Craft Group

Orana Craft Group

Ever wanted to learn how to make those lovely Steiner toys your children are playing with?  Want to earn your community hours meeting new friends and discovering new skills?  Come and try Orana Craft Group!

We meet in the Kurrajong room on Fridays and occasional Saturdays or Sundays (see below for dates) and enjoy a cuppa and a chat at the Craft Group Cafe while creating marvellous items in the Steiner tradition.

We supply all the materials for you to make wonderful works of Steiner-inspired art for sale at the Spring Fair. And no need to worry if you are all thumbs – there are always plenty of helpers to support you and teach you the tricks that make the craft come together.  Fridays run from 9 to 12.30, and children are very welcome under your supervision. Weekend craft days run from 11 to 4, so you can drop in when it’s convenient.  Weekends are child-free, so we can focus on making the most of the crafting time. 

We’ve got lots of projects to work on, so if you are an old hand at craft, or if you have never tried DIY Steiner, come and join us – there is no nicer way to earn your community hours than filling the Craft Group stall. And we are always on the lookout for new creations - if you want to do your craft time at home, please get in touch with us through our mailbox. We particularly love to hear from woodworkers, as there appears to be an insatiable demand for handmade wooden Steiner toys!

Craft Group hours count for your community hours commitment on the same basis as other activities around the school.  You will need to update your hours online weekly, and one of the co-ordinators then signs them off. You are also very welcome to just drop in and have a chat, but this doesn’t count towards your hoursJ

Contact [email protected] if you want to join our mailing list or to let us know if you want to become an at-home crafter. Or just drop in one day for a warm welcome from the Craft Group community.

Term 1 2020 – Welcome!

The Orana Craft Group would like to extend a very warm welcome to all new and continuing families at Orana School, and invite you to join us in building the community spirit of the school through craft. 

This term we will be starting with some basic sewing, making wands, crowns, blossom fairies and felt animals for the annual Spring Fair in Term 4.  We’ll also be wet-felting – making our own beautiful felt for crowns and playmats from coloured fleece – a traditional skill which is endlessly fascinating.   

If you don’t have time to make it to Craft Group, but still want to contribute your creativity, please get in touch via the mailbox at [email protected]

We have our very own Pinterest page at so we can keep up with those brilliant craft ideas which help make the Craft Group stall at the Spring Fair so appealing.  Or drop in one day and look at the CG display cabinet in the foyer of the Kurrajong room to see what we’ve been doing recently.

Watch out for our articles through the year in the Leaflet and Seasons to keep up with all the CG news, and keep an eye on this page for any changes to dates.

We’re always keen for new crafters to join us – and we’d love to share the joy of CG more widely through the Orana community. Come for a cuppa and stay for some craft time!

We’re looking forward to meeting you this term at CG!

The 2020 Craft Group Co-ordinators

Important craft group dates for Term 1 2020:

Important craft group dates for Term 1 2020:



Craft Group activity


February 7

Introduction to blanket stitch


February 14

Wands and more


February 21

Star babies


February 28

Wet felting


February  29

Wet felting


March 6

Crowns and star babies


March 13

Crowns and star babies


March 20

Felt animals


March 27

Felt animals


March 29

Felt animals


April 3

Felt animals & unfinished box

Please note that there will be no Craft Group on Friday 10 April, as this is a public holiday. Remember to email the craft group mailbox and get on our mailing list to get the latest information on when CG will be happening, as this is how we’ll be announcing any last minute changes.


Knitted doll


Standing dolls