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Slöjd (Handcraft)

Create useful and beautiful objects inspired by Sweden's long-standing handcraft tradition - "slöjd".

Explore the Slöjd-Inspired Objects in ASI's Collections

Serving Spoon


Discuss the Carved Figure with your family: 

  • What is this figure made out of?
  • What do you see that makes you say that?
  • What do you think this figure feels like?
  • What do you like most about this figure? Why?
  • If you could take this figure, where would you display it in your home? Why?


Carving for Kids by Robin Edward Trudel

The Teacher's Hand Book of Slojd By Otto Salomon

Easy Carpentry Projects for Children by Jerome E. Leavitt

Knitting for Beginners by Erica Rice


If needed, right click on your screen to translate Swedish text to English text.

Paper Clay Spoons

Arm Knit Scarf

Hej Let's Play!

Sign up for ASI's Youth Handcraft programs

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