Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Dry Wool Waldorf Paintings: Layers of Life and Warmth
This was our first dry wool picture we made-two years ago. It was a two week project and really-I did most of it and the kids watched and helped with the wool. At first they were not interested but then as the magical picture began to unfold-they became more and more excited....waking up everyday wanting to finish it. These are not pictures that can be hurried through. Layering the wool took me about an hour a day for a week. Then there was the process of sealing it with steam and heat. However, it is beautiful and wonderful and hangs in our lower level in their homeschooling project area. We got this project idea and instructions from the Magic Wool book- which every page is filled with inspiration and warmth. I encourage to start a dry wool picture with your children. This blue flannel board I bought from waldorfsupplies.com and my children still use it to hang their wool on and play.
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