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Nature Felting

On October 15, 2011 By

Early Autumn is a great time for children and wet felting. It is still warm and delightful outside in most places.

Take a big tub of warm soapy water (I use ivory soap with kids) outside under the shade of a big tree.  Have a collection of little mini bake pans – hearts, stars, circles, [...]

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By Suzanne Down

I remember when summers were lazy days to ride bikes freely over the land, float boats in creeks with my brothers and swim like fishes in the cold water of the Atlantic.  My own children grew up in wilderness British Columbia on the large Kootenay Lake famous for its pristine glacier fed [...]

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Simple felt puppets made of wool roving or wool felt and a silk cloth are the basis for an easy and lovely puppet story. This month Suzanne Down brings us verses and pictures of a delicate felt butterfly to fly and a turtle that creeps along, then swims so free.

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Puppetry Column with Suzanne Down A Story Poem for Spring

 

Each month through the year, Suzanne will share with us an idea for puppet story.

I believe in story and puppetry for children that opens the heart and soul, and brings, through the listening and looking, a picture of the possibilities of goodness [...]

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