touch. It’s an ideal first doll and is safe for one years and older.

Baby Hat

zutano hat

Price: $9.95

Item No: 46155
Ages: 6 to 12 months

This  baby hat is a classic choice for creating the perfect outfit. Featured here in a celery dot pattern, this hat has a foldable brim that allows for easy adjusting. Your baby will look adorable with this hat atop his or her noggin! 100% Interlock cotton.

Gzhel Classical Doll

SKU54189

Price: $45.00

Item No: 54189
Ages: 5 and up

This doll was carved in the Upper Volga region, then delivered to a workshop in St. Petersburg,Russia. Our artists first hand paint the background, then apply various detailed elements, such as faces, which we print on a very thin vinyl adhesive. Such elements are reproduced original works of art we make specifically for nesting doll design. It is the artist’s magic brush that blends the two forms of artwork together into a unified piece. Finally they baptize each doll in multiple layers of non-toxic water-based lacquer to make a marvelous matryoshka that will delight children and collectors. The bottom of the largest doll gets stamped with “Made inRussia” mark of quality, initialed by the artist, and dated like a true collectible. We can only hope you will give it a good home.  Production Techniques: Hand Painting/ Decoupage.

Firebird Matryoshka

SKU54191

Price: $42.00

Item No: 54191
Ages: 5 and up

This doll was carved in the Upper Volga region, then delivered to a workshop in St. Petersburg,Russia. Our artists first hand paint the background, then apply various detailed elements, such as faces, which we print on a very thin vinyl adhesive. Such elements are reproduced original works of art we make specifically for nesting doll design. It is the artist’s magic brush that blends the two forms of artwork together into a unified piece. Finally they baptize each doll in multiple layers of non-toxic water-based lacquer to make a marvelous matryoshka that will delight children and collectors. The bottom of the largest doll gets stamped with “Made inRussia” mark of quality, initialed by the artist, and dated like a true collectible. We can only hope you will give it a good home.  Production Techniques: Hand Painting/ Decoupage.

Raggedy Anne Nestling Doll

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Price: $28.00

Item No: 54199
Ages: 5 and up

This doll was carved in the Upper Volga region, then delivered to a workshop in St. Petersburg,Russia. Our artists first hand paint the background, then apply various detailed elements, such as faces, which we print on a very thin vinyl adhesive. Such elements are reproduced original works of art we make specifically for nesting doll design. It is the artist’s magic brush that blends the two forms of artwork together into a unified piece. Finally they baptize each doll in multiple layers of non-toxic water-based lacquer to make a marvelous matryoshka that will delight children and collectors. The bottom of the largest doll gets stamped with “Made inRussia” mark of quality, initialed by the artist, and dated like a true collectible. We can only hope you will give it a good home.  Production Techniques: Hand Painting/ Decoupage.

Romance Dress

AC3

Price: $69.00

Item No: 54233

Can’t pick one dress? Let her wear them all! The Little Romance Baby Dress is a symphony of signature prints.  A vintage-inspired high neckline, delicate cap sleeves and pink crochet lace give her instant style. With the reliable comfort of lightweight cotton voile, and the perfect shape for hours of twirling!

  • Made with cotton voile
  • Patchwork strips of pink, blue and purple print
  • Vintage-inspired high yoke
  • Smoky blue Georgette ribbons
  • Pink crochet lace trim at front yoke
  • Cap sleeves
  • 2 pink chalk buttons at top back
  • 23.5 (sz 2), 28 (sz 4), 30 (sz 6), 36 (sz 8), 39.5 (sz 10) or 42in (sz 12) long from high point of shoulder
  • Machine wash cold, delicate cycle; tumble dry low
  • AVAILABLE IN SIZE 2 ONLY

Who Makes Our Dolls?

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All of our dolls are made by hand by special people for your special little one. This is the first blog in an ongoing series introducing our doll makers.

Abby has been a full-time, stay-at-home mom for the last five years. Of course she loves it but when she made her first peg doll she realized she could take care of her children and foster her creative energy.  Abby loves the challenge of painting the tiniest details, and the fact that she can work at home on a project that makes other people’s children happy too.  When I saw her samples I knew that these dolls belonged on  Ginger and Pickles website item.

Wouldn’t your children love to see themselves as a little peg doll?  It is simple: just take a picture of your child in the outfit of your choice and Abby will paint the peg to match your child’s picture.  If the outfit pattern has a small print, take a close up and include that too.  Also include the back of the head for a braid, or some other feature to be shown.  Order the doll and email us with the pictures and specifications at gingerandpicklesstore@gmail.com. What could be a more special gift?

You can get an idea from the pictures above.  I am sure you have lots of ides of your own: a seasonal doll, sports doll, birthday doll.  Why not order a custom dollhouse set of your own family!

Click here to purchase an Abby Doll!!!

 

 

Songbird Dress

AC4

Price: $69.00

Item No: 54231

Show your little one you love to love her, with the delicate love-birds of our Songbird Dress. Super soft, crisp white cotton with a deep red avian print, ruffled neckline and side tie belt. A simple wrap dress she’ll treasure forever. Light enough for warm summer days, with a casual elegance for school or play.

  • White cotton with a deep red botanical print
  • Deep v crossover neckline with cotton ruffle
  • 1in ruffle at hem
  • Attached tie belt
  • Hidden tie at inside right
  • 23.5 (sz 2), 28 (sz 4), 30 (sz 6), 36 (sz 8), 39.5 (sz 10) or 42in (sz 12) long from high point of shoulder
  • Machine wash cold, delicate cycle; tumble dry low

Bow & Arrow Set

LargeBow

Price: $44.00

Item no: 5789
Ages: 5 and up

The bow and arrow set comes in two sizes.  A small and a large, the small one is 25 1/2 inches long and the long one in 36 inches long.  They are intended for children 5 and up with adult supervision.    This  easy to shoot, and very durable, kids bow is the result of many years of fine tuning and improving the original concept. The bow is made from Ozark Mountain Red Oak which makes it strong enough to withstand many years of shooting. The string is an elastic cord (made to our specifications) making it easy to draw back yet, still providing enough zip to bury the arrow into the target. Approximately 10lb draw weight.  Each bow comes with 2- 27 3/4 inch long arrows that are wood with real feather fletchings.

An adult should supervise the use of archery equipment and its use at all times.  Improper use can cause injury.

 

Green Wrap Dress

SKU54124

Price: $29.95

Item No: 54214

The Long Sleeve Wrap Dress provides a fun layered look with an overlapping v-neck that allows for easy dressing. It is a perfect dress for a windy day.  Wear alone or mix and match with other clothing.

 

Chocolate Terry Jacket

SKU51130

Price: $36.00

Item No: 51130

If you need something a little more tailored than a hoodie for layering , try our French Terry jacket. Inspired by the pea coat, it is a great spring jacket for active babies. Featured here in our chocolate solid. 100% cotton.

Navy Terry Jacket

SKU51126

Price: $36.00

Item No: 51126

Make dressing for special occasions a lot easier with our navy terry jacket for a toddler. Made from our softest cotton, this jacket is soft and comfy, but also provides a tailored look. Easy care makes it a great everyday jacket. 100% cotton.

Pool Terry Jacket

SKU54213

Price: $36.00

Item No: 54213
Ages: Newborn and up

The pool french terry bodice jacket for baby has become a classic piece. This baby jacket has pea-coat inspired buttons with a slight flare at the bottom and is great for layering with long or short sleeve shirts. 100% cotton.

Interview with Reg Down

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Tip-Toes Lightly and Reg Down’s other books have been favorites in Ginger and Pickles for years.  Check out the interview I did with Reg Down.We decided to feature mostly local authors on our website because we feel passionate about getting their books into the hands of our customers.  We are proud to carry them in our store.  We plan on publishing more interviews with our other local author interviews on the blog.

 

MBB: What was your first book?

 

RD: My first children’s book was The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly. This book is made up of three smaller ‘books’ or adventures and I initially wanted to have them published as three picture books in full color. None of the publishers I contacted were interested and so I decided to go it alone. I’ve had no regrets. Sometimes I even shudder to think how things would have gone if I had found a publisher. I have really enjoyed the personal aspect—learning new skills, meeting vendors and readers, and seeing the business side of things grow from year to year.

 

MBB: Which came first, teaching or writing?

 

RD: First came the teaching. In fact, the stories in the first few books, The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly, The Festival of Stones, and so forth, were mostly based on stories I’d done in the classroom—in some cases for years. I think this is part of their success; these stories have been tried and tested and found true within real working audiences of children. Trust me, if something does not catch their imagination then it quickly becomes apparent!

 

MBB: Did you have a number of books in mind or wait to see how the first was received?

 

RD: I knew that I had a number of books inside me. I have years of material covering different seasons, festivals and various characters; also the mood of different countries and schools as I taught in a number of Waldorf schools inCanadaand theUSA. And remember, a eurythmy teacher teaches the younger children, kindergarten to grade 3, once a week throughout the school year. This covers all sorts of events and weather and happenings and material from the curriculum.

 

 

MBB: You have started selling other author’s books. Did that fall into your lap, or was it part of a grand plan?

 

RD: I don’t have grand plans! I do what interests and fires me up at the moment. Sometimes that’s puppetry, or writing, or artistic research—or writing. There is a business side to selling books and I have to stockpile and send out books to vendors. I have 10 children’s books and a couple of other titles and while it was supporting me it was only barely supporting me. So I took on titles from Whole Spirit Press which was closing its doors. It’s just an extension of the practical side of the enterprise. I’ve also started adding public domain books which I think are really worthwhile for children to read. The first is a footnoted and annotated edition of The Boy who Knew what the Birds said, by the master storyteller, Padraic Colum.

 

MBB: Other than Waldorf, where do you find your audience? Any surprises there?

 

RD: I had my initial niche audience in Waldorf World, as it’s called, but my books have reached beyond into the big world. All the mainstream sellers now carry my books, Barnes and Noble, Powell’s Books, etc, as well as Amazon, of course. Homeschooling parents are a big part of this expansion too. They network a lot and let each other know what engages their children. I also have a number of vendors who are not particularly aligned with Waldorf and they keep coming back for more books.Australiais also a place where I have had a lot of sales recently. All of this pleases me immensely. I never wrote the books for Waldorf children exclusively. Children are children and my tales are for all kids, whatever their background.

Mira

SKU51432

Price: $125.00

Item No: 51432
Ages: 4 and up

The beautiful golden tan skin and braided black tresses give this doll an exotic, eye-catching appearance.  She comes in a two-piece floral playsuit with a pocket over a pink short-sleeve shirt and white socks.  These special features, plus her dark embroidered eyes and demure smile will capture your heart — she is simply beautiful!  Handmade in the Waldorf tradition using all natural materials in Germany.  She is 15 inches long.

Princess

SKU51500

Price: $19.95

Item No: 51500
Ages: 3 and up

The Waldorf princess is individually handmade wearing a dress with a veil around her head.  Her head is stuffed with sheep’s wool with hand painted face and cotton plush brown hair. Her legs and arms are hemp covered wire so he may be posed in many positions. Her beech wood feet provide a steady footing.  Height 4″ and he is made in Germany.

Baby

SKU52582

Price: $14.95

Item No: 52582
Ages: 3 and up

A cute baby girl dressed in pink with a floral-printed bonnet.  Each beautifully handmade doll is stuffed with sheep’s wool and has that simply identifiable Waldorf handpainted face. They are completely flexible and can be posed in countless ways for hours of imaginative play. The dolls can also stand freely upon their wooden feet. We’re very excited to offer these Waldorf dollhouse dolls – ones that will surely be passed down to future generations!

Father

SKU51488

Price: $19.95

Item No: 51488
Ages: 3 and up

The Waldorf father Horst is individually handmade wearing pants, shirt, a vest and a felt hat. His head is stuffed with sheep’s wool with hand painted face and cotton plush brown hair. His legs and arms are hemp covered wire so he may be posed in many positions. His beech wood feet provide a steady footing.  Height 5″ and he is made in Germany.

Chenille Blanket

SKU46607

Price: $64.95

Item No: 46607
Ages: Newborn and up

Wrap your little one in soft luxury with our chenille baby blanket. This super snuggly blanket is trimmed with a matching satin picture-frame edge. After one touch you’ll quickly understand why your child won’t go anywhere without this blanket! 29″ x 35″

Safari Puzzles

VoliaPuzzles

Price: $19.95

Item No: 54186
Ages: 2 and up

Each Jigsaw features one type of wild animal in its natural habitat.  An outline of the same picture is included for the child to color in.  The hole in the bottom panel makes it easier to remove pieces.

Birthday Ring

BirthdayRing

Price: $36.00

Item No: 51424
Ages: Newborn and up

12 year birthday ring wooden toy is perfect for celebrating the next important birthday.  The birthday ring is a wonderful European tradition that brings the family around the table to hear and tell stories to celebrate the birthday child. Place candles or wooden figures that are sized for birthday rings in the holes, one candle for each year and wooden figures in the rest (or leave the rest empty if you don’t have figures.) This 12 piece European wooden birthday ring set forms a circle or other design of your choice.  Made in Germany.

Sheepskin Baby Comforter

Bowron

Price: $79.95

Item No: 52528
Ages: Newborn

Soft wool fibers are a delight to touch, calms and soothes babies even helps comfort colicky children. Nature’s insulation! Wool keeps baby warm and cozy in cold weather and absorbs moisture in warm weather which is then released into the air ensuring baby stays drier and comfortable at all times. Babies sleep longer and more soundly on Babycare Lambskins, leaving more time for mother. Baby’s favorite lambskin makes a great play rug. Keeps baby and friends off cold floors too. Babycare Lambskins are sanitized to ensure protection against bacteria through many washes. Minimum Dimensions: 33″ (35 cm) X 22″ (55 cm) Available in either shorn or unshorn wool. Unshorn: Retains the soft and silky wool tip of an unshorn lamb. Shorn: Clipped to a uniform pile height, for those who prefer a shorter pile.

 

Lawnmower

SKU50383

Price: $39.95

Item No: 27186
Ages:  12 months and up

Let’s cover some ground! Our classic wooden Lawnmower Push Toy is a fun way to encourage walking, balance and coordination. Rolling balls make a cool “motor” sound. Thoughtfully made in the USA with non-toxic finishes. For ages 1-3 yrs.

Shampoo & Soap

Erbaviva

Price: $29.95

Item No: 54180
Ages: Newborn

This baby line was created to be the purest and most natural baby line available.  Offering truly unique products to nurture and protect baby’s delicate skin. Each item is made with care using the purest botanical ingredients that are both gentle and beneficial for baby.

This Baby Shampoo uses a unique and mild blend of oregon grape extract for added benefit to the scalp and organic essential oils, making this shampoo as mild and natural as is possible. Gentle enough for newborns, great for the whole family. Also ideal for people with sensitive skin. While the shampoo is free from all harsh and harmful detergents, it lathers beautifully with the help of Quillaja (the bark extract from a tree).  Finally that shampoo you have been looking for is here!

Probably the mildest soap you will find, made with love and care to delicately nurture you or your baby’s tender skin. The Baby Soap contains only the highest quality natural ingredients. Pure milk, honey and essential oils of lavender are blended together to enhance the creamy rich lather. Non-drying to the skin, extra mild for all skin types.

Shampoo: Water, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, decyl glucoside, glycerin, chondrus crispus (carrageenan), quillaja saponaria bark extract, mahonia aquifolium (oregon grape) root extract, citric acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, *lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower oil, *anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower oil,**linolool. *denotes certified organic ingredient **denotes component of certified organic ingredient

Sophie

SKU50127

Price: $24.00

Item No: 50127
Ages: Newborn

Sophie the Giraffe, full of discoveries and activities to awaken baby’s senses. Sight: The dark and contrasting spots all over Sophie the Giraffe’s body provide visual stimulation and make her easily recognizable to baby. She soon becomes a familiar and reassuring object. Hearing: Her squeaker keeps baby amused and stimulates his hearings. Taste: Sophie the Giraffe is very flexible and has lots of parts for baby to chew like ears, horns, legs. She is perfect for soothing baby’s sore gum when teething and is completely safe. Made of 100% natural rubber and food paint. Touch: Sophie the Giraffe is perfect for baby’s small hands. She is very light and her long legs and neck are easy for baby to grip. She is very soft to touch, stimulating soothing physiological and emotional responses. Smell: The singular scent of natural rubber makes Sophie the Giraffe very special and easy for your child to identify. Sophie is Phthalates and BPA free.

Fractiles Travel Edition

SKU27438

Price: $26.95

Item No: 27438
Ages: 8 and up

All the fun to be had making butterflies, flowers, spheres, and an infinite number of other patterned designs can actually lead to improved ability and success in art, mathematics, concentration, and more! Unlike most magnets, our flexible Amazing Magnets from Fractiles are remarkably easy to maneuver around the 8″ x 8″ textured black steel board, and cleverly packaged in an Double album-styled package, making it a great travel toy. Fractiles Amazing Magnets Travel Set includes 96 fractiles and illustrated instructional material.

Fractiles

SKU27431

Price: $44.00

Item No: 27437
Ages: 8 and up

All the fun to be had making butterflies, flowers, spheres, and an infinite number of other patterned designs can actually lead to improved ability and success in art, mathematics, concentration, and more! Unlike most magnets, our flexible Amazing Magnets from Fractiles are remarkably easy to maneuver around the 12″ x 12″ textured black steel board, and cleverly packaged in an album-styled storage case, making it a great travel toy. Fractiles Amazing Magnets include 192 fractiles and illustrated instructional material.

Llama

SKU48141

Price: $59.95

Item No: 48141
Ages: 3 and up

15.75″ x 6″ x 17″

The “coat” of each character is meticulously cut by hand, never stamped out by machine.  Fabric for the spotted and striped animals is custom designed and manufactured in small lots to explicit specifications.  Gentle paws, swishing tails, and soulful eyes and faces are lovingly detailed to give each character the life-like look.Portraits in Nature, is a hand-crafted collection of realistic plush animals.  Artists working in a socially and environmentally responsible studio create each animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat.

These animals appeal to collectors and animal lovers of all ages.  The life-sized pieces have exceptionally strong, yet lightweight, structural metal frames and can even be “ridden” by children and adults up to 250lbs.  Each piece comes with a teaching tag describing, in detail, the animal’s habitat, lifestyle, gestation period, care of young, and eating habits.  Made in Germany.

 

Dwarf Mama Doll

SKU45608

Price: $39.95

Item No: 45608
Ages: 12 months and up

As a companion to the Papa dwarf, or on her own, this whimsical doll is sure to add a little magic to playtime.  Handmade in Germany by Nanchen from cotton terry: the stuffing consists of 100% new wool. As with all items in the Nanchen Natur series, only raw materials stemming from permanently controlled bio-cultivation are used, guaranteeing zero content of noxious matters.  Height: 10 1/2

Lemur

SKU53966

Price: $39.95

Item No: 53966
Ages: 3 and up

6.5″ x 5″ x 9″

Portraits in Nature, is a hand-crafted collection of realistic plush animals.  Artists working in a socially and environmentally responsible studio create each animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat.

The “coat” of each character is meticulously cut by hand, never stamped out by machine.  Fabric for the spotted and striped animals is custom designed and manufactured in small lots to explicit specifications.  Gentle paws, swishing tails, and soulful eyes and faces are lovingly detailed to give each character the life-like look.

These animals appeal to collectors and animal lovers of all ages.  The life-sized pieces have exceptionally strong, yet lightweight, structural metal frames and can even be “ridden” by children and adults up to 250lbs.  Each piece comes with a teaching tag describing, in detail, the animal’s habitat, lifestyle, gestation period, care of young, and eating habits.  Made in Germany.

Snow Rabbit

SKU51371

Price: $42.00

Item No: 51371
Ages: 3 and up

13.5″ x 6″ x 10″

Portraits in Nature, is a hand-crafted collection of realistic plush animals.  Artists working in a socially and environmentally responsible studio create each animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat.

The “coat” of each character is meticulously cut by hand, never stamped out by machine.  Fabric for the spotted and striped animals is custom designed and manufactured in small lots to explicit specifications.  Gentle paws, swishing tails, and soulful eyes and faces are lovingly detailed to give each character the life-like look.

These animals appeal to collectors and animal lovers of all ages.  The life-sized pieces have exceptionally strong, yet lightweight, structural metal frames and can even be “ridden” by children and adults up to 250lbs.  Each piece comes with a teaching tag describing, in detail, the animal’s habitat, lifestyle, gestation period, care of young, and eating habits.  Made in Germany.

Trasier,Adult

SKU51077

Price: $28.00

Item No: 51077
Ages: 3 and up

4.5 x 4.5 x 7.5

Portraits in Nature, is a hand-crafted collection of realistic plush animals.  Artists working in a socially and environmentally responsible studio create each animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat.

The “coat” of each character is meticulously cut by hand, never stamped out by machine.  Fabric for the spotted and striped animals is custom designed and manufactured in small lots to explicit specifications.  Gentle paws, swishing tails, and soulful eyes and faces are lovingly detailed to give each character the life-like look.

These animals appeal to collectors and animal lovers of all ages.  The life-sized pieces have exceptionally strong, yet lightweight, structural metal frames and can even be “ridden” by children and adults up to 250lbs.  Each piece comes with a teaching tag describing, in detail, the animal’s habitat, lifestyle, gestation period, care of young, and eating habits.  Made inGermany.

 

Buffalo

SKU52962

Price: $49.95

Item No: 52962
Ages: 3 and up

16.5″ x 6.5″ x 10″

Portraits in Nature, is a hand-crafted collection of realistic plush animals.  Artists working in a socially and environmentally responsible studio create each animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat.

The “coat” of each character is meticulously cut by hand, never stamped out by machine.  Fabric for the spotted and striped animals is custom designed and manufactured in small lots to explicit specifications.  Gentle paws, swishing tails, and soulful eyes and faces are lovingly detailed to give each character the life-like look.

These animals appeal to collectors and animal lovers of all ages.  The life-sized pieces have exceptionally strong, yet lightweight, structural metal frames and can even be “ridden” by children and adults up to 250lbs.  Each piece comes with a teaching tag describing, in detail, the animal’s habitat, lifestyle, gestation period, care of young, and eating habits.  Made in Germany.

Squirrel Monkey

SKU53957

Price: $26.00

Item No: 53957
Ages: 3 and up

7.5″ x 4.5″ x 7″

Portraits in Nature, is a hand-crafted collection of realistic plush animals.  Artists working in a socially and environmentally responsible studio create each animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat.

The “coat” of each character is meticulously cut by hand, never stamped out by machine.  Fabric for the spotted and striped animals is custom designed and manufactured in small lots to explicit specifications.  Gentle paws, swishing tails, and soulful eyes and faces are lovingly detailed to give each character the life-like look.

These animals appeal to collectors and animal lovers of all ages.  The life-sized pieces have exceptionally strong, yet lightweight, structural metal frames and can even be “ridden” by children and adults up to 250lbs.  Each piece comes with a teaching tag describing, in detail, the animal’s habitat, lifestyle, gestation period, care of young, and eating habits.  Made inGermany.

Meerkat

SKU51585

Price: $19.95

Item No: 51585
Ages: 3 and up

12″ x 4″ x 6″

Portraits in Nature, is a hand-crafted collection of realistic plush animals.  Artists working in a socially and environmentally responsible studio create each animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat.

The “coat” of each character is meticulously cut by hand, never stamped out by machine.  Fabric for the spotted and striped animals is custom designed and manufactured in small lots to explicit specifications.  Gentle paws, swishing tails, and soulful eyes and faces are lovingly detailed to give each character the life-like look.

These animals appeal to collectors and animal lovers of all ages.  The life-sized pieces have exceptionally strong, yet lightweight, structural metal frames and can even be “ridden” by children and adults up to 250lbs.  Each piece comes with a teaching tag describing, in detail, the animal’s habitat, lifestyle, gestation period, care of young, and eating habits.  Made in Germany.

Meerkat

SKU51584

Price: $19.95

Item No: 51584
Ages: 3 and up

4.75″ x 4″ x 10.25″

Portraits in Nature, is a hand-crafted collection of realistic plush animals.  Artists working in a socially and environmentally responsible studio create each animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat.

The “coat” of each character is meticulously cut by hand, never stamped out by machine.  Fabric for the spotted and striped animals is custom designed and manufactured in small lots to explicit specifications.  Gentle paws, swishing tails, and soulful eyes and faces are lovingly detailed to give each character the life-like look.

These animals appeal to collectors and animal lovers of all ages.  The life-sized pieces have exceptionally strong, yet lightweight, structural metal frames and can even be “ridden” by children and adults up to 250lbs.  Each piece comes with a teaching tag describing, in detail, the animal’s habitat, lifestyle, gestation period, care of young, and eating habits.  Made inGermany.

Owl

SKU51597

Price: $45.00

Item No: 51597
Ages: 3 and up

7″ x 6″ x 13.75″

Portraits in Nature, is a hand-crafted collection of realistic plush animals.  Artists working in a socially and environmentally responsible studio create each animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat.

The “coat” of each character is meticulously cut by hand, never stamped out by machine.  Fabric for the spotted and striped animals is custom designed and manufactured in small lots to explicit specifications.  Gentle paws, swishing tails, and soulful eyes and faces are lovingly detailed to give each character the life-like look.

These animals appeal to collectors and animal lovers of all ages.  The life-sized pieces have exceptionally strong, yet lightweight, structural metal frames and can even be “ridden” by children and adults up to 250lbs.  Each piece comes with a teaching tag describing, in detail, the animal’s habitat, lifestyle, gestation period, care of young, and eating habits.  Made inGermany.

 

Koala Baby

SKU52607

Price: $38.00

Item No: 52607
Ages: 3 and up

8.75″ x 5.5″ x 9″

Portraits in Nature, is a hand-crafted collection of realistic plush animals.  Artists working in a socially and environmentally responsible studio create each animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat.

The “coat” of each character is meticulously cut by hand, never stamped out by machine.  Fabric for the spotted and striped animals is custom designed and manufactured in small lots to explicit specifications.  Gentle paws, swishing tails, and soulful eyes and faces are lovingly detailed to give each character the life-like look.

These animals appeal to collectors and animal lovers of all ages.  The life-sized pieces have exceptionally strong, yet lightweight, structural metal frames and can even be “ridden” by children and adults up to 250lbs.  Each piece comes with a teaching tag describing, in detail, the animal’s habitat, lifestyle, gestation period, care of young, and eating habits.  Made inGermany.

Baby Cheetah

SKU52042

Price: $52.00

Item No: 52042
Ages: 3 and up

10″ x 6.75″ x 12.75″

The “coat” of each character is meticulously cut by hand, never stamped out by machine.  Fabric for the spotted and striped animals is custom designed and manufactured in small lots to explicit specifications.  Gentle paws, swishing tails, and soulful eyes and faces are lovingly detailed to give each character the life-like look.Portraits in Nature, is a hand-crafted collection of realistic plush animals.  Artists working in a socially and environmentally responsible studio create each animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat.

These animals appeal to collectors and animal lovers of all ages.  The life-sized pieces have exceptionally strong, yet lightweight, structural metal frames and can even be “ridden” by children and adults up to 250lbs.  Each piece comes with a teaching tag describing, in detail, the animal’s habitat, lifestyle, gestation period, care of young, and eating habits.  Made inGermany.

 

Picnic Table

SKU35404

Price: $129.95

Item No: 35404
Ages: 3 and up

The perfect kid sized picnic table for indoor and outdoor use. Stable and sturdy enough to support 200 pounds. The most economical table and chair set! Easy assembly using bolts. Hardware provided is zinc and nickel plated for best weather resistance. Available in natural lacquer,  green and red colors.

Red and green picnic tables are painted with Sherwin Williams 20 year guarantee exterior house paint for long lasting protection from the harshness of weather. To extend their life, store indoors when not in use.The natural lacquer finish is recommended for indoor use only.

Step Stool

SKU52202

Price: $46.00

Item No: 52202
Ages: 3 and up

Often imitated, but still the best quality solid wood contruction of any Child’s stool on the market.  For use in the bathroom, bedroom, closet or kitchen – anywhere children need a handy step up. It has a built in carrying handle and is sturdy enough to support an adult. Steps are 5″ and 10″ high. The natural and honey oak stools on this page are constructed of solid pine and the white stool is MDF.  Shipped fully assembled. Made in the USA.

Play Stands and Arch

SKU52199

Price: $259.95

Item No: 52199
Ages: 3 and up

Allow your child to use their wildest imagination with this Play Stand.  They can pretend it is a store, gnome home, puppet theater, ans so much more.  This is the finest quality Play Stand available in this tried and tested design. It is built of solid pine with metal to metal connectors for long life and safety. May be used alone or in sets of two with silk drape and wooden clips. This is a versatile creative play accessory for home or school use.

This Play Stand product design, used with and without the Arch, fabrics and wooden clips, has been used for many years by Waldorf® school and others as a foundation for inventive play and learning.

Play silks and clips are sold separately.

Table and Chairs

SKU35403

Price: $215.00

Item No: 35403
Ages: 7 and up

Our children’s table and chair set is the perfect workspace for two to seven year olds. The drawers are great for storing crayons, pencils, and markers and cannot accidentally be pulled out. The waterbase semi-gloss finish is easy to clean. Sets are sold with two chairs.

Building Slats in Box

RainbowBlockLarge

Price: $99.95

Item No: 52137
Ages: 3 and up

This 64 piece set has a soft color stain rather than paint. The grain of the wood shows through. The surface is slightly rougher making the blocks less slippery-a plus for tactile development.

Toskana Block Set

BlockRed

Price: $84.95

Item No: 52134
Ages: 3 and up

This 36 piece set has a soft color stain rather than paint. The grain of the wood shows through. The surface is slightly rougher making the blocks less slippery-a plus for tactile development.

Provence Blocks

BlockPurple

Price: $99.95

Item No: 52132
Ages: 3 and up

This 53 piece set has a soft color stain rather than paint. The grain of the wood shows through. The surface is slightly rougher making the blocks less slippery-a plus for tactile development.

Grotto Set

SKU53588

Price: $46.00

Item No: 52129
Ages: 3 and up

This natural 5 piece with bark tunnel set is sure to be the perfect gnome home. Beautiful for play or nature table. Hand carved made in Germany.

Bridge Set Green

Green

Price: $49.95

Item No: 52097
Ages: 3 and up

Bridge Rainbow Set curved pieces can be uniquely arranged by all ages. This 8 piece set is about 3 inches by 14 inches.

Child’s Hair Brush

ChildBrush

Price: $12.00

Item No: 46250
Ages: 2 and up

This beautiful, heirloom-quality wooden brush will become part of a cherished daily ritual, one in which parent and child can both slow down and enjoy the loving bond of touch and care.  These beautifully crafted baby brushes are ideal for use on the sensitive skin of baby’s scalp.  Made from wood and 100% natural hair bristles, they will last through years of use.  Made in Germany.

7″ long, beechwood handle, natural bristles. Made with pig hair.

For babies and children

 

Pear Tree

PearTree

Price: $48.00

Item No: 54183
Ages:  3 and up

Allow your child to use there imagination with this beautifully carved pear  tree.  The unique part about this tree is the apples come on and off.

Beautiful wood hand carved Toy imported from “Georgia” on the Black Sea in Europe.  The child touches natural substances receiving the subtle nurturing qualities of warmth vs. the  numbing forces of cold received through synthetic substances.  Allows space for the growth of the creative imagination.  Toys of natural substances radiate beauty.  This is made with non-toxic finishes.  Paints and Oils are made in Germany.

Apple Tree

SKU54178

Price: $48.00

Item No: 54178
Ages: 3 and up

Allow your child to use there imagination with this beautifully carved apple tree.  The unique part about this tree is the apples come on and off.

Beautiful wood hand carved Toy imported from “Georgia” on the Black Sea in Europe.  The child touches natural substances receiving the subtle nurturing qualities of warmth vs. the  numbing forces of cold received through synthetic substances.  Allows space for the growth of the creative imagination.  Toys of natural substances radiate beauty.  This is made with non-toxic finishes.  Paints and Oils are made in Germany.  

Color and Gesture

SKU54177

Price: $39.95

Item No: 54177
Ages: Adult

Color and Gesture explores the inner life of color in a way that only eurythmy and the initiation science of Rudolf Steiner make possible. What appears is a world of incredible richness, depth and beauty in the most common, unlikely and unexpected of places—gesture. Gesture reveals the human soul, and the fabric of the soul is color; as a result, we find that the souls’ infinite expressiveness, with all its goodness, pathos, waywardness and humor, is intimately woven through with color experiences.

When we approach gesture via color, we discover whole gesture families, with, at times, the most unforeseen of bedfellows. We gain new insights into soul gestures, acting gestures, animal, planetary and zodiac gestures. The underlying eurythmic gestures of speech and music are also explored, and we learn to experience how the color chords underlying gesture are themselves a structured, musically-ordered language.

And when we approach color via gesture, we find inner laws, relationships and dynamics which allow us to gain, via artistic activity, not only a deeper understanding of color as a whole, but also a conscious foothold in the astral and etheric worlds.

Contents include: 51 Chapters plus Overview and Indexes, 250+ Figures and 170+ Haloes.
Subjects covered: Color Dynamics, Rudolf Steiner’s Eurythmy Figures, Soul Gestures, Color Figures, Acting Figures, Animal Gestures, Speech and Music Figures, Eurythmy Exercises, Elements and Ethers, Etc.

Reg Down grew up in Canada, Namibia, South Africa and Ireland. After studying architecture for two years at the Architectural Association in London, England, under Keith Critchlow, he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner. He attended Emerson College in Sussex, doing the foundation year and first year of his eurythmy training. He completed his training in Nurnberg, Germany, under Margarete Proskauer-Unger.

The father of three, he has taught in Waldorf schools in Australia, Canada and the United States for many years. He was on the faculty of Rudolf Steiner College, Sacramento, California from 2000 to 2010. In addition to teaching and performing eurythmy he is the author of Leaving Room for the Angels (AWSNA Press 1995 & 2004) a book on eurythmy and artistic pedagogy, and Color and Gesture ~ the Inner Life of Color (Lightly Press 2007; 2nd revised and updated edition 2011)as well as numerous articles on eurythmy, Waldorf education and anthroposophy. His first children’s book, The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly, appeared in 2004, followed by eight further children’s titles. His latest works are a novel for adults, The Fetching of Spring, (Sept 2011), the second edition of Color and Gesture (Nov 2011), a children’s book, Eggs for the Hunting(Feb 2012), and Sir Gillygad and the Gruesome Egg, (April 2012) a tale for children aged 9-12. He lives in Sacramento, California, and is currently pursuing writing, puppetry and storytelling.

 

The Cricket and the Shepherd Boy

SKU54176

Price: $12.95

Item No: 54176
Ages: 3 and up

The Cricket and the Shepherd Boy ~ A Christmas Tale

A young shepherd hears a cricket singing at his feet. The cricket speaks to him and foretells that the coming winter will be both special and especially cold. Then he disappears back into the grass.

The winter is indeed especially harsh, but on a star-studded night the cricket and the shepherd boy make their way to a manger huddled low between two hills. There they find a mother and father with a child who radiates light and warmth into the world.

This innocent and warmhearted nativity tale is intended for parents to read to their children at Christmas time. While the story itself is timeless, this tale is most suitable for children from preschool to grade four or five.

Reg Down grew up in Canada, Namibia, South Africa and Ireland. After studying architecture for two years at the Architectural Association in London, England, under Keith Critchlow, he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner. He attended Emerson College in Sussex, doing the foundation year and first year of his eurythmy training. He completed his training in Nurnberg, Germany, under Margarete Proskauer-Unger.

The father of three, he has taught in Waldorf schools in Australia, Canada and the United States for many years. He was on the faculty of Rudolf Steiner College, Sacramento, California from 2000 to 2010. In addition to teaching and performing eurythmy he is the author of Leaving Room for the Angels (AWSNA Press 1995 & 2004) a book on eurythmy and artistic pedagogy, and Color and Gesture ~ the Inner Life of Color (Lightly Press 2007; 2nd revised and updated edition 2011)as well as numerous articles on eurythmy, Waldorf education and anthroposophy. His first children’s book, The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly, appeared in 2004, followed by eight further children’s titles. His latest works are a novel for adults, The Fetching of Spring, (Sept 2011), the second edition of Color and Gesture (Nov 2011), a children’s book, Eggs for the Hunting(Feb 2012), and Sir Gillygad and the Gruesome Egg, (April 2012) a tale for children aged 9-12. He lives in Sacramento, California, and is currently pursuing writing, puppetry and storytelling.

 

 

The Magic Knot

SKU54173

Price: $16.00

Item No: 54173
Ages: 4 and up

The Magic Knot ~ and other tangles!

The Magic Knot is a making-tale comedy starring Pine Cone and Pepper Pot the gnomes. They decide, since it is soon to be Tiptoes’ birthday and she has no furniture in her house, to make her one table and three chairs. A simple task for clever gnomes – so we would think! But, from the finding of the ‘perfect’ branch to getting the table and chairs to the top of the Great Oak Tree where Tiptoes’ acorn house swings back and forth, things go awry. On the way they get help from a host of friends: Ompliant the Elephant, Jeremy Mouse, the Carpenter Ants, Chiron the Pony and Spin-a-lot the Spider (to name just a few). Finally, when her surprise birthday party rolls around, Tiptoes tells the enchanting tale of how she came to live in the Great Oak Tree as a daughter of Father Sun and Mother Wind.

The Magic Knot is lavishly illustrated by the artist-author. It is full of innocent, sanguine humor, and is suitable for reading to young children or for young children to read (ages 4 to 9).

Reg Down grew up in Canada, Namibia, South Africa and Ireland. After studying architecture for two years at the Architectural Association in London, England, under Keith Critchlow, he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner. He attended Emerson College in Sussex, doing the foundation year and first year of his eurythmy training. He completed his training in Nurnberg, Germany, under Margarete Proskauer-Unger.

The father of three, he has taught in Waldorf schools in Australia, Canada and the United States for many years. He was on the faculty of Rudolf Steiner College, Sacramento, California from 2000 to 2010. In addition to teaching and performing eurythmy he is the author of Leaving Room for the Angels (AWSNA Press 1995 & 2004) a book on eurythmy and artistic pedagogy, and Color and Gesture ~ the Inner Life of Color (Lightly Press 2007; 2nd revised and updated edition 2011)as well as numerous articles on eurythmy, Waldorf education and anthroposophy. His first children’s book, The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly, appeared in 2004, followed by eight further children’s titles. His latest works are a novel for adults, The Fetching of Spring, (Sept 2011), the second edition of Color and Gesture (Nov 2011), a children’s book, Eggs for the Hunting(Feb 2012), and Sir Gillygad and the Gruesome Egg, (April 2012) a tale for children aged 9-12. He lives in Sacramento, California, and is currently pursuing writing, puppetry and storytelling.

 

The Festival of Stones

SKU54172

Price: $16.00

Item No: 54172
Ages: 5 and up

The Festival of Stones ~ Autumn and Winter Tales of Tiptoes Lightly

Tiptoes Lightly and her friends celebrate the best of the autumn festivals: Michaelmas, Halloween, Martinmas, Advent and Christmas. Many adventures are had and festival tales told: at Michaelmas Farmer John recounts ‘The Most Beautiful Dragon in the Whole World’ to his children, Tom Nutcracker and June Berry, and on Christmas day he reads them ‘The Burden Bull of Scotland’. Tiptoes also tells tales – her favorites being ‘The Myth of Ella-jah’ which recounts how the animals were created, and the story of ‘The Sun-child and the Birds’ which she tells on Christmas eve.

On the way, Jeremy Mouse meets Olivia who lives inside an olive tree, is frightened at Halloween (by a You-know-what!), and almost drowns in Soggy Mire because the ice is too thin for sliding on – luckily he is saved by Mr. Owl the Vegetarian! Finally, Tiptoes and Jeremy Mouse build the first, and finest, snow-mouse the world has ever seen.

Reg Down grew up in Canada, Namibia, South Africa and Ireland. After studying architecture for two years at the Architectural Association in London, England, under Keith Critchlow, he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner. He attended Emerson College in Sussex, doing the foundation year and first year of his eurythmy training. He completed his training in Nurnberg, Germany, under Margarete Proskauer-Unger.

The father of three, he has taught in Waldorf schools in Australia, Canada and the United States for many years. He was on the faculty of Rudolf Steiner College, Sacramento, California from 2000 to 2010. In addition to teaching and performing eurythmy he is the author of Leaving Room for the Angels (AWSNA Press 1995 & 2004) a book on eurythmy and artistic pedagogy, and Color and Gesture ~ the Inner Life of Color (Lightly Press 2007; 2nd revised and updated edition 2011)as well as numerous articles on eurythmy, Waldorf education and anthroposophy. His first children’s book, The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly, appeared in 2004, followed by eight further children’s titles. His latest works are a novel for adults, The Fetching of Spring, (Sept 2011), the second edition of Color and Gesture (Nov 2011), a children’s book, Eggs for the Hunting(Feb 2012), and Sir Gillygad and the Gruesome Egg, (April 2012) a tale for children aged 9-12. He lives in Sacramento, California, and is currently pursuing writing, puppetry and storytelling.

 

The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly

SKU54170

Price: $16.00

Item No: 54170
Ages: 5 and up

Tiptoes Lightly lives in an acorn high in the branches of a Great Oak Tree. Her tree sits on a knoll overlooking Running River, and she and her friends have a host of adventures. First they help the bee who lost his buzz – snagged on a thorn belonging to grumpy Mr. Cactus! Then they visit the house of Pine Cone and Pepper Pot and sail down to the sea to untangle Octopus – he’s too young to count his legs properly and gets them mixed up!

Later they journey to Snowy Mountain to hear from Jack Frost what kind of being he really is – and Jack tells the dramatic tale of how he came to be. Finally, after many adventures big and small they find out who the real mother of the half-egg is – the one that Lucy Goose found in the mud and is determined to hatch along with her own eggs.

Reg Down grew up in Canada, Namibia, South Africa and Ireland. After studying architecture for two years at the Architectural Association in London, England, under Keith Critchlow, he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner. He attended Emerson College in Sussex, doing the foundation year and first year of his eurythmy training. He completed his training in Nurnberg, Germany, under Margarete Proskauer-Unger.

The father of three, he has taught in Waldorf schools in Australia, Canada and the United States for many years. He was on the faculty of Rudolf Steiner College, Sacramento, California from 2000 to 2010. In addition to teaching and performing eurythmy he is the author of Leaving Room for the Angels (AWSNA Press 1995 & 2004) a book on eurythmy and artistic pedagogy, and Color and Gesture ~ the Inner Life of Color (Lightly Press 2007; 2nd revised and updated edition 2011)as well as numerous articles on eurythmy, Waldorf education and anthroposophy. His first children’s book, The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly, appeared in 2004, followed by eight further children’s titles. His latest works are a novel for adults, The Fetching of Spring, (Sept 2011), the second edition of Color and Gesture (Nov 2011), a children’s book, Eggs for the Hunting(Feb 2012), and Sir Gillygad and the Gruesome Egg, (April 2012) a tale for children aged 9-12. He lives in Sacramento, California, and is currently pursuing writing, puppetry and storytelling.

 

The Lost Lagoon

SKU54169

Price: $16.00

Item No: 54169
Ages: 6 and up

The Lost Lagoon ~ Adventures of Tiptoes Lightly and Greenleaf the Sailor

It is spring and Running River is in full flood. Tiptoes Lightly and Jeremy Mouse visit Greenleaf the Sailor and venture forth in his newly made leaf boat. Soon they are joined by Pine Cone and Pepper Pot the Gnomes and together they search for the Lost Lagoon the frogs have been so beautifully singing about.

Meanwhile, Farmer John reads The Adam Tales to Tom Nutcracker and June Berry. Later, Tom impulsively rides off on Chiron and he too comes to the Lost Lagoon. What happens on this night, with its majestic, rising moon, is filled with a wonder and magic that won’t soon be forgotten.

A Snow Day For Hannah

SKU54160

Price: $17.95

Item No: 54160
Ages: 3 and up

Hannah the Bernese Mountain Dog loves mountain climbing and the snow. When she sees a big snow storm brewing, she high-tails it home to wait out the weather. She can’t wait until it’s over because then she will be able to bound outside and play in the fresh snow, building snowmen, snow angels and going sledding and hiking – just like every kid likes to do!

The Gate Swings In

SKU54163

Price: $16.50

Item No: 54163
Ages: 10 and up

A great companion to her book, A Story of Denmark: Sticks Across the Chimney. Nora has a wonderful way of interweaving Swedish history and the hardships of living in a rugged land with the mystery and intrigue experienced by a young orphan girl. Nora once again demonstrates her creative ability to bring a wonderful set of values and inner spirit to her characters.

Minda and her intelligent, crafty goat try to earn enough money for her winter schooling. As Minda tries to earn money, she has frequent talks with a wise Tomte (elf) and encounters a huldran (forest creature). She has the fortitude to go forward in the midst of all kinds of struggles and hardships. It’s also a book about friendship and the love of land and animals.

The Last Little Cat

SKU54164

Price: $9.95

Item No: 54164
Ages: 8 and up

The Last little Cat is a loving, compassionate book, perfect for the early reader. It was written by Meindert DeJong, the 1954 Newbery award winner for The Wheel on the School.

The last little cat was born in a kennel, surrounded by dogs and dog cages and dog noises. The little cat was always half-cold and half-hungry – until the day it fell into the cage of the old, blind dog. Then, for a while, the little cat was warm, and well fed. But how could such a small cat know that barn doors are closed at night and that there are people in the world who do not want to help a helpless kitten.

The story of how the last little cat found a home, and not only a home, but the perfect home, again confirms Meindert DeJong’s place among the finest writers of this or any day.

Back in print after four decades, The Last Little Cat has a simple vocabulary and repetitive text. An ideal book for 2nd – 4th grades, and younger children will delight in having the story read to them over and over again.

 

The Fetching Spring

SKU54166

Price: $16.95

Item No: 54166
Ages: 14 and up

The Golden Bird has been stolen (apparently) and Tik-Tak is sent to fetch it. The naive and dreamy youth rides southwards (it’s warmer in that direction), gets kicked out of two kingdoms, meets Erce-Ma, loses his hopeless steed, gains a (much) better one, stumbles into the Undwelling and its townships, descends into Akkman’s Dwell, rescues the bird (and other abductees), returns (still not fully awake) with the bird, refuses the hand of the Princess (what!), becomes a successful entrepreneur, is jailed > is released > then steals the bird (wrong order, I know, but that’s the truth), returns to Spring, returns to Tansa, gets familied, assumes the kingship and unites the Three Kingdoms (well, it’s a work in progress).

The Fetching of Spring, written with a (sometimes) humorous nod to the fairy tale, has a deadly serious subtext. It is an awakening tale, the story all of us are in whether we like it or not. Setting out from the Kingdom of the Golden Bird our (inordinately) nascent hero descends via the earthly into contemporary sub-earthly realms. The story (and it is a story in the sense of storytelling) ends with worn-shoe idealism and a peppering of satire to spice things up.

Soft cover; 248 pages.

The Waldorf Book of Poetry

SKU54159

Price: $29.50

Item No: 54129
Ages: 7 and up

Discover the power of imagination in an inspiring journey through time that brings history, mathematics, social studies, science, language, and geography to life. Readers will experience poetry like never before as it opens doors to ancient cultures, faraway places, the seasons and rhythms of the year, and the wonder of plants, animals, and nature. The Waldorf Book of Poetry includes more than 425 poems by classic and modern poets in a comprehensive collection that reveals the power of imagination in a wide variety of subjects. Teachers will find a perfect poem for every class, parents will discover old favorites and new treasures to share with their children, and poetry lovers will delight in this indispensable collection.

David Kennedy has been teaching English, poetry, and language arts to children and adults for over twenty-five years. A self-confessed “poetry hound,” he started collecting poems to help teach history, science, and geography as well. He continues to teach and train teachers and parents in how to use the imaginative power of poetry in school and at home. He lives in Viroqua, Wisconsin.

 

Waldorf Mops Doll

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Price: $49.95

Item No: 52490
Ages: 12 months and up

These dolls are unique and favorite playmates of all children. They use cotton velvet, mohair, wool and cotton. Stuffing consists at 100 % of pure new wool. A delightful first doll with hand-painted face for younger children, by Nanchen. Made of all-new and natural materials in Germany.

Waldorf Doll With Cap

WaldorfDoll

Price: $46.00

Item No: 34167
Ages: 12 months and up

These delightful German dolls are hand made one by one. The cloth is 100% cotton knit. It is stuffed with 100% wool batting, so it warms to the touch. It’s an ideal first doll and is safe for one years and older.

Waldorf Baby Its Me

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Item No: 51439
Ages: 3 and up

This 18 inch Waldorf Baby doll is just the right size and weight for a child to hold, not to mention love and nurture. Like all of our dolls, she is made with 100% cottion skin and clothing. The stuffing is 100% wool batthing; it warms to the touch. 

Waldorf Baby It’s Me Princess Blonde

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Price: $120.00

Item No: 52263
Ages: 3 and up

This 18 inch Waldorf Baby doll is just the right size and weight for a child to hold, not to mention love and nurture. Like all of our dolls, she is made with 100% cotton skin and clothing. The stuffing is 100% wool batting; she warms to the touch.

Kathe Kruse Dolls: Koko, Kiki, & Kuki

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Price: $59.95

Item No: 54155
Ages: 18 months and up

Stand back Groovy Girls! Bratz too! Our newest  dolls are cool, yet sweet and age appropriate, not to mention made in Germany by one of Germany’s best loved doll makers.   They are all so darling you will have trouble choosing. These delightful 16 inch dolls are safe for 18 months and up but all girls love them! NOTE: WE ARE OUT OF STOCK ON THE ORANGE-HAIRED DOLL.

Iron and Ironing Board

SKU54153

Price: $49.95

Item No: 54153
Ages: 3 and up

The ironing board is flat packed and will require very simple home assembly with the turn of a wooden screw. Children will love imitating mom and dad with this great wooden ironing board.  Size is 22 inches high, 9 inches wide, 24 inches long.

A dark walnut wood base contrasts beautifully with an organically formed maple handle. Our Olden Days Iron is handcrafted and hand rubbed with a beeswax finish.  Size 2.5″ x 3″ x 6″.

Made in the USA.

A Simple Hearth: Kitchen

Camden Kitchen

Price: $349.95

Item No: 54154
Ages: 3 and up

No other play kitchen compares!!!!!  Created with the warmth and durability of solidcherry with walnut and birch accents, our kitchen was designed for multi-generational play. This kitchen does not contain ANY plywood, particleboard/press board or soft pine. The stove, burner and faucet knobs work flawlessly and smoothly without the use of any metal hardware. The brushed metal sink bowl is made from heavy gage stainless steel and can be removed for easy cleaning. A sliding cutting board pulls out 12 inches to allow access for more children. Oven and sink doors operate on self-closing hinges. We also included a partition that divides the oven from the sink compartment for more realistic play and safety. To prevent water damage to the counter top and expand the possibilities of play, we opened up the back of the kitchen hutch allowing it to be positioned against a wall or in the middle of a room.

Building Blocks

53063

Price: $14.95

Item No: 53063
Ages: 3 and up

Counting, stacking, building is perfect for budding engineers. The set develops a clever awareness of physics as well as mathematics by using the blocks to build high, wide and long. This is a set of 25 with a cotton bag. Either set comes with a muslin storage bag and displayed in red eco-netting.  These are made out of birch wood in Canada and the USA.

The Slow Race

SKU53044

Price: $14.95

Item No: 53044
Ages: 4 and up

This book and block set is simple, yet extremely clever and loads of fun for all! The story was designed to introduce some of the ways in which three simple shapes can be organized to form a wide variety of people, animals and objects. This is not only fun, but also deeply educational, as it increases the capacity for both creativity and geometric thinking. While reading the story, children and adults alike arrange and fit the blocks in the shapes pictured. After reading the story a new story of ones own can be made by tracing new shapes on paper and creating ones own book. From flowers to animals to the moon, the creation of objects is limited only by the imagination.  It is made in the USA.

 

Amber Necklace

SKU53518

Price: $18.95

Item No: 53518
Ages: 3 months and up

Parental supervision recommended. Not to be chewed or placed in mouth: Choking Hazard. Baltic amber is a fossilized resin produced by ancient pine, cedar and larch trees which grew in Northern Europe around the Baltic Sea 40 million to 200 million years ago. As atmospheric change occurred and the climate warmed, these trees extruded large amounts of resin in an effort to adapt to the earths changing environment. As the millenia progressed, these extrusions sank to the Baltic Sea floor and gradually stabilized. For centuries, amber has been used to relieve pain and discomfort in adults and children. When warmed by the skin, amber releases a homeopathic dose of succinic acid, the active ingredient in Baltic amber, which is a scientifically examined medical substance used in contemporary medicine. The highest content of the acid is found in the amber cortex–the external layer of the stone. Raw and polished amber may be used for therapeutic and bactericidal purposes. Succinic acid improves immunity; stimulates the thyroid, and soothes inflammation. Amber is anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties are recognized by allopathic medicine as a natural analgesic. It is 12-13 inches long.  It is made in Poland.  An active ingredient is 3-8 percent Succinic Acid.  Safety: Choking Hazzard, not for children under 3 years.

Child Spoon & Bowl

SKU54152

Price: $24.95

Item No: 54142
Ages: 6 months and up

This set was first tested in pre-schools across the US there was an outpouring of excitement. The ergonomically correct design of the spoons not only teaches a child the proper way to hold a spoon, but it supports the development of other fine motor skills.

All of the Spoon & Bowl Sets are sealed with Three BEEautiful Bees All-Natural Beeswax Polish. You can request unfinished sets if desired. Each spoon and bowl comes packaged in red eco-netting.

Cherry Bowl & Spoon

SKU54148

Price: $24.95

Item No: 54148
Ages: 0 and up

This unique cherry bowl is cut and sanded from a single piece of wood and sculpted to add beauty and style. The bowl is approximately 5-6 in diameter and the spoon has an elongated handle for easy parental use.

Made in the USA.
Wood: Cherry
Bowl Dimensions: 5-6 inches in diameter, 1.5-2 inches high
Spoon Dimensions:  6.25 inches long

Needle Felting Foam

SKU48079

Price: $8.95

Item No: 48079
Ages: 9 and up

This needle felting foam is 8″ x 10″ x 2″.

Keep your lap safe from sharp jabs while needle felting.

The firm foam pads are anti-static and extra durable – you won’t find little pieces of foam in your needle felting projects. It’s also the perfect size for travel!

Chickadee Needle Felting Kit

SKU52102

Price: $18.95

Item No: 52102
Ages: 9 and up

WHAT’S INCLUDED: White, black, gray and honey Corriedale wool, two new felting needles, beads for eyes, ribbon and detailed photo instructions.

MAKES HOW MANY: Kit makes two chickadees, approximately 2in. to 3in. long.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate!

This is a simple way to begin learning the art of sculptural needle felting with kits from wool pets.

The sculpting of the fibers is done using a sharp, barbed, felting needle. Step-by-step photo instructions make it simple to create your own needle felted wool pet.

The “Easy” kits are super easy and the “Intermediate” kits have more steps involved and will take a more time to complete, but aren’t much more difficult.

All kits include two new felting needles and include almost all the needle felting supplies you need. You will need a foam pad or sponge to use as a work surface. A foam pad is listed in the art supplies. Since each kit includes two very sharp, barbed, felting needles, they are recommend them for ages 9 and up.

Younger children have been very successful with needle felting, but adult supervision is recommended for children under the age of 13.

 

Mice Needle Felting Kit

SKU49714

Price: $19.95

Item No: 49714
Ages: 9 and up

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Gray, black, cherub and sky blue Corriedale wool, beads for eyes, a small flower, two new felting needles, and detailed photo instructions.

MAKES HOW MANY: Kit makes two mice, approximately 3in. tall.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate!

This is a simple way to begin learning the art of sculptural needle felting with kits from wool pets.

The sculpting of the fibers is done using a sharp, barbed, felting needle. Step-by-step photo instructions make it simple to create your own needle felted wool pet.

The “Easy” kits are super easy and the “Intermediate” kits have more steps involved and will take a more time to complete, but aren’t much more difficult.

All kits include two new felting needles and include almost all the needle felting supplies you need. You will need a foam pad or sponge to use as a work surface. A foam pad is listed in the art supplies. Since each kit includes two very sharp, barbed, felting needles, they are recommend them for ages 9 and up.

Younger children have been very successful with needle felting, but adult supervision is recommended for children under the age of 13.

 

Red Fox Needle Felting Kit

SKU48862

Price: $16.95

Item No: 48862
Ages: 9 and up

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Copper, white and chocolate Corriedale wool, beads for eyes, two new felting needles, a wooden skewer and detailed photo instructions.

MAKES HOW MANY: Kit makes one or two foxes – approximately 4in. long.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate!

This is a simple way to begin learning the art of sculptural needle felting with kits from wool pets.

The sculpting of the fibers is done using a sharp, barbed, felting needle. Step-by-step photo instructions make it simple to create your own needle felted wool pet.

The “Easy” kits are super easy and the “Intermediate” kits have more steps involved and will take a more time to complete, but aren’t much more difficult.

All kits include two new felting needles and include almost all the needle felting supplies you need. You will need a foam pad or sponge to use as a work surface. A foam pad is listed in the art supplies. Since each kit includes two very sharp, barbed, felting needles, they are recommend them for ages 9 and up.

Younger children have been very successful with needle felting, but adult supervision is recommended for children under the age of 13.

 

Kitty Needle Felting Kit

SKU49716

Price: $16.95

Item No: 49716
Ages: 9 and up

WHAT’S INCLUDED: White, gray, marigold, candy and black Corriedale wool, two new felting needles, a wooden skewer and detailed photo instructions.

MAKES HOW MANY: Kit makes one or two kitties, approximately 3in. tall.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate!

This is a simple way to begin learning the art of sculptural needle felting with kits from wool pets.

The sculpting of the fibers is done using a sharp, barbed, felting needle. Step-by-step photo instructions make it simple to create your own needle felted wool pet.

The “Easy” kits are super easy and the “Intermediate” kits have more steps involved and will take a more time to complete, but aren’t much more difficult.

All kits include two new felting needles and include almost all the needle felting supplies you need. You will need a foam pad or sponge to use as a work surface. A foam pad is listed in the art supplies. Since each kit includes two very sharp, barbed, felting needles, they are recommend them for ages 9 and up.

Younger children have been very successful with needle felting, but adult supervision is recommended for children under the age of 13.

 

Elephant Needle Felting Kit

SKU48858

Price: $18.95

Item No: 48858
Ages: 9 and up

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Candy, red and gray Corriedale wool, two new felting needles, a wooden skewer, beads for eyes and detailed photo instructions.

MAKES HOW MANY: Kit makes one elephant, approximately 4in. tall.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate!

This is a simple way to begin learning the art of sculptural needle felting with kits from wool pets.

The sculpting of the fibers is done using a sharp, barbed, felting needle. Step-by-step photo instructions make it simple to create your own needle felted wool pet.

The “Easy” kits are super easy and the “Intermediate” kits have more steps involved and will take a more time to complete, but aren’t much more difficult.

All kits include two new felting needles and include almost all the needle felting supplies you need. You will need a foam pad or sponge to use as a work surface. A foam pad is listed in the art supplies. Since each kit includes two very sharp, barbed, felting needles, they are recommend them for ages 9 and up.

Younger children have been very successful with needle felting, but adult supervision is recommended for children under the age of 13.

 

Hummingbird Felting Kit

SKU48863

Price: $18.99

Item No: 48863
Ages: 9 and up

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Moss, red, white and black Corriedale wool, beads, ruby metallic fiber, two new felting needles, monofilament, a wooden skewer and detailed photo instructions.

MAKES HOW MANY: Kit makes two hummingbirds, approximately 3in. to 4in. long.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate!

This is a simple way to begin learning the art of sculptural needle felting with kits from wool pets.

The sculpting of the fibers is done using a sharp, barbed, felting needle. Step-by-step photo instructions make it simple to create your own needle felted wool pet.

The “Easy” kits are super easy and the “Intermediate” kits have more steps involved and will take a more time to complete, but aren’t much more difficult.

All kits include two new felting needles and include almost all the needle felting supplies you need. You will need a foam pad or sponge to use as a work surface. A foam pad is listed in the art supplies. Since each kit includes two very sharp, barbed, felting needles, they are recommend them for ages 9 and up.

Younger children have been very successful with needle felting, but adult supervision is recommended for children under the age of 13.

 

Sheep Needle Felting Kit

SKU46986

Price: $19.95

Item No: 46986
Ages: 9 and up

WHAT’S INCLUDED: White, black and candy Corriedale wool, beads for eyes, two new felting needles, a wooden skewer, a small bell and detailed photo instructions.

MAKES HOW MANY: Kit makes one sheep, approximately 4in. long.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate!

This is a simple way to begin learning the art of sculptural needle felting with kits from woolpets.

The sculpting of the fibers is done using a sharp, barbed, felting needle. Step-by-step photo instructions make it simple to create your own needle felted wool pet.

The “Easy” kits are super easy and the “Intermediate” kits have more steps involved and will take a more time to complete, but aren’t much more difficult.

All kits include two new felting needles and include almost all the needle felting supplies you need. You will need a foam pad or sponge to use as a work surface. A foam pad is listed in the art supplies. Since each kit includes two very sharp, barbed, felting needles, they are recommend them for ages 9 and up.

Younger children have been very successful with needle felting, but adult supervision is recommended for children under the age of 13.


 

Hedgehog Needle Felting Kit

SKU48082

Price: $16.95

Item No: 48082
Ages: 9 and up

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Gray and black Corriedale wool, curly wool locks, two new felting needles, a wooden skewer, beads for eyes and detailed photo instructions.

MAKES HOW MANY: Kit makes one or two hedgehogs – approximately 3in. long.

SKILL LEVEL: Easy!

This is a simple way to begin learning the art of sculptural needle felting with kits from wool pets.

The sculpting of the fibers is done using a sharp, barbed, felting needle. Step-by-step photo instructions make it simple to create your own needle felted wool pet.

The “Easy” kits are super easy and the “Intermediate” kits have more steps involved and will take a more time to complete, but aren’t much more difficult.

All kits include two new felting needles and include almost all the needle felting supplies you need. You will need a foam pad or sponge to use as a work surface. A foam pad is listed in the art supplies. Since each kit includes two very sharp, barbed, felting needles, they are recommend them for ages 9 and up.

Younger children have been very successful with needle felting, but adult supervision is recommended for children under the age of 13.

 

 

Glow Rocks

SKU54139

Price: $39.95

Item No: 54139
Ages: 6 and up

Glow Rocks are rare minerals that “light up” under a special UV lamp (which is included in this kit).  These super-cool glowing rocks transform like magic.  Simply shine the special light over the rocks in this kit and be amazed as they start glowing in different colors.   Then take the portable UV lamp outside and hunt forglowing rocks in your own backyard!  From money to stamps, you’ll be astonished by all the things that have hidden glowing properties.  This kit includes 6 rare minerals, portable UV lamp and an adventure guide with10 experiments.  Earth Science doesn’t get any cooler than this!

The 6 rocks and minerals in this kit are very unique…only about 15% of all minerals in the world can fluoresce which makes them very rare and unusual!

 

Explore Fossils 10pc

SKU54138

Price: $19.95

Item No: 54138
Ages: 6 and up

Fossils are the remains of prehistoric creatures and take millions of years to form.  They are a record of the past and a fascinating subject to study.  The basic fossil kit includes a wide assortment of marine and animal fossils with highlights including: Real shark teeth, dinosaur bone, and cool ocean fossils.  This kit is a great introduction to fossils and include a fossil identification guide with info about all of the ancient fossils in this kit!

Break Open Real Geodes

SKU54137

Price: $49.95

Item No: 54137
Ages: 6 and up

The geodes in this kit are millions of years old and were formed when prehistoric volcanoes erupted.  Break open real geodes to discover the incredible crystal treasure hidden inside!  This ultimate kit includes 15 geodes from 3 different mines so your rock hound can experience a wider variety of crystal formations which could include: Quartz, fluorite, calcite, or even amethyst!  Geodes are an amazing natural phenomenon, and cracking them open is a thrill for all ages!  This kit also includes safety goggles and a full-color adventure guide.  Geodes range in size from 1.5” – 2” in diameter.  Buy real geodes and enjoy the fun of cracking them open today!  This is the perfect earth science kit to give as a gift.

Mine For Gems

SKU54136

 

Price: $29.95

Item No: 54136
Ages: 6 and up

This treasure-hunters kit includes a digging tool, brush, full-color identification guide and 10 real specimens buried within a digging activity tray.  Highlights of this Gem kit include the following rocks and minerals: a real geode, pyrite, amethyst, quartz crystals, tigers eye and much more!

This kit contains everything you need to uncover these minerals and rocks and start your own rock collection!

 

Mine For Fossils

SKU54135

Price: $29.95

Item No: 54135
Ages: 6 and up

Mine for awesome fossils just like a real palaeontologist!  This kit includes your very own fossil digging block packed ancient fossils to uncover.

Each kit contains 10 real fossils that are each millions of years old.  Highlights include:  real shark teeth, dinosaur bones, ammonites, ocean fossils, and much more!

Digging tool and brush are provided along with an exceptional 16-page information guide so that you canidentify each fossil in the kit!

Earth science doesn’t get more fun than this!  This fossil kit is the perfect gift for any rockhound!  If you like rocks and minerals, you’ll love this fossil kit from Discove

 

Explore Real Fossils 15pc

SKU54132

Price: $29.95

Item No: 54132
Ages: 6 and up

Fossils are the remains of prehistoric creatures and take millions of years to form.  They are a record of the past and a fascinating subject to study.

The superior quality fossils that you’ll find in this ultimate kit will become the prized specimens in any young palaeontologists collection.

This kit contains 15 total fossils, many of which are rare.  Highlights include: iridescent ammonites from Madagascar (they look like rainbow-colored holograms), trilobites from Morocco, sliced and polished ammonites (so you can see what’s inside these fossils), mosasaur teeth (this giant predator was even bigger than a T-rex), and a polished orthoceras (ocean fossil).

This kit also includes a 16-page fossil identification guide with tons of cool science facts about each of the specimens in this kit.

All of these fossils are millions of years old!  If you want to start a rock and mineral collection, don’t forget to buy fossils!

 

Discover Amber

SKU54131

Price: $29.95

Item No: 54131
Ages: 6 and up

Just like in the movie Jurassic Park, your palaeontologist will get to hunt for prehistoric creatures trapped inside ancient amber.  In this amazing earth science kit, you’ll follow the simple instructions to create a 40 million year old window into the past.  This fun earth science activity kit contains 5 real pieces of raw amber, a workstation tray, 6 special grades of gemstone polishing sandpaper and a magnifying glass.  The full-color guide booklet explains how amber is formed.  Learn how to tell fake amber from real amber with the test included in this kit.  Special Bonus: this kit also includes an amber-colored keychain with a genuine scorpion inside!  Earth science doesn’t get any cooler than this!

Break Open Geodes 6pc

SKU54130

Price: $29.95

Item No: 54130
Ages: 6 and up

The geodes in this kit are millions of years old and were formed when prehistoric volcanoes erupted.  Break open real geodes and discover the incredible crystal treasure hidden inside!  This basic geode kit includes 6 geodes from 1 mine. Geodes are an amazing natural phenomenon, and cracking them open is a thrill for all ages!  This kit includes safety goggles and a full-color adventure guide.  Geodes range in size from 1.5” – 2” in diameter.  If your rockhound is interested in rocks and minerals there are few kits that compare to the fun you have when you break your own geode.

 

 

 

Memory Stackers

SKU52647

Price: $29.95

Item No: 52647
Ages: 3 and up

This amazing stacking toy is so versatile it will keep children busy for hours; if they can get the adults to stop playing long enough to get a turn. 18 little men with numbers carved on their chests, stack together in more ways than you can imagine. Great for fine motor skills and eye hand coordination. Turn your Memory Stackers all number side down and you can play a game of memory, stand them all up and then knock them down like dominos, lay them out flat and create beautiful patterns. Ages 3+

Size: 2” tall.

Materials: Made from a variety of hardwoods.

 

Old Fashioned Slingshot

SKU52638

Price: $21.00

Item No: 52638
Ages: 5 and up

Our Old Fashioned Slingshot is hand made from Buckthorn branches, and while the Minnesota DNR considers Buckthorn to be a nuisance weed; we think it is the perfect material for Old Fashioned Slingshots. Natural latex tubing and a leather projectile pouch are attached to the Old Fashioned Slingshot using sinew. Ages 5+ (with adult supervision)

Size: Varies.

Materials: Made from Buckthorn branch.

Wooden Fencing Sword

SKU53985

Price: $19.95

Item No: 53985
Ages: 3 and up

Our Wooden Fencing Sword is perfect for hours of fun Vanquishing bad guys, slaying dragons, or besting the three musketeers single handedly (buy two and mom can help). This classic pretend play toy is sure to be a hit. Ages 3+

Size: 30” long.

Materials: Made from Ash.

 

Wooden Sword

SKU54124

Price: $28.00

Item No: 54124

Ages: 3 an up

Every bold knight and daring princess needs a sword. Our beautiful swords are made from Ash & Walnut so they are not only beautiful but also strong.

Size: 22” long.

Materials: Made from Ash & Walnut.

Knights and Horse Play Set

SKU52645

Price: $21.00

Item No: 52645
Ages: 3 and up

Our Knights & Horses Play Set is the perfect addition to any Castle Blocks set or all by them selves. Perfect for defending or attacking the castle depending on your mood. Each set includes three knights and three horses.

Size: Knights 2” tall, Horses 2” tall.

Materials: Made from Ash and Walnut.

 

Knights Play Set

SKU52649

Price: $21.00

Item No: 52649
Ages: 3 and up

Our Knights Play set is the perfect addition to any Castle Blocks set or all by them selves. Perfect for defending or attacking the castle depending on your mood. Each set includes six knights. Ages 3+

Size: 2” tall.

Materials: Made from Ash and Walnut.

 

Gnome Home

GnomeHome

Price: $42.00

Item No: 52639
Ages: 3 and up

Children love the idea of a gentle gnome living in their garden and now they can have their very own wooden Gnome home. Five tunnel pieces and one gnome will inspire hours of creative play.  Made from Walnut.

Size: Tunnel – 10” tall & 10” wide Gnome – 3” tall.

 

Gold Castle

SKU52096

Price: $46.00

Item No: 52096
Ages: 3 and up

This 10 piece, handcrafted wooden castle fires the imagination and invites hours of creative, open-ended play with its intriguing forms, textures and vibrant colors. The arches can be used for building, stacking and balancing games – or as tunnels, houses and fences – wherever the imagination leads! The castle also makes a fun and unique decoration when not in use. Cut from a solid block of wood and dyed with child-safe colors. Minimally finished for natural expression, no varnishes. 6.25 x 4.25 x 2.25 inches. Handcrafted in Europe.

Green House

SKU48715

Price: $39.95

Item No: 48715
Ages: 3 and up

This 6 piece, handcrafted wooden Doors House is a simple block puzzle that also invites creative, open-ended play with its intriguing forms, textures and vibrant colors. The pieces can be used as blocks for building and stacking, as tunnels or as a play house – wherever the imagination leads! The house also makes a fun and unique decoration when not in use. Cut from a solid 3 inch thick block of wood and dyed with child-safe colors. Minimally finished for natural expression, no varnishes. 5.5″(H) x 7.25″(W) x 3″(D). Handcrafted in Europe.

Into The Forest

SKU5578

Price: $15.95

Item No: 5578
Ages: 7 and up

Step into the forest and discover the fascinating world of natural food chains. The game works just like the natural food relationships in the forest, with players “eating” and being “eaten” just as they would be in the wild. Similar to Predator, the beautiful and detailed illustrations, food web chart and score pad sets this game apart. Players: 2-6 players or groups

The Bug Game

SKU5577

Price: $13.95

Item No:  5577
Ages: 3 and up

A matching and memory game introducing players to the wilderness in their own backyard. Three levels of play provide a challenge for all. The Bug Game includes a full color poster of the bugs in their world, fact sheets and glossary.

Onto The Desert

SKU32027

Price: $15.95

Item No: 32027
Ages: 8 and up

A food chain game of the desert habitat, this game is very similar to Into the Forest. The beautifully illustrated card deck enhances the game of hunting and searching for food. Included with the game are rules for 7 different games versions, a full color poster of the desert habitat, and an extensive fact sheet.  Players: 2-6

Garden Game

SKU5572

Price: $26.95

Item No: 5572
Ages: 8 and up

The joyful and inspiring board game about gardening for food and fun. Players feed the soil, plant seeds, nurture the plants, have harvest festivals, and help each other through natural disasters! Plant the largest garden and save the most seeds and you are the winner. Players: 2-6

Solid Perfume

SKU53429

Price: $24.95

Item No: 53429
Ages: 3 and up

The solid perfume making kit makes 10 all-natural solid perfumes with shea butter and bees wax.  Journey into the world of perfumery! This kit contains everything you need to make 10 wonderful all natural perfumes.  Simply mix the pre measured perfume base, beeswax and safflower oil then add the essential oils to create your own signature scents. A great activity for parties or an afterrnoon at home.  Your perfumes are ready in just 60 minutes! This product is made in Canada.

 

Natural Soap Kit

SKU53428

Price: $16.95

Item No: 53428
Ages: 3 and up

This great easy to use kit is the perfect activity to keep even the littlest hands busy! This kit contains everything you need to make 16 pure SLS free glycerine soaps. This kit includes 2 blocks of Glycerine soap, 2 bottles of essential oils, a soap mold, stirring spoons and dropper in a zippered bag.  Simply melt a bar of glycerine soap, add your oils to create the perfect scent and pour into the mould. Easy as 1,2,3!!!  Your soaps will be ready to use in only 60 minutes! This product is made in Canada.

 

Lip Balm Kit

SKU53426

Price: $24.00

Item No: 53426
Ages: 3 and up

A fun all-natural do it yourself kit that makes 10 amazing lip balms! This treat for your lips contains 2 bottles of pure essential oils, Shea butter, Safflower oil and Beeswax in pre measured bottles. You simply melt the beeswax, safflower oil and shea butter (on stovetop or in the microwave) then once they melt get creative and start adding the essential oils of your choice! A great treat to make at birthday parties or to share with friends and family!  Lip balms are ready to use in 30 minutes!!! This product is made in Canada.

Six Rolling Beeswax Sheets

SKU54096

Price: $24.00

Item No: 54096
Ages: 5 and up

Rolling your own beeswax candles is a fun, rewarding and incredibly easy craft.  Beeswax candles clean your air with a light honey scent this releases negative ions which traps toxins in your air.  Beeswax candles burn twice as long as ordinary paraffin candles.  Beeswax candles are great for people with allergies, asthma or even chemical sensitivity.

Fairy Tale Plant Dyed Wool

SKU21342

 

Price: $24.95

Item No: 21342
Ages: 8 and up

Top quality uncarded and naturtal dyed wool. Used for gnomes, angels and fairy tale figures.  The colors: gold yellow, lemon yellow, spring green, forrest green, dark blue, pale blue, lilac, red, pink, white.  All you need is a little creativity to make something magical.

Superferby Color Pencil

SKU32721

Price: $29.95

Item No: 32721
Ages: 3 and up

This colored pencil is a further development of the Lyra Ferby Colored Pencil.  It is 17.5cm in length and has a thick core.   Its triangular shape also helps with practising the tripod grip, which is especially important for children who are still experiencing difficulties holding the pencil properly.  The end of the pencil is sealed, the lead, super thick, is 6.25 mm in diameter. They are breakresistant and highly pigmented.

Lyra Ferby

SKU28052

Price: $19.95

Item No: 28052
Ages: 3 and up

With  Ferby Pencils you can draw effortlessly for a very long time. This colored pencil, with its thick core, has a highly pigmented, super thick, 6.25 mm diameter break-resistant lead. Being 12 cm in length, the Lyra Ferby is especially suited for smaller children or left-handers. Its triangular shape helps with practising the proper pencil hold, the tripod-grip.

Paint Brush Watercolor

SKU24294

 

Price: $19.95

Item No: 24294
Ages: 3 and up

The classic Waldorf school brush with a red painted handle and soft cows hair. With proper care these brushes will last for a long time. This brush is intended for a younger Waldorf student but can be used for children of all ages.

Watercolor Pencils

SKU50875

Price: $29.95

Item No: 50875
Ages: 5 and up

From energetic drawings to light watercolors, these artist’s colored pencils can be used both for coloring and watercolor paintings. Using a moist brush, you can create exciting watercolour effects, making these watercolor pencils ideal for sketching and illustrations, at school or while studying. When used for watercolor paintings, the color combinations are endless. The large triangular, rounded, wooden pencils have a painted colour coating and a 6.5 mm, strong, long-lasting lead. The 12 colors are graded according to Goethe’s colour circle. Each pack comes with a watercolor brush.

12 Color Pencil Assortment

SKU29431

Price: $29.95

Item No: 29431
Ages: 3 and up

With their rounded, triangular shape, these large colored pencils made from unpainted softwood fit easily and securely in the hand. The extra thick, unbreakable lead makes expansive drawing exceptional fun. The icing on the cake is the extra colourless pencil, the splender. It allows you to create fantastic shadowing and spatial effects by binding and compressing the colour particles, giving the colored surface a polished appearance.

18 Small Decorating Wax

SKU21370

Price: $19.95

Item No: 21370
Ages: 4 and up

The beeswax decorating sheets can be used for wonderful decorative candles or other objects like cans, picture frames and boxes can be made using the Stockmar Decorative Wax Sheets. They are just 1 mm thick and come in 18 beautiful, light-fast, color pigments.The sheets can be cut, kneaded and shaped and stick well on surfaces. Paraffin candles should be rubbed clean beforehand. A candle or chip wood box, decorated with wax sheets, is always a beautiful gift!

Modelling Beeswax

SKU40134

Price: $22.00

Item No: 40134
Ages: 3 and up

Experiencing art through all the senses – this is what children achieve with the  modelling beeswax. With its pleasant beeswax scent and perfectly clean handling, it is an ideal material for modelling. Scent, color and consistency work together when moulding. The warmth of the hands melts the wax and makes it malleable and when the wax hardens, the luminosity and fine brilliance remain. The little works of art maintain their beauty and charm and can be reshaped again and again. The high pedagogical and artistic quality makes The modelling beeswax is unique and unmatched.  It comes in 15 luminous colours based on Goethe’s “Theory of Colours”.

Watercolor Paint Assortment

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Price: $39.95

Item No: 52054
Ages: 5 and up

The watercolor paints make their mark with their excellent scumbling properties, natural transparency and lightfastness. The color range follows the extended version of Goethe’s “Theory of Colours”. Each tone has been adjusted so that it can be mixed well with the others. Harmonious intermediate gradations and boundary-less colour blending are also possible when using the wet-on-wet technique.  The watercolor paints have been tried and tested in art education, at school and kindergarten. These non-toxic paints are long-lasting and remain completely water soluble when dry.

16 Block Wax Crayons

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Price: $39.95

Item No: 20651
Ages: 3 and up

Wax Blocks made in Germany.  It is no surprise that they meet the highest educational, aesthetic and artistic demands. Elegant design with an attractive packaging and pleasant fragrance, the wax Crayons appeal to the child’s senses. How the colors shine and how versatile they are! Whether drawing, painting, generously applying, layering, scraping, and melting colours, Stockmar Wax Crayons promise years of pure drawing pleasure. Outstanding drawing properties (no crumbling, sticking, smudging etc) non-toxic and a sound concept for art education are what make the Wax Crayons top of the list.

The Wax Blocks, which are made from the same materials and available in identical colors to the crayons, have outstanding drawing properties and appeal to the senses. Their size and flat shape mean they sit well in the hand and are specially suited for small children. What is more, children can draw colourful areas easily, and arrive at interesting effects. For example by dragging the long edge of the block in a wave-like fashion across the paper.

16 Block Wax Crayons in Tin

SKU21363

Price: $24.95

Item No: 21363
Ages: 3 and up

Wax Blocks made in Germany.  It is no surprise that they meet the highest educational, aesthetic and artistic demands. Elegant design with an attractive packaging and pleasant fragrance, the wax Crayons appeal to the child’s senses. How the colors shine and how versatile they are! Whether drawing, painting, generously applying, layering, scraping, and melting colours, Stockmar Wax Crayons promise years of pure drawing pleasure. Outstanding drawing properties (no crumbling, sticking, smudging etc) non-toxic and a sound concept for art education are what make the Wax Crayons top of the list.

The Wax Blocks, which are made from the same materials and available in identical colors to the crayons, have outstanding drawing properties and appeal to the senses. Their size and flat shape mean they sit well in the hand and are specially suited for small children. What is more, children can draw colourful areas easily, and arrive at interesting effects. For example by dragging the long edge of the block in a wave-like fashion across the paper.

Wire and Bead Art Kit

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Price: $19.95

Item No: 52455
Ages: 7 and up

Twist colorful wire into large mobiles adorned with glass beads, make many small ornaments or even construct a unique sculpture. Includes a large variety of beautiful beads, marbles, thin and thick jewelry wire.

Paint With Wool Portrait Kit

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Price: $19.95

Item No: 52461
Ages: 8 and up

Needle felting is so cool! Very satisfying and easy to do, simply poke colorful roving wool into the base shape with a felting needle to paint pictures of anything you can imagine. No glue or sewing required. Create four 4-inch masterpieces!

TK2 Scope

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Price: $119.95

Item No: 52744
Ages: 8 and up

Embark on a guided journey through the microscopic world, revealing its hidden creatures and unseen structures with the new TK2 Scope. First, learn how to use the microscope and all of its parts. Next, become familiar with your scope by examining some prepared slides. Now, you are ready to take off on a guided investigation of plant and animal specimens that you gather and prepare yourself. This kit gives you the tools, knowledge, and skills you need to view virtually any specimen you can find. The microscope is a dual light 40-, 100-, and 400-power metal and plastic microscope. The two battery-powered LED light sources allow for both the viewing of large or opaque objects lit from above and the viewing of thinly sliced or translucent specimens lit from below. It has a 10-power ocular lens; 4-, 10-, and 40-power objective lenses; and an aperture wheel. The lenses are all professional-quality optical glass. The microscope is durable and powerful, permitting years of continued observations. The full-color 48 page manual guides you through set-up, usage and dozens of fascinating observations of biological speciments. Learn how to use the microscope and how to prepare slides. Over 20 tools and accessories included.

Hydropower

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Price: $34.95

Item no: 52742
Ages: 8 and up

Hydropower has been used for hundreds of years in watermills and is now commonly used to generate electricity in applications such as hydroelectric dams and tidal power plants. Explore the power of water by building models and conducting experiments with them. Learn about how different devices are used to extract useful energy from moving water — from a waterwheel in a small stream to a giant turbine in a tidal power station.Investigate the intriguing properties of water by performaing experiements involving surface tension, adhesion and cohesion. Learn about water pressure by building a water tower and a water fountain.Construct a hydroelectric power station to generate electricity and light an LED. Learn the source of the energy in ocean waves, tides and rivers and discover how electricity is generated from them.

Wind Power

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Price: $49.95

Item No: 52736
Ages: 8 and up

Build wind-powered generators to energize your electric vehicles and charge your rechargeable batteries! The wind spins the turbine, which turns an electric generator, which in turn charges your rechargeable AA batteries (not included). You can then use those wind-charged batteries to power the model vehicles you build. The six models include a glider, sail car, jet car, tractor, racecar, and tricycle.Explore this amazing free source of energy and store the electricit you generate for use in practical applications! Kit includes a 40 page booklet of step-by-step instructions for assembling 2 windmills and 6 model vehicles. The 133 building pieces are compatible with all Thamses and Kosmos Construction kits: Physics Series, Wind and Hydropower.

Chem C1000

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Price: $79.95

Item No: 42672
Ages: 10 and up

CHEM C1000 is the ideal starter chemistry set for ages 10 and up. Seventy-five experiments in a 40-page experiment manual explore everything from acids and bases to electro-chemical reactions in action-packed, hands-on experiments. Excellent quality equipment and chemicals provide the correct tools for serious learning and serious fun, in experiments that can be performed over and over again.

Chem C500

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Price: $34.95

Item No:52735
Ages: 8 and up

CHEM C500 takes you on an introductory tour through seven central areas in chemistry with more than 30 classic experiments. Learn about reactions btween solids, liquids, and gases. Discover the colorful effects of acids and bases. Perform astonishing “magic” tricks for your friends. This kit is ideal for children who are interested in chemistry but who are not yet ready for a more advanced set.It’s an excellent introduction to our other kits.

Rhythm Sticks

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Price: $6.95

Item No: 53052
Ages: 3 and up

Rhythm sticks teach children artistic perception of rhythm in music and assist in the development of motor skills and balance. Many teachers have used them with children in the study of mathematics. The birch has a wonderful deep tone that is very pleasant to the ears. They are 3/4″ in diameter which enable an easy grasp for small hands. The sticks are 10″ long.

Meadow Lyre

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Price: $179.99

Item No: 53051
Ages: 5 and up

The lyre has proved endearingly popular in many parts of the world. Throughout history the lyre has played a major role in the telling of tales, creation of games and expression of passion. It is also a meditative experience for adults used to unwind during special moments throughout the day. The true value of the lyre is its ability to harmonize the arts and sciences into an awareness of self. The lyre has been embraced by the Waldorf teaching community, curative educators, doctors, therapists and, of course, musicians.

Tuned in the pentatonic scale, the Meadow Lyre provides an ethereal tone with a delicate volume and a rich resonance. Used in grades 1-3 in Waldorf schools throughout the world, the lyre captivates children with unembellished tonality that promotes a calm and centered classroom. Beginners cradle the lyre in the left arm and strum it with the right hand. As the player progresses they learn to pluck individual strings with both hands as they accompany the music with recitation or singing. The graceful sculpted form encourages the player to position the lyre so that they may either sit comfortably or walk and play (which is why many Waldorf teachers enjoy the Meadow Lyre).

It is 21 inchers long x 7 inches wide x 1.75 inches thick. It is made with cherry wood, brass, and steel.

My Little Lyre

SKU53806

 

Price: $210.00

Item No: 53806
Ages: 5 and up

This instrument is meant to be a simple but powerful tool, with which, through games, playing together and listening, the child can learn music in its fullest meaning. The aim has been to create a lyre with a clear and light-filled sound, carried by the material’s own tone quality. To achieve this the strings are brought into balance with the static resistance of the shaped wood, which is needed so that the whole body of the lyre will be penetrated and resound with the tone’s movement. In this living process the ”voice” of the instrument has its origin. ‘My little lyre’ is made out of maple wood.

Stirring Xylophone

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Price: $22.00

Item No: 36793
Ages: 3 and up

Auris Stirring Xylophone is beautifully hand crafted and light enough to rest on one hand while stirring with the other.  Children love to stir and listen for the musical sound.  This is a hypnotic toy and musical instrument.

Glockenspiel: Diatonic

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Price: $95.00

Item No: 36790
Ages: 3 and up

Create lovely tunes with this Diatonic Glockenspiel.  It has 8 keys in solid brass covering one octave, and produces a beautiful celestial sound.  It is in Sweden from maple, with 2 mallets (wood and resin).

Glockenspiel: Pentatonic

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Price: $95.00

Item No: 44575
Ages: 3 and up

The Pentatonic Glockenspiel  tuning is a basic musical phenomena that allows every child to be a musician from the first note struck.. This scale enables the mixing of tones in any thinkable combination – yet it always plays heavenly, harmonic melodies.

Pentatonic music is one of the most powerful tools to guide a child into the world of music. In order to obtain an even warmer and more sonorous scale, this instrument was tuned into a pure fifth-interval system. It is adjusted to the pitch 432 Hz, used by ear physicians (and also recommended by Rudolf Steiner, the founder of the Waldorf schools) to harmonized with the biological function of the ear, allowing child to relax and build up inner energy. They can’t strike a wrong note.

The AURIS-Glockenspiel tone bars are made by a special brass alloy that creates the amazing, golden sound. The bars are protected with a thin wax layer that allows you to polish them as they gets darker. We wish you lots of joy and good music with your Glockenspiel.

Glockenspiel: Pentatonic

SKU44576

Price: $69.95

Item No: 44576
Ages: 3 and up

The Pentatonic Glockenspiel  tuning is a basic musical phenomena that allows every child to be a successful musician from the first note struck. This scale enables the mixing of tones in any thinkable combination – it always plays heavenly, harmonic melodies.

Pentatonic music is a powerful tools to guide a child into the world of music. In order to obtain an even warmer and more sonorous scale, this instrument was tuned into a pure fifth-interval system. It is adjusted to the pitch 432 Hz, used by ear physicians (and also recommended by Rudolf Steiner, the founder of the Waldorf schools) to harmonize with the biological function of the ear, allowing child to relax and build up inner energy.  Your child  can’t strike a wrong note.

The AURIS-Glockenspiel tone bars are made by a special brass alloy that creates the amazing, golden sound. The bars are protected with a thin wax layer that allows you to polish them as they gets darker. We wish you lots of joy and good music with your Glockenspiel. We offer this easier-to-craft and so less expensive block glockenspiel, as an alternative to the more expensive curved model. They sound the same.

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Grow Your Own Grass, Indoors for Easter Basket or Nature Table

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Add some delightful anticipation to the end of a long Winter by growing your own Easter grass. Try this simple,  fun learning experience. You won’t buy artificial grass again. Depending on the conditions, you can have adequate grass in about two weeks. Grow grass any time during the winter in any container you like. It brightens any room. You can even grow grass around bulbs you are forcing.

Supplies:

  • Cellophane, flexible plastic or a plastic plant tray that fits the bottom of the basket
  • Rye or Wheat Berries
  • Vermiculite, Clean potting soil or fine mulch
  • Basket
  • Clean Spray Bottle filled with water

Directions:

  1. Soak the seeds overnight. Rinse with clean water in the morning.
  2. Place one solid piece of waterproof material on the bottom of the basket. Make sure it  is large enough to come up the sides a bit, but not show after the grass is grown. If you want to use colored cellophane you can have it stick out over the top edge by about one inch. It adds a nice touch. Don’t piece the plastic together or you might have leakage.
  3. Fill the bottom of the basket with the vermiculite or soil.
  4. Cover the growing medium with the seeds you have pre-soaked
  5. Sprinkle a ¼ inch layer of vermiculite or soil over the seeds
  6. Mist the seeds several times a day. If you are gone during the day, you can place a paper towel over the seeds and spray it in the morning and check it in the evening. Sprinkle again if needed
  7. When the seeds are sprouting, place them in a sunny window
  8. If the grass grows too long before Easter, you can trim it with kitchen shears

Tips: 

  1. If you haven’t already bought a basket, buy the basket and plastic plant tray liner together. There will be no need to cut the plastic to fit.
  2. For a shorter germination period (in other words you procrastinated) try this method that is used for growing edible sprouts. Soak the seeds in cold water for 1-4 hours. Drain and rinse with cold water. Spread the damp seeds in a container with no water for 1-4 hours. Repeat the rinsing, draining and sitting for four hours until you see tiny sprouts coming from the seeds. Then follow the directions.
  3. Watch for overwatering. Mold can form if you do. Once the grass is growing, it needs less water. Simply spray the grass, not the seeds

Experiment

This is really a little science experiment. If you have more than one child, use different seeds, growing mediums and soaking methods. See which one sprouts faster. What kind of grass do you prefer: rye, wheat or Kentucky Blue? I have never tried growing barley grass. One year I placed three layers of wet paper towels on top of the plastic, with no soil over or under the seeds. It worked also.

I hope I didn’t make this seem too complicated. It truly could not be simpler: soak seeds, spread and spritz. Voila! Grass. 

Can’t wait ‘til Spring!!

Send us your photos, feedback or fun departures.

Mary

Wooden Tree House

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Price: $149.00

Item: 52643
Ages: 3 and up

Three levels  provide ample room for gnomes and fairies. A rope ladder, bamboo basket on a pulley, top level lookout, stairs, and of course, an Original Tree Swing, provide for hours of imaginative play. (Gnome figures not included.) Ships flat and assembles like a puzzle using lap and locking joints for a sturdy play surface in just minutes. 22” tall by 14” wide. Appropriate for ages 3 and up.

Knights and Dragon Playset

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Price: $21.00

Item: 52644
Ages: 3 and up

Our Knights and Dragon Play set is a great addition to any Castle Blocks Set or are fun all by themselves. Perfect for defending or attacking the castle depending on your mood. Each set includes 2 knights, 2 horses, and 1 dragon. Knights 2” tall, Horses 2” tall, Dragon 3” tall. Made in the USA from Ash and Walnut . For Ages 3 and up.

 

16 Stick Wax Crayons in Tin

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Price: $24.00

Item: 21357
Ages: 4 and up

These 16 wax stick crayons have attractive packaging and a pleasant fragrance that appeals to the child’s senses. How the colors shine and how versatile they are! Whether drawing, painting, generously applying, layering, scraping, and melting colors, Stockmar Wax Crayons promise years of pure drawing pleasure.  Made in Germany. For ages 4 and up.

8 Stick Wax Crayons in Tin

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Price: $14.00

Item: 53322
Ages: 4 and up

These 8 stick crayons have attractive packaging and a pleasant fragrance that appeals to the child’s senses. How the colors shine and how versatile they are! Whether drawing, painting, generously applying, layering, scraping, and melting colors, Stockmar Wax Crayons promise years of pure drawing pleasure.  Carmine red ¦ vermilion ¦ orange ¦ golden yellow ¦ lemon yellow ¦ green ¦ ultramarine ¦  purple. Made in Germany. For ages 4 and up.

8 Block Wax Crayons in Tin

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Price: $14.00

Item: 53321
Ages: 3 and up

The Wax Block crayons are made from the same materials and in identical colors as the Waldorf Stick crayons, but offer more possibilities for the youngest artist. The child can color by using the corners of the block or use any of the flat surfaces for shading. No lessons necessary, your little one can teach you!  Carmine red ¦ vermilion ¦ orange ¦ golden yellow ¦  lemon yellow ¦ green ¦ ultramarine ¦ purple. Made in Germany. For ages 3 and up.

Orchard Game

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Price: $40.00

Item: 49977
Ages:  3-6

Ripe, crunchy cherries, juicy apples, sweet pears and luscious plums are hanging on the trees. The children know the fruit is ripe and must be harvested quickly before the bold raven can snatch them all. The game teaches precise motor skills, colors and shapes. A cooperative game for 2 – 8 players and a Ginger and Pickles favorite. Made in Germany. For Ages 3-6

Sleepy Princess Game

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Price: $36.00

Item: 40411
Ages: 3-12

Is the princess really a princess? The players pile up cushions, blankets and mattresses for the “bed test”.  At the bottom of it all, of course, lies a pea! A wobbly balancing game with two variations, for 2 – 4 children. Made in Germany. For Ages 3-12.

Winner of Oppenheim Award, Gold Seal, Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice and Family Fun Magazine Finalist.

Spring Lyre

SKU53050

Price: $139.99

Item: 53050
Ages: 5 and up

The Spring Lyre, made from one solid piece of cherry, is the perfect introductory instrument for calming babies, fascinating young children, and educating older children with counting games or memory exercises. The Spring Lyre is tuned to the pentatonic scale, which enables little fingers to play the strings in any order and create a harmonious tune. Comes complete with an extra set of strings, turning wrench, felt pouch and a care booklet. 13″ X 8″ X 1.75″ . Made in the USA. For ages 3 and up.

Long Sleeved Neige Petticoat

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Price: $34.00

Item: 53424
Ages: sized

A wonderful layering piece and a lightweight, beautiful separate – the Neige petticoat dress is picture-perfect. Beautifully crafted with cotton crochet trim, shirring at shoulders and yoke, and a full ruffle at hemline. Mother of pearl buttons down the front and elastic smocking at cuffs add feminine charm. She’ll wear this timeless favorite again and again! Machine wash cold for years of wear.

New Born Hat and Slipper Set

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Price: $52.00

Item: 53345
Ages: Newborn

Padraig of Canada hand crafts these charming slippers and hand dyes in small lots, insuring each set is one of a kind. The slippers are made with a hand cut sheepskin sole, a crocheted upper and a super soft sheepskin insole. The hat is made from the finest Merino wool and is unbelievably soft. Gift packaged in a custom Padraig box. The ideal newborn gift.

 

The Dragon, the Blade and the Thread

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Price: $16.00

Item: 53323
Ages: 9 and up

The conclusion of the Star Trilogy, The Dragon, the Blade and the Thread finds Prince Corin and his cousin Elinor in a marketplace with a magician the queen suspects is a master of the black arts and the cause of their Luck Dragon’s baffling illness. With their lives and the destiny of the kingdom at stake, Corin must choose to trust this old man or heed the warnings of his parents. Softcover. For ages 9 and up.

The Dragon of Two Hearts

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Price: $14.99

Item: 53420
Ages: 9 and up

In book two of the Star Trilogy, Scorch, the wild dragon, holds the kingdom hostage to his bloody demands. The Knight Michael realizes he has been training for this moment. He rides to their aid, only to find himself imprisoned in the dungeons of the very king he wanted to help. Why is the King in no hurry to free the land from the dragon’s curse? What of the actions of Princess Aina? Whom CAN he trust? The only way out of prison is to step forward as the next to face Scorch. Softcover. For ages 9 and up.

The Dragon Boy

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Price: $16.00

Item: 48832
Ages: 9 and up

Meet the Dragon Boy, orphaned twice by the time he was nine, he lived on the streets and doesn’t even know his own name. The object of his affections is Star, an immense, emerald-green dragon that turns out to be a Luck Dragon. He is admitted as a barn boy into the elite Dragon Compound. Read on for the many adventures of the Dragon Boy. Softcover. For ages 9 and up.

Christopher’s Harvest Time

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Price: $17.95

Item: 5041
Ages: 3 and up

Like all of the Elsa Beskow books, this is a store favorite. Christopher meets the spirit of September in the garden, and is introduced to all the harvest folk, the Gooseberry girls and boys, old man Black-Currant, the misses Plum and the proud Strawberries. Elsa Beskow has been the most popular children’s illustrator in Sweden for over 100 years, and her books have been translated into 19 languages. Hardcover. For ages 3 and up.

Ox Cart Man

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Price: $16.99

Item: 28525
Ages: 3 and up

The 1980 Caldecott Award winning Ox Cart Man by Donald Hall has been a family and store favorite since we first discovered it. Yes, children learn about the yearly cycle, and they learn about the “olden days,” but this offers so much more. My children could settle in and get that dreamy look whenever we sat down with this childhood classic. Each of the three had their own special reasons for loving Ox Cart Man. When I wrote a review of seasonal books for Ed Play Magazine, I sent it to my daughter for her input. She added to the end “and he kissed his Ox on the nose” (when he sold it at market.) No trauma, just the way it was. It couldn’t be a more lovely presentation and illustration of survival. For ages 3 and up (although younger siblings can often follow along and enjoy).

AND you can always take it out again when your 5-7 year old is learning to read. I highly recommend picture books that lend themselves to being early readers. It takes away the stress when a child  already knows the story so well. Softcover.

Seashells Accordion File

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Price: $16.00

Item: 51949
Ages: Mom

Getting organized never looked so good. These folders are 9 1/2″x 11 3/4″ which is great for filing letters, documents, recipes, scrapbook treasures and more. Decorated with a collage of squares of various patterned papers in shades of ivory, sand, sea mist, and aqua topped with botanical paintings of various shells, a sea horse, coral, and a sand dollar. Inside of folder has a stencil-like graphic floral pattern in tone-on-tone sea mist green.

Nurturing Balm

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Price: $11.00

Item: 52329
Ages: All

Relieves and protects damaged skin. Fortified with zinc, tea tree and calendula. Soothes and cools diaper rash and irritated skin.

The Tale of Ginger and Pickles

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Price: $6.99

Item: 32350
Ages: 3 and up

Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a retail enterprise teaches an important life lesson while entertaining us with charming illustrations of the store’s owners (Ginger the tomcat and Pickles the terrier) and its many customers. Hardcover.

(This book inspired the name of our business, and is a dear reminder of our origins. Hoever, we don’t give credit and have only rarely been tempted to eat our customers!)

 

Knight and Dragon Mobile

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Price: $49.95

Item: 43874

A treasure of a gift! This mobile of a dragon, knight, and princess is hand-painted in watercolor. Goes well with a silk canopy. All ages will enjoy, but it is not a toy.

Mops Doll, Organic

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Price: $59.95

Item No: 52487
Ages: Newborn and up

This first doll for baby has a sweet hand-painted face, no hair to muss, nor clothes to remove. Made of 100% organic cotton knit with wool filling that warms to a child’s touch. Handmade in Germany. For all ages, but makes an especially nice newborn or first birthday gift.

Fairy Puppet Theater

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Price: $74.00

Item No: 47989
Ages: 3 and up

This beautifully crafted fairy puppet theater and finger puppet set includes five magical handmade finger puppets that are sure to steal the show! Each puppet is unique and handcrafted with enchanting detail:  wooden hand-painted faces, wool hair, and charming fairy outfits, woodentheater base and curtain rod, puppet sticks for more versatile performances, 100% cotton canvas floral toile, and sheer voile theater curtains. A wonderful invitation for imaginative play, and a delightful gift idea!


Books

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Books: Our selection of tried and true authors and illustrators have served our customers for 18 years.

Baby and Mama

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Baby and Mama: Swaddling, tummy tubs, organic clothing, skincare, and other essentials for baby and mama.

Imaginative Play

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Imaginative Play: Dress ups, play scenes, child-sized tools. The play of today is the creative genius of tomorrow.

Clothing

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Clothing: April Cornell, Umi, Zutano, Padraig, and more – time tested, all natural, always playful, often classic.

Toys

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ToysPlay is the work of childhood. Our playthings reflect the seriousness of this earnest endeavor.

Activities

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Activities: Music, games, science kits, art and craft – the finest natural materials for your busy little ones.

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About Our Store

Ginger and Pickles was founded in 1993 to bring the finest natural playthings to the children of Boulder, Colorado. Our small downtown shop is now a full general store for children in the old-fashioned tradition. We are proud to carry products that inspire curiosity, imagination, playful adventures and a love of learning: beautiful toys, traditional handcrafts, children’s books, games and music, dress-ups for imaginative play, natural-fiber clothing, special gifts for baby and much more. All our products are made in the United States or Europe.

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