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At Myriad Natural Toys & Crafts we specialise in quality natural play products, toys, art and craft materials,
made with reverence for the child and the environment.

crafting with wool

crafting with wool

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To help show you the many different and magical ways that wool can be used as a craft material we have been busy putting together some ideas below to inspire! Wool is all natural, renewable, ecological and biodegradable. We stock lots of toys made from wool, and craft materials too such as knitting, felting, weaving,

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Rudolf Steiner 100

What is Waldorf Education?

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“Receive the children in reverence, Educate them in love, And send them forth in freedom.” – Rudolf Steiner This year we are celebrating the centenary of Waldorf Education, 100 years since Rudolf Steiner founded the first Waldorf school in Stuttgart in 1919.  Now there are over 1,100 Waldorf schools, and almost 2000 Waldorf Kindergartens in

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ambrosius bud babies

spring & easter celebrations

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“Blessings on the blossoms, Blessings on the fruit, Blessings on each leaf and stem, Blessings on the roots.” Waldorf Mealtime Blessing, ‘The Meadowsweet Year’, Caroline Acworth spring & easter celebration ring We love the Grimm’s birthday ring as it can be used in so many ways for lots of different occasions. Add decorations, candles, or

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waldorf lent garden

Lent activity ideas & imaginative spring cleaning!

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lent and spring awakening! “Spring is in the air, my friends, And all is waking up. I think it’s time to wear a smile, Hold hands and share a cup.” March Meal Verse from ‘The Meadowsweet Year’, Caroline Acworth & Lucy Wallens lent garden activity Whilst eating our pancakes we made a Lent Garden for

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St. Valentine's hearts

st. valentine’s day – 14th February

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“Kind hearts are the garden, Kind thoughts are the roots. Kind words are the blossoms, Kind deeds are the fruits.” A sweet Valentine’s craft for this week – we made these wax Kindness Hearts to hang in the window!  They are made from grating beeswax crayons onto wax paper and then melting them to create

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candlemas candles and snowdrops

celebrating candlemas – 2nd february

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After the darkest time of the year there is now a promise of spring and return of the light at Candlemas as the days begin to get longer, it is the midpoint between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.  Singing Candlemas songs whilst lighting candles in the earth can be a special way to mark this

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a myriad advent – grimm’s advent spiral ideas & themes

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celebrating a light-filled advent with the grimm’s advent spiral “In the deep and dark wood’s heart Where moans the North Wind cold, You will find a sun-filled cave When you walk a spiral road. Shimmering stars will sing above To the crystals that glitter below, While you draw your light from a flame so bright Bringing warmth

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gentle halloween

gentle halloween celebrations – 31st october 2018

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This time of transition from autumn to winter has many ancient traditions and festivals, the most well known at the end of October and beginning of November being Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls’ Day each with their own traditions and fun, but with similarities too; a time when the veil between this world

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