Toys (Page 2)

There is a pure joy in running free and dancing, especially with a rainbow of ribbons streaming behind you! Make one or two for all the wee hands in your life. Whether children are dancing to their favorite songs or simply to the music of nature, Fairy Ribbon Rings will make the experience magical!   To make your own you will need: Materials: (1) 3″ wooden ring  (6) ribbons 1/4″ wide x 48″ long   fine grade sandpaperRead More →

    These colorful eggs and cups are wonderful and safe for the smallest hands. Wee ones will enjoy placing the eggs in the cups encouraging agility, dexterity and small muscle development. As babies turn into toddlers they will begin matching the colors. The eggs and cups can then be used for color recognition, counting and sorting. A wonderful early toy and beautiful addition to anyRead More →

Memory games of all types have long been a favorite of children. This version has children matching acorns of the same color. Besides enhancing memory skills, color recognition, counting and sorting abilities, it also encourages agility and dexterity in wee hands. And, because they are beautiful, they add to the warmth and charm to any room! To make your own you will need:Read More →

Who can turn flowers into fairies, a dog into a dragon, and a pesky sibling into a troll? Children, of course! With just a flick of their wrist and the help of a magic wand, ANYTHING is possible and probable 🙂 And, if the wand is a beautiful flower, allRead More →

In the summertime I could spend hours playing Jacks. And when I talk Jacks, I must talk Grandma Pearl. My Grandma Pearl taught me many things, including how to knit, BUT as a child, I was most impressed with her Jack playing expertise. This old lady was a Jack playing wizard! When she pulledRead More →

It’s Friday… in household across America, it means PIZZA! So what better day of the week to introduce our play Felt Pizza? And not just ANY pizza. We have enough toppings here to satisfy the most discerning palate, or the pickiest eater! And with 6 different toppings… pepperoni, mushrooms, greenRead More →

Few things can make a gnome get a rumbly in his tumbly faster than the smell of fresh mushrooms sauteing in a frying pan. Axle thinks Britta should add mushrooms to just about everything she makes. Because Britta shares his love for mushrooms, she’s willing to cook them as long as heRead More →

The gnome’s lives are rich with stories and folklore, and there has never been a story teller in The Thicket that could weave a tale as well as Axel. As a master storyteller, over the years the job has fallen on him to share the history of The Thicket, but it is sometimes hardRead More →

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PIXIE! Today is Pixie’s birthday and I just finished her Rainbow Doll… with 3 hours to spare! Actually, I didn’t get a chance to make the bag to hold her beanbags, but I’ll get it finished up for her tomorrow. Here is a sneak peek at all theRead More →

As I mentioned in previous posts, Pixie’s birthday is coming up… actually, this Friday. I wanted her gifts to have a rainbow theme. First, I made her a Rainbow Coiled Rag Bowl which I love. Next, I wanted to make her some beanbags. And NOT just any beanbags. I wantedRead More →

SPREAD THE WORD… PLEASE SHARE THIS POST WITH YOUR FRIENDS. At Wee Folk Art we strive to create designs that are natural, beautiful and safe for children to play with. But if we had to pick one of those attributes, hands down, it would be safety first! Have you everRead More →

Now that spring has sprung, our pond has come alive! Reeds and lily pads, ducks and water lilies… not to mention our newest addition… frogs! In my humble opinion, every household needs its fair share of frogs. Literature would back me up on this. Think of how many fairy tales, poems andRead More →

Three selfish frogs learn a valuable lesson about sharing from a toad and a very scary thunderstorm in Leo Lionni’s It’s Mine. I created the pattern for the Water Lily and the Lily Pads to extend the story but you can certainly use these for decorating or adding to aRead More →

Recently I started replacing my old, dearly loved, but showing their age play silks with new ones. (I’m mulling some ideas around on how to repurpose them!) I wanted a way of storing the silks that was accessible to the wee ones but added to my home’s decor. (I am working on aRead More →

It began as a desire to have a few props for some of Leo Lionni’s books. I especially wanted to focus on It’s Mine. I began by drawing a frog and toad to be cut from wood, which I shall be sharing as soon as I cut out my toad. IRead More →

For anyone that blogs, especially those of us that blog almost daily, you can understand how we have a tendency to rate things in terms of “blog worthiness”. Get a new sweater for your birthday… not blog worthy. By a wool sweater at Goodwill, felt it, and turn it into a doll crib…Read More →

EDIT: I thought I was going to dodge the creepy crude that’s been working its way through Michelle’s house the past two weeks, But, alas, I finally caught the bug! I was working on a project but for the past 24 hours sleep seemed like a better idea. So, I thought I’d share our felt eggs… again. This is a great early learning project. Fast and easy, and they are lovely withoutRead More →

Our Christmas gnomes, Holly and Noel, are in the Evergreen Forest dicussing the possibility of snow! Directions for a large tree (6″), medium tree (4″) and bush (2″) can be found below. Materials: 1/4″ dowel rod: (6″ tall, 4″ medium, and 2″ bush.) base: approximately 1 1/2″ sliced branch, 3/4″ tall NOTE:Read More →