Recently I attended a Christmas workshop at my childrens' school to learn how to make an Advent stick. An Advent stick is basically an Advent calendar but instead of pockets, items are wrapped in tissue paper and tied to a stick. All the items are either objects from nature or things that have been handmade (no chocolates in sight on this calendar!) Each week of Advent corresponds to a different world, as per Steiner traditions. Week 1 is the mineral world. Week 2 is the plant world. Week 3 is the animal world. Week 4 is the human world. I had such a lovely couple of evenings crafting with some beautiful women and enjoyed putting lots of love into all the handmade things for the kids.. It was a little harder than I expected to tie all the items onto the stick but with the help of my (ever-suffering) husband we were able to do it. I'm going to update this post everyday with pictures of all the things as we go through Advent so make sure you check back here regularly!
|Day 1: A beeswax candle and holder with a verse about the first week of Advent|
|Day 2: Shells|
|Day 3: Chalk|