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Knitted Heart Gifts (free pattern) – Garlands, Bookmarks and Key chains

Knitted Heart Gifts (free pattern) – Garlands, Bookmarks and Key chains

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

So.. a while back the lovely Liz from Me and My Shadow shared a gorgeous little Knitted Heart Parttern. I confess, that I hadn’t had a chance to make it.. and after only about 18 months, I finally had a go at knitting my own little knitted hearts! And the funny thing was – once […]

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Easy Origami Cats – Paper Crafts for Kids

Easy Origami Cats – Paper Crafts for Kids

| May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Aaaah yes.. here we are again MORE Origami for Kids.. more EASY Origami for Kids.. as my kids hit 5 and 7yrs old, I find that they can do more and more origami type projects. And we particularly love the “easy and simple” origami patterns, that only need a few steps to complete – much […]

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Stone Crafts – Easy Ladybird Stones

Stone Crafts – Easy Ladybird Stones

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Some of you may know, or may not know, that my kids have launched their very own YouTube channel! Hooray. It is all rather exciting and lots and lots of fun. Their channel is all about kids creating videos for kids – i.e. it is all about stuff for kids BY KIDS. Today, they (I) […]

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How to Make a Catapult Toy from Craft Sticks

How to Make a Catapult Toy from Craft Sticks

| May 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

Today we will show you how to make a catapult using popsicle sticks aka craft sticks and LOOM BANDS (yes, loom bands.. you may be left with tons of them after the recent loom band crave… here is one use for a handful of them!). We used multi coloured craft sticks for this – but of […]

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Pony Bead Loom Band Patterns – Finger Looming

Pony Bead Loom Band Patterns – Finger Looming

| May 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

You may have noticed that we have had a little Rainbow Loom Band revival in our house. It started off with our Rainbow Loom Bouncy Balls – which the kids simply adore.. and once the loom bands were out.. the kids started making again. Always looking for new and SIMPLE ideas for the kids to […]

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30 Shoe Box Craft Ideas

30 Shoe Box Craft Ideas

| May 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

Oh I am a bit of a hoarder of Shoe Boxes.. I don’t know what it is about them, I just love them – they come in that perfect “little size”, you can put things IN a shoebox, shoe boxes stack neatly and they come in all sorts of colours. We particularly shoe boxes, as […]

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Pom Pom Fairies (Decorations & Ornaments)

Pom Pom Fairies (Decorations & Ornaments)

| May 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

Welcome back to another crafty project from Red Ted Art.. well actually, THIS time our craft is presented to you by Pip Squeak.. at the tender age of 5, she came up with this Pom Pom Fairy craft all on her own. And though I want to bask in her pom pom fairy creativity glory, […]

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Bird Watching & Identification (FREE PRINTABLE)

Bird Watching & Identification (FREE PRINTABLE)

| May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

As Spring is in the air, and the weather gets warmer, the kids and I are spending more and more time outdoors. We have been watching the flowers blossom and the green leaves shoot. We have seen little birds building nests and hunting for worms for their young! I have to confess though, that I […]

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How To Make an Origami Budgie

How To Make an Origami Budgie

| May 6, 2015 | 5 Comments

You may have noticed our recent love for paper crafts – or more specifically Origami for kids. My kids are now 7yrs and 5yrs old and it is a great age to start introducing them to paper folding techniques and simple Origami crafts. To date, I have found my kids enthusiasm hit and miss – […]

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How to Make a Magic Wallet

How to Make a Magic Wallet

| May 5, 2015 | 7 Comments

We love a bit of magic in our house. Red Ted aged 7, is just at the age, where is loving having a go at Magic Tricks himself and showing off his magicians skills to family. And then of course, magic is even MORE FUN when you can make it yourself. So this on is […]

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DIY Beach Towel Craft – a fantastic gift for Him

DIY Beach Towel Craft – a fantastic gift for Him

| May 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

Here is a craft I made MANY MOONS ago.. as a student, I used to work at the Student Union bar and other pubs. Here in the UK, alcohol companies, especially beer breweries, often have “bar towels” that they give to the pub as part of their marketing material… They are made from regular toweling, […]

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Why Your Kids Need Screen Time

Why Your Kids Need Screen Time

| May 1, 2015 | 3 Comments

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of OurPact. Screen Time… that hotly debating topic of the parenting world. For those of you that know a little more about Red Ted HQ, you will know, that at present, my kids get to have movie night – one night per week and THAT […]

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DIY Bouncy Balls – A Great Way to Use Up Rainbow Loom Bands

DIY Bouncy Balls – A Great Way to Use Up Rainbow Loom Bands

| April 28, 2015 | 6 Comments

Oh my kids ADORE Rainbow Loom Bands.. and last Summer, that was all they did…. rainbow loom bands, rainbow loom bands, rainbow loom bands. They have tons of them. As my kids are still a little younger (7yrs and 5yrs), there are only so many different patterns that they can manage (mainly the inverted fishtail* […]

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Bubble Wrap Crafts – Rainy Cloud

Bubble Wrap Crafts – Rainy Cloud

| April 27, 2015 | 4 Comments

A few weeks ago, we were having exploring with Bubble Wrap Printing. It was something that we hadn’t done in aaages and the kids really enjoyed the process of painting and seeing all those little bubbles “emerge”.. lots of printing was done (and now we have lots of “wrapping paper all readily made”). We also […]

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