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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.

eater branch and celebration ring

easter sunday – 1st april 2018

Art & Crafts
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After all the fun of the snow, Easter feels perfect timing to finally rejoice in all the long-awaited wonders of spring this year!  We have lots of ideas for easter gifts, decorations and natural crafts as well as special offers to help celebrate (without a chocolate egg in sight)! Happy easter from all at myriad!

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myriad advent string

magical advent ideas!

Celebrations
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the magic of advent With the nights drawing in and the air getting colder, the time of Advent is so magical, full of festive promise and can bring warmth and light to winter days… “In the deep and dark wood’s heart Where moans the North Wind cold, You will find a sun-filled cave When you

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michaelmas dragons display

michaelmas – 29 september

Art & Crafts
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A time for new beginnings, a new school year, a new season and a time to be brave and face up to our dragons!  Michaelmas celebrates the autumnal equinox as a festival of strong will, a time to face new tasks and use inner strength, courage and initiative.  St. Michael bravely subdues the dragon conquering

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michaelmas dagger and cape

michaelmas crafts- 29 september 2016

Art & Crafts
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“I give to you a Cape of Light, To give you courage, strength and might..” craft idea for michaelmas We painted a wooden dagger with images of fire breathing dragons, prepare for “battle” with our golden silk playcloth as a “Cape of Light”! “He is a heavenly warrior, St Michael!” michaelmas season table Celebrate the

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Playing with Water – Waterwheel Kit

Water Play
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Water + Children + Fun Water always fascinates children and draws their attention. There are endless play opportunities with water, and these can be enhanced by simple toys. Our Waterwheel Kit is packed in a handy carry along tube – pop it in your rucksack on a day out and about – its easy to

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Nimble Fingers Make Nimble Minds

Handwork
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Working with our hands is essential for learning and development. For younger children, simple handwork such as finger knitting, wet felting and simple sewing helps them develop fine motor skills, develop a feel for colour and form, gives them satisfaction knowing they can make beautiful things, and improves their brain development. Three year olds can

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Wet on Wet Painting with Stockmar watercolours

Painting
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This way of painting is very rewarding and enjoyable and an integral part of Steiner Waldorf kindergartens and schools. It is quite simple to achieve at home with a little preparation and planning. With young children who have never experienced painting like this before, it is wonderful to start with just one colour, say yellow.

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