I was going to post pictures of fifth grade handwork projects, and realized suddenly I had never posted the fourth grade projects! Our homeschool group has been exceedingly lucky to have trained Waldorf handwork teacher working with us. She really knows the Waldorf curriculum inside out, and has taught many of the children for years, so can really invent projects for them that are stunningly beautiful and fulfilling to the children.
So here are the fourth grade projects in all their glory:
The first project, which was actually done in between third and fourth grade, was a bear that had a pattern of essentially knitting an entire row, then knitting half a row, purling a stitch and then completing the row. He came out like this:
Fourth grade is a time of cross stitching. The designs for these projects were done by my fourth grader, including choosing the colors and such. The pin cushion has leather backing so the pins will not stick through!
The last project of fourth grade was a hedgehog that was knit but the face was done in the round. This was a preparation for knitting in the round.