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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Waldorf Paper Window Star Tutorial & Giveaway


 
 

Outside our window are muted hues where in another season would be vibrant colors.  Last night I decided that I was simply tired of grey winter days. Out came a rainbow of kite paper and Tomas Berger's book Window Stars.  After an evening of folding and gluing, and folding and gluing, we have COLOR!
 

 
 
 Paper stars are fun to make, and like our number wheel, they make beautiful geometric designs.  If you look close near the blue and green stars, you can see that I hung crystals among the stars.  On bright sunny days the rainbows of light shining through the stars and crystals will dance around the room.

 


Want to make your own? Here is a simple window star tutorial:
(Click on the picture to zoom in.)
 
 

 
You can use tissue paper, but in my experience, kite paper is best.  Don't have kite paper?  Well,  I am please to say, Sonya, from A Toy Garden is offering one lucky reader a block of 100-count kite paper.  Yes, that's right. It is our very first giveaway! (With more to come in the next several weeks.)




For the last 12 years at www.aToyGarden.com, Sonya has offered an extensive selection of mostly hand-made toys made by her, crafters in Northern California, around the United States, and around the world. Whenever possible, she purchase directly from the artisans. In general, these toys are made from wood, cotton, wool, silk, and other natural and high-quality materials and are open-ended, leaving lots of room for the child to develop and use his/her own imagination and imitation skills. A few items are just plain fun and she couldn't resist offering them to you. Sonya offers quick shipping, Free Gift Wrap, and fabulous customer service! A Toy Garden is filled with wood toys, dolls, puzzles, quality books, art supplies, woolen undergarments, and so much more!

A Toy garden
 
You have 5 ways to enter.  You may choose only one or take advantage of all 5.
 
1. Follow How the Sun Rose via GFC (see the sidebar), Twitter, or Facebook and tell me that you did so in the comment section of this post.  Be sure to include your user name.
 

2. Follow A Toy Garden's facebook  page and note it in the comment section.
 

3.  Link up to our latest Creative Learning Link Party with a submission from your blog and note it in the comments -or- if you do not have a blog, leave a link in the comment section of a favorite craft from your pinterest boards.  
 

4. Sign up for A Toy Garden's email list and note it in the comment section.

 
5. Tell others about this giveaway via your blog, facebook, or twitter account and note it in the comment section.
 
On Saturday, February 23rd, my youngest son will choose a random number to win the set of kite paper.  I have more giveaways on the way. The next is from Oak Meadow. Be sure to  come back and see what treasures await.





Giveaways for Kids Monday at B-Inspired Mama
Family-Friendly Giveaway Linky

45 comments:

  1. I like you on Facebook

    --Jessica's Casserole

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  2. These are so pretty! I just took down our Christmas snowflakes today, so perhaps I need something new. I followed you on Twitter. :)

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  3. I follow you on GFC and on Facebook! :)

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  4. I also follow A Toy Garden on FB! :) Love them!!

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  5. I shared this giveaway on my FB wall! Crossing my fingers!:)

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  6. I liked you on facebook (Kim W)! What a wonderful blog! Following Toy Garden and the Link up as well.

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  7. I have also pined this post... I think we will try some of these! http://pinterest.com/pin/11470174023088025/?fb_action_ids=10200691935239734&fb_action_types=pinterestapp%3Apin&fb_source=timeline_og&action_object_map=%7B%2210200691935239734%22%3A109957322521985%7D&action_type_map=%7B%2210200691935239734%22%3A%22pinterestapp%3Apin%22%7D&action_ref_map=[]

    THANK YOU!

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  8. Hi! My friend at Garden Tenders clued me into your give away. And I am now gladly following your blog through GFC (had to see what that meant) and Facebook. Happy writing and learning!

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  9. I follow on gfc. Thanks for the chance.


    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. Hello, Love your stars! I'm happily following now on gfc. Thanks for chance to win the lovely paper! Lori

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  11. I linked a post to the Creative Learning link party.

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  12. I am following this blog on twitter, Liked it on FB, shared it on FB, and Pinned it. I also Liked A Toy Garden on FB as well as signed up for their mailing list!!! WOOOOO on your fisrt contest!!! XD

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    1. Mental note to self - count this as 5 entries -

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    2. oh yesh, thank you very much! :-D

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  13. I have shared your giveaway in my monthly Giveaway Link-Up: http://thechattymom.blogspot.com/2013/01/giveaway-link-up-beginning-or-ending-in_31.html

    My girls will love doing this project, whether or not we win. Thank you for sharing it!

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  14. Beautiful! I shared on my Seasons of Joy Facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seasons-of-Joy/345871360301?sk=messages_inbox&action=read&tid=id.483832238342957

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  15. Liked you on Facebook (Annette Fr.)

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  16. Following A Toy Garden on Facebook. (Annette Fr.)

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  17. Signed up for A Toy Garden's email list. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. First, I signed up to follow your blog. It's great. I'm so glad I found it. I have been browsing and will enjoy browsing some more. You make it sound so easy.
    Cathy

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  19. I am already signed up with Toy Garden's email list. Love that store - have shared a lot of my money with them.
    Cathy

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  20. And even though I don't have much Facebook time I did LIKE A Toy Garden on Facebook. Whoo Hoo!
    Cathy

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  21. I used to have a blog but it's been 2 years since I've posted anything there so I will just leave 2 of my pinterest craft links. Beautiful tissue paper lanterns. http://pinterest.com/pin/40602834111587764/ and http://www.craftyendeavor.com/2012/03/08/easter-egg-garland/

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  22. My daughter received one of these in the mail from another family as a gift and brought home others from her German pre-school. I've been wondering how they were made because they are all hanging in our window and looks so beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing on Hobbies and Handicrafts.

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  23. I keep saying we're going to make these beautiful stars. We will. I'm also going to enter (maybe even 5 times (:
    But I just wanted to hop over and tell you, my fellow CM/Waldorfy mama, that Amazon right now has a .99 special for kindle of the entire 6 book series of Charlotte Mason's original works. (Usually 59.00). If you don't have a kindle ,you can get a free kindle app for your computer or smartphone.
    http://www.amazon.com/Charlotte-Masons-Original-Homeschooling-ebook/dp/B00A6XO23M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361476345&sr=8-1&keywords=charlotte+mason+kindle
    Just thought I'd share. Looking forward to more awesomeness on your blog (:
    Mama

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    1. Thanks for the heads up Mama. I just downloaded it. What an amazing deal!

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  24. I'm featuring these in the morning. Thanks so much!
    http://highhillhomeschool.blogspot.com/search/label/Hobbies

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  25. What an awesome giveaway! I'm following via GFC! (Kristi Kerr)

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  26. I follow A Toy Garden on Facebook. (Kristi Kerr and The Potter's Hand Academy)

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  27. I signed up for A Toy Garden's email list.

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  28. And I spread the word on Facebook!

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  29. I'm following you by GFC name Terri and am also a new email subscriber.
    terri.moore30 at yahoo dot com

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  30. I signed up for a toy garden's email list.
    terri.moore30 at yahoo dot com

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  32. I follow you on GFC and on Facebook.

    I love your stars. I have tried to make a few, but not nearly as well as yours. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  33. following you via GFC
    kimsalerno

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  34. i follow a toy garden on FB
    kimberly salerno

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  35. i'm on a toy garden's email list :-)

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  36. Your window stars are so beautiful. I would love to give making some a go :-)

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  37. We've ordered many times from A Toy Garden, and before Christmas, we bought kite paper from Sonya! Such a lovely store, and local to us. Thank you!

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  39. I liked both pages on facebook- Erin Crump

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  40. Liked you on Facebook. I love these stars, so pretty!

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