Caregiver’s Handwork : Marble Pouches

Handmade Stocking Stuffer: 5 Minute Marble Pouch


  • felt cut into a circle with a 6-10cm diameter
  • embroidery thread, needle, scissors
  • beads
  • 2-3 marbles

Let’s Begin

  1. Pass your needle in and out (front then back) through the felt around the circumference of the felt (in a running or gathering stitch)
  2. When you finish the entire circle, thread a small bead through both of them together, tie the two ends of the embroidery thread together with multiple knots and secure the bead  leaving enough slack to pull the pouch strings in and out (there are many ways to do this you can just play around depending on the size of your bead)
  3. Now repeat this process but starting the second running stitch on the opposite side of the circle from where the first bead is
  4. Insert marbles and pull closed

Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.


  1. Zena on November 12, 2014 at 11:02 am

    This is a lovely and quick way to refuel the caregiver.

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