Dress up & Make up
Children love to take on new roles with the help of costumes and make-up, and not just at carnival. In the Waldorfshop you can find high-quality, beautiful costumes and sustainable make-up online for your child's role play.
Play through the world dressed up and made up!
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Role-playing with dressing up and make-up.
The older the children get, the more sophisticated and imaginative the ideas for role play become. However, boredom can also increase shortly before starting school. That's when it helps to offer the children additional activities, such as dressing up and make-up. Role play encourages your child in many areas and helps to develop skills and abilities that your child will need for life.
Actually, it usually doesn't take more than a few scarves, ribbons and maybe one or two items from the family members' wardrobe. Every now and then, however, it is also stimulating for play and imagination if it can be a real costume to dress up in or the children are made up or maybe even allowed to make themselves up.
5 learning areas for your child when dressing up and putting on make-up.
Children can slip into other roles, try out new things in the fantasy world and thus experience a self-efficacy that can promote self-confidence and helps to discover their own identity.
Social skills such as empathy, communication and dealing with rules and conflicts are practised.
Experiences can be acted out and processed.
Creativity is encouraged.
The motor skills, gestures and facial expressions are tried out and refined.
How can parents and educators support the children?
Children do not play in a vacuum or "just by themselves". The adults around them, the design of the space and the mood that is created are very crucial and can be supportive or disruptive.
What can we do as adults to help children immerse themselves in imaginative, creative play:
Giving children space and time
offer a not too large but stimulating range of play materials
pay attention to the (also non-verbal) feedback, which we give
for carnival to correspond to the wishes of the children regarding costume and make-up
to reflect our own ideas
Disguises and make-up in the Waldorf shop
Costumes are often made from cheap materials under questionable conditions. We value materials and production processes that do not harm the environment, the people making them, or our children.
Make-up is also often produced under conditions that are unworthy of humans and animals. We rely on make-up with natural ingredients whose production does not harm animals, humans or the environment. All in the spirit of: Only the best for your children's skin!
Under our own brand waldorfkind, our wonderful dwarf costume was created in collaboration with the BG sites in Kassel. Coat and cap are made of 100% organic virgin whale. This costume is especially suitable for carnival in the kindergarten during the cold season.
Our costume for hunters and robbers is also made of 100% wool. It was lovingly handmade in Germany and is Ökotex certified.
Furthermore, we offer costumes for dressing up as a Viking, princess, mythical creature, knight and templar as well as a damsel of the castle in our online shop.
The children's make-up by Livos contains 12 colours based on vegetable oils. They are excellently tolerated by the skin and have a high covering power. They can be used to apply perfect make-up to the face, lips and eyes.
From the company Birkenspanner we carry organic glitter for skin and hair in beautiful colours. It is harmless for the skin and the environment, 'OK-Water' TüV certified for rivers and lakes as well as 100% plastic-free and biodegradable.
Birkenspanner offers organic glitter for skin and hair in beautiful colours.
From the company Namaki Cosmetics we carry.
A pretty set with mirror, application and 7 softly shimmering eyeshadows enriched with rice powder and certified organic.
Magical Worlds make-up pencils with ingredients of 100% natural origin and certified organic.
Water-based nail varnish - free from parabens, formaldehyde, phthalates, toluene, camphor or nanoparticles and suitable for ages 5 and up.