Used for hundreds of years across the globe to cover up unpleasant odors,
sweet smelling pomanders were a natural choice used as early tree decorations. This is a simple project for all ages and very easy to do at home.
Victorian Toys were often elaborate and accessible to the upper crust of
society. Watch the children as they play with their new toys: a kaleidoscope, binoculars, thaumatropes, a phenakistoscope, and a porcelain doll.
Christmas Crackers have been around since confectioner Tom Smith
decided in 1847 to wrap his candies in the colorful tubes. The children of
Nana's nursery will teach you to make your very own Christmas crackers.
Across England and much of Europe, families would head out on
December 24 to cut down a tree for Christmas. The tree would be
brought home and decorated with straw ornaments, fruit, nut,
and candles to burn brightly to celebrate the birth of the Christ child.
Katharina and Kassandra travel back in time to the days of pioneers.
They demonstrate how to use a washboard to clean clothes.
Katharina and Kassandra demonstrate how to churn butter.
For over two hundred and fifty years, children have been making
simple dolls out of rags, wood, corn husks, and yarn. In this video,
Katharina and Kassandra demonstrate how to make yarn dolls.
Everyone should know how to sew a button! As Katharina ans Kassandra demonstrate, threading the needle is the biggest challenge.