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Handicrafts from a Developmental Approach
Spring 2022 Live Class

Learn a handicraft from a developmental approach! Amy Bodkin, EdS, is a Special Needs Consultant for homeschooling families. All of Amy’s classes are taught from a developmental approach.

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Handicrafts from a Developmental Approach
with Special Needs Consultant, Amy Bodkin, EdS

Spring 2022 Live Class

Learn a handicraft from a developmental approach! Amy Bodkin, EdS, is the Special Needs Consultant at A Charlotte Mason Plenary and an advocate for children with special needs at

Amy is uniquely qualified when it comes to teaching children with a wide range of developmental needs and subjects that emphasize “doing.” She strongly believes that families benefit – not from achieving perfection individually in an individual handicraft skill – but from deepening their relationships with the materials, techniques, and, most importantly, each other.

All of her classes are taught from a developmental approach and are open to the entire family, regardless of age or developmental level. You can learn more about Amy Bodkin here.

Amy Bodkin, EdS - Special Needs Homeschool Consultant


My favorite part of teaching handicrafts is helping children develop a relationship with different kinds of materials and techniques so they can use their creativity to come up with their own unique projects! Children are all different in when they are ready for different skills.

In this class we will be exploring the material of various kinds of fats! It’s so interesting to find out what we can do with a material that is usually seen as something you cook with or throw away! Pleae note that at least one of the projects we will be doing will involve using lye for soap-making which is rather dangerous and will require adult supervision. But I will do my best to provide a wide range of OPTIONS so that the entire family can participate in developing a relationship with fats and how common, everyday items are made.

Additionally, this will be a great class for those who are studying the Pioneer Era or The Great Depression!

Project options for each week include:

  1. Suet Block Bird Feeder, Fat Bombs, Olive Oil Cup Candles
  2. Rolled Beeswax Candles, Firestarters, Decorative Oil Lamp
  3. Poured Candles, Beeswax Ornaments, Sealing Wax
  4. Preserving Leaves for Decor, Dipped Candles, Wax Bowl
  5. Waterproof Food Baggies, Batik Fabric
  6. Crayons, Encaustic Painting
  7. Woodfiller, Conditioners, Etching Glass
  8. Bar Soap, Liquid Soap
  9. Salve, Lotion, Sunscreen

Age range: Any age, just select project options that feel accessible


  • Day / Time: Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Central Time
  • Number of Classes: 9
  • Minimum Class Size Needed: 10
  • Max Class Size: 40
  • Co-op Member Price: $70
  • Non-Member Price: $100
  • Semester: You will have full access to this class and the instructor during the Spring 2022 Semester from January 17th through April 30th

>>> Join The Charlotte Mason Co-op here to access Member-only pricing


  • Wednesday Jan. 26, 2022
  • Wednesday Feb. 09, 2022
  • Wednesday Feb. 16, 2022
  • Wednesday Feb. 23, 2022
  • Wednesday Mar. 09, 2022
  • Wednesday Mar. 16, 2022
  • Wednesday Mar. 23, 2022
  • Wednesday Mar. 30, 2022
  • Wednesday April 6, 2022

REQUIRED MATERIALS (not included):

The materials you will need will depend on which projects you choose to do and what kinds of things you tend to have around your house. There are options for almost every project using things you might have laying around your house. Definitely make sure you have shelf-stable solid and liquid fats that you typically use in your kitchen. I would also highly recommend:

The following items should be kept out of reach of children and require adult supervision, and if you choose not to purchase them, I will provide you with other options in class.

OPTIONAL MATERIALS (not included):

Again the materials you may want to use will depend on the projects you choose to do and what kinds of things you tend to have around your house. However, you might enjoy having:

Register for Fun with Fats today! 


All online classes, whether Live or Recorded, offer access to the class forum where you can interact with the instructor. You will have access to the class and the instructor for the full semester. 

You may register for a class with or without joining The Charlotte Mason Co-op. However, please note that Co-op Members enjoy many benefits including:

  • Discounted prices on classes and CM merchandise
  • Full access to the Private Co-op Area of the Forum
  • Co-op “Gatherings” that include Mom’s Afternoon Tea, CM Study Sessions, Homeschool Planning Sessions, Book Clubs, etc.
  • See the full list of benefits here

When you register for a class and/or the co-op, you will be required to take the following steps:

  1. Fill out a Registration Form – your account status will be pending until your Registration Form has been received and approved. Please note that, after checkout, you will receive an email from rachel @ with the link to fill out the Registration Form.
  2. Read and agree to The Charlotte Mason Online Classes Handbook.
  3. Join the Forum – you can find the forum here:



Both new Members and Non-Members of The Charlotte Mason Co-op will be required to fill out and submit a Registration Form and must read and agree to the rules stated within The Charlotte Mason Online Classes Handbook. All Members and Non-Members status will be pending until they are approved and admitted to the Forum and any classes. Any violation of the rules within the Handbook are grounds for removal from The Charlotte Mason Co-op, the Forum, and all classes. A Charlotte Mason Plenary LLC reserves the right to deny access to classes, the forum, and any memberships to anyone at our sole discretion. Cancellations / non-payments of your monthly Co-op Membership fee will un-enroll you in any classes in which you registered for within the Membership. No refunds will be given for co-op fees or class registration fees. No refunds will be offered for classes lost due to cancellation or non-payment of your Membership.

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