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Chinese Lantern Plant Children

131020 Lantern Children sharing a lantern

My fall greetings to you!

May your light shine for all.

131020 Lantern Children sharing a lantern

August 2011

Fall is coming! We made 2 Chinese Lantern Plant (Physalis alkekengi) children for Miss Brooke’s First Grade classroom fall nature table.

131020 A pair of Chinese Lantern Plant Children for Miss Brooke's First Grade class nature table with logo

The little lantern children were so happy to receive their lanterns for these darker days of fall!

I got theses “lanterns” from Jackie, a gardener in New York from Etsy.com. Click here if you need some lanterns from Jackie.

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The Crafting Process

Here is my 6 year old assistant, diligently cutting out pants for the dolls…

We made several Chinese Lantern Plant Children dolls that autumn…

  • 2 were donated to a Waldorf First Grade classroom.
  • 1 was given as a gift to a friend and neighbor.
  • 1 was donated to our Waldorf School and it was sold at the fall fundraiser silent auction. The little guy now lives in Newport Beach, California.
  • One or more still sits in my craft room at home.

It is a joy to give!

Other Lantern Children by Wednesday Morning Craft Group

Our Waldorf School of Orange County craft group made some lantern children. Click on the picture below to see more pictures.

Here was one handmade by Heather Sebring at craft group.

Heather Sebring Chinese Lantern plant child in fruit tree in front of Company of Angels store

Here are flower children by Judy and Jill.

Judy and Jill's Orange and Pink flower fairy children. Wednesday Morning Craft Group. Waldorf Spring Season Nature Table top doll. Chinese Lantern Plant and Pink Daffodil dolls. Handmade miniature fantasy doll. Waldorf School of Orange County, Costa Mesa, California USA.  CastleofCostaMesa.Com

Reference

Making Flower Children by Sybille Adophi

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Instructions on Making a Chinese Lantern Child…

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Check out our Wednesday Morning Craft group gallery of crafts.

Check out my handmade Fairy Tale Dolls: Dolls and Tales page

Check out my handmade dolls for Waldorf Seasons Nature Table

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    May 10, 2015
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      May 10, 2015

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