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Why we reach for Stockmar crayons

Posted by Lisa Di Lorenzo on

    photo credit: Stockmar.de   In Stockmar's Words: Why Stockmar Wax Crayons contain 10% beeswax – no more and no less. Stockmar wax crayons contain 10% natural beeswax, which provides the right degree of transparency and gives off a pleasant beeswax scent.  In addition, the essential oils in beeswax have a preserving effect, enabling us to completely abstain from using preservatives in our wax crayons.  A proportion of beeswax in wax crayons that is appreciably higher than 10% would have a negative impact on colouring quality.  Too little colour would be produced and the actual colour of the beeswax...

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Grimm's Marble Runs 101

Posted by Lisa Di Lorenzo on

Guest post by BuildingWithRainbows I don’t always have the emotional energy left at the end of the day for small world play, but building a marble run is always relaxing for me (and the kids (ages 4/7) normally want to take over before I get very far).  I’ll usually stick around as the support crew, keeping things lined up and stably stacked, but for the most part, once the first few ramps are in place, they’re off and running with it.  I started this one simply enough…and was very heavily embellished by the time the kids were done—but it still worked! ...

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We sell the things.

Posted by Lisa Di Lorenzo on

[photo credit: Monica Storey Photography] We sell the things. We sell the pretty things. We sell the things that we think contribute to a more harmonious household and family life. We sell the things that we believe are sustainable in more than one sense of the word, including in an all-important sense of ecological sustainability.   Things that will decompose one day without detrimental effects to the soil, water, or air, or life they support, including our own species.   Things that have had some thought put into justifying their existence, and the energy that's gone into making them. We sell the things...

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Wet-on-Wet Painting

Posted by Lisa Di Lorenzo on

Tryptich Wet-on-Wet Painting from Tanja Markies on Vimeo.

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Walnut Shell Candles

Posted by Annique @nourishthechild on

PurposeA wonderful addition to a Waldorf celebration, these lovely candles will float in a bowl of water. Note that they do not last very long. Be careful around little hands with the hot wax. And never leave candles unattended. Materials NeededBeeswax PelletsCotton WickWalnut Shells (halved and shelled)ScissorsPot filled with waterGlass Jar or Metal Tin/container (for [...]

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