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Creative Creatures – Owl Kite & Book Review

| February 19, 2013 | 8 Comments

Even though my own kids craft book is about to launch, I can’t resist taking a peak at other people’s craft books. I just love love love browsing craft books and finding new ideas and inspirations to try out. Today, I have a wonderful book called Creative Creatures by Donna Wilson. Rather excitingly, I am also allowed to share one of the beautiful crafts in it: the Owl Kite!

You will need the following materials to make your own kite:
Pliers, thin wire (0.5mm thick), sticky tape, tissue paper, scissors, clear drying glue (e.g. PVA), string (6m long), thick card.



 Owl Kite DIY part 1

DIY Owl Kite Part 2

Isn’t it simply the most gorgeous craft ever?

61cfvJ7n3wL._SL500_AA300_Well, Donna, has craft after cute craft in this adorable book – Creative Creatures. With a nice range of complexity – some quick and easy ones to do, when you have 10 minutes to fill, other slightly bigger projects (like the owl).

Check out the most adorable Cyril Pop Up card video on Amazon – or see the video here on YouTube below. And Donna and her cute crafts in action?

I love the sock creatures (great tip top tip to use pipecleaners in the arms) and the monkey paper dress up doll. Great quirky fun. The book is beautifully illustrated with Donna’s “Original Creatures”. The Originals tend to be knitted, but the “Creative Creatures Book” has simplified fabric or felt versions for you to make. A super cute book that looks like lots of fun. If I had received it back when I was 11-12 years old, I would have LOVED it, though it spans many age groups and has crafts that you can make for your kids too.

If you need some more Donna love for the day, I will leave you know with this adorable music video featuring her creations (NOT in the book btw).


You can read Playing By The Book‘s review from yesterday – her girls had a go at one of the crafts and here is info on the rest of the blog tour:


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  1. Zoe says:

    Ah! I was hoping you’d made a craft – I really wanted to see which one you’d picked! The owl kite does look lovely.

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    Aaah I thought you may have wanted to see that Zoe!! Especially after the wonderful kittens you guys made yesterday!

  3. The owl kite does look great. We had lots of fun doing ours and I found myself really getting into it. I think, as the girls are getting older I’m getting a little less scared of crafting with them. Especially, if I can do lots of it myself 😉

  4. Red Ted Art says:

    Yes, I have to say, I think this Summer Holiday we will give this a go. The kids are becoming so much more “able” that we can try more and more complex projects together.

  5. Rachel says:

    This is just amazing!!! Of course, we are starting to see the kites come out here in China… they really enjoy their kites! I’d love to give a go at something like this with the kids. Thanks for sharing at For the Kids Fridays! I’m featuring this post at this week’s party! xoxoxo

  6. Red Ted Art says:

    I think Donna really is talented! Thank you so much for sharing and featuring!!

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