• Hand knit children's mittens by Kathleen Wentworth at Notta Lotta Farm in Topsham, Maine, made with 100% alpaca wool from the alpaca they raise on their farm. Mitten measurements are: Pink: 6" tall, 2.5" across palm Blue: 7" tall, 3" across palm Purple: 6.5" tall, 2.5" across palm Kathleen Wentworth & Michael Stevens teach alpaca rug weaving workshops with us at Shaker Village and we are so excited to offer their products. Care instructions: Hand wash & lay flat to dry.
  • 50 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Bake! by Deanna F. Cook Following the best-selling book Cooking Class, this delightful baking cookbook for children ages 8–12 features 50 easy-to-follow, kid-friendly recipes. Lively step-by-step photos teach bakers-in-training how to knead dough, make biscuits, decorate cookies, and produce a perfect pie, along with essential skills like following directions and accurately measuring ingredients. Kids will learn to make both sweet and savory treats and will use fresh fruits and vegetables in recipes such as Bursting with Blueberries Muffins, Zombie Zucchini Bread, and Peachy Keen Crumble. Bonus goodie bag stickers, pop-out gift tags, and bake sale signs encourage kids to share their homemade delights with pride. 2017 NPR's Best Books of the Year 2017 IACP Cookbook Award Winner 2017 National Parenting Product Awards Winner 2018 ​Mom's Choice Award Gold Winner 2019 New York Times "Best Cookbooks for Kids"   Storey Publishing, 144 pages, spiral bound. ISBN 9781612128559
  • This child's sized broom by Larry Antonuk of Marlborough, NH is made from dried broom corn (sorghum vulgare), hand-waxed hemp twine, and wire.  Makes a fine and usable broom for your little one to get some chores done. Measures approximately 32" tall.
  • Turn This Book Into a Beehive! And 19 Other Experiments and Activities That Explore the Amazing World of Bees By Lynn Brunelle The Real Buzz on Bees What a promise! Actually, promises. First, here’s a book that teaches kids all about the fascinating world of bees. Second, fun exercises, activities, and illustrations engage the imagination and offer a deeper understanding of bee life and bee behavior. Third, by following a few simple steps including removing the book’s cover and taping it together, readers can transform the book into an actual living home for backyard bees. Fourth, added all together, Turn This Book Into a Beehive! lets kids make a difference in the world—building a home where bees can thrive is one small but critical step in reversing the alarming trend of dwindling bee populations. Written by Lynn Brunelle, author of Pop Bottle Science, whose gift for making science fun earned her four Emmy Awards as a writer for Bill Nye the Science Guy, Turn This Book Into a Beehive! introduces kids to the amazing mason bee, a non-aggressive, non-stinging super-pollinator that does the work of over 100 honeybees. Mason bees usually live in hollow reeds or holes in wood, but here’s how to make a home just for them: Tear out the perforated paper—each illustrated as a different room in a house—roll the sheets into tubes, enclose the tubes using the book’s cover, and hang the structure outside. The bees will arrive, pack mud into the tubes, and begin pollinating all the plants in your backyard. Twenty experiments and activities reveal even more about bees—how to smell like a bee, understand the role of flowers and pollen, learn how bees communicate with each other through “dance,” and more. It’s the real buzz on bees, delivered in the most ingenious and interactive way.   Workman Publishing, paperback, 192 pages. ISBN 9781523501410
  • Explore the fun of wet wool felting at home with this complete kit by neighbor and friend Betsey Leslie of Ewes to You Farm in New Gloucester. Using water, liquid soap, wool (carded top and curls), and a balloon, you will create a great bird pod for your feathered friends.  All the wool is hand-dyed by Betsey. Supplies included in kit:
    • 70 gr wool in an assortment of colors
    • 8 gr wool curls
    • 4 Balloons
    • 2 vintage abalone buttons
    • 3 felted balls
    • 2 Felting needles
    • Foam block
    • Written step-by-step instructions.
    All you will need to provide is:
    • Towel
    • Plastic table cover
    • Liquid dish detergent
    • Spray bottle for soapy water
    • Warm/hot water
    Suitable for all skill levels- even beginners!   We will be offering an optional add-on of the recorded virtual workshop in the near future!
  • Youth sized, it would best fit ages 5-7 but please see measurements to be sure of fit. Hand knit from Baby Ull  Dalegarn Norwegian Wool.  Machine washable, air dry. Handmade.  Measures approximately 12" armpit to armpit, 17" length, 17" sleeve.
  • Youth sized, it would best fit ages 4-6 but please see measurements to be sure of fit. Hand knit from 100% wool in heathered gray and heathered blue.  Wash in cool water, air dry flat. Handmade.  Measures approximately 14" armpit to armpit, 18" length, 17" sleeve.
  • Absolutely beautiful and would GREAT on any kid! A soft rainbow of the best colors are knit into this long sleeve crew neck sweater. Youth sized, it would best fit ages 7-9 but please see measurements to be sure of fit. Hand crocheted from Noro wool yarn.  Handwash in cool water, air dry. Handmade.  Measures approximately 14" armpit to armpit, 18" length, 20" sleeve.


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