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Autumn Crafts: Horse Chestnut Snake (Kastanienschlange)

| October 8, 2013 | 7 Comments
Autumn Crafts: Horse Chestnut Snake (Kastanienschlange)

More Autumn Crafts for you – this is a real blast from the past for us: Conker Snakes… or Horse Chestnut Snakes or Kastanienschlangen… whatever you call these, they are another classic Autumn craft to do with kids. We love crafting with nature at this time of year. Going out and collecting conkers, acorns, leaves […]

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Day of the Dead Crafts/ Dia De Los Muertos

| October 3, 2013 | 7 Comments
Day of the Dead Crafts/ Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos My kids have recently been quite fascinated by “death” (sorry, I think it is their age) and try and be as honest as possible with them. We thought that looking at Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) crafts could help them talk some more about it. I personally always […]

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Four Seasons Crafts: Autumn Nature Tree

| October 2, 2013 | 10 Comments
Four Seasons Crafts: Autumn Nature Tree

  We love this time of year! If you haven’t noticed yet we have gone Autumn Craft Mad!!! There are sooo many beautiful shapes and textures and colours out there at the moment: from Horse Chestnuts (aka conkers) to pine cones to the wonderful colours of Autumn Leaves. I mean just take a look at […]

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Nature Crafts: Angel

| September 30, 2013 | 1 Comment
Nature Crafts: Angel

I made this little Acorn Angel a couple of weeks ago, as part of an Autumn Nature Crafts session with the kids. The idea of crafting with nature, is that you collect everything you can find and then when you get home, see “if you can see shapes” in them. Does something remind you of […]

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How to Play Conkers (Horse Chestnuts)

| September 25, 2013 | 2 Comments
How to Play Conkers (Horse Chestnuts)

  Playing Conkers (or Horse Chestnuts to the rest of the world) is a VERY British “school boy” game to play. I always imaging, boys in shorts (yes in Autumn), with scraped knees playing this games with the humble Horse Chestnut. But of course ANYONE can play conkers and I did too as a child. […]

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Acorn Crafts – Nature Crafts for Autumn

| September 25, 2013 | 15 Comments
Acorn Crafts – Nature Crafts for Autumn

I have been going on about Nature Crafts for Autumn for the last couple of weeks now… I simply adore getting the kids to craft with acorns and chestnuts and pine cones. They get to hunt for them in the park and bring them home for some lovely textured crafting. At the same time, they […]

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Nature Crafts for Autumn

| September 23, 2013 | 8 Comments
Nature Crafts for Autumn

Autumn is a BEAUTIFUL time of year for crafting with nature. There are so many Nature Crafts out there to be inspired by and it is a wonderful time of year to get the kids involved in collecting and making. Using nature to craft with is wonderful on so many ways – the kids get […]

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Acorn Crafts: Bracelets

| September 23, 2013 | 1 Comment
Acorn Crafts: Bracelets

A super duper quick craft post for you sharing another acorn craft with you…. a very simple acorn bracelet. It is really quick and easy to make and looks lovely: My model wasn’t too impressed at having to keep her hand still for the photo, so apologies for the slight blurriness! Acorn bracelets are really […]

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Foraging Tips, Tricks and Recipes

| September 13, 2013 | 5 Comments
Foraging Tips, Tricks and Recipes

A slightly more unusual topic for us here at Red Ted Art, but one that I LOVE: Foraging – going into the great outdoors with empty buckets and containers.. and coming back with nature’s gifts of blackberries, apples, elderberry and whatever else you can find! Foraging is a wonderful activity to do with kids. Helps […]

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12 Autumn Crafts Ideas & a Hangout

| September 6, 2013 | 5 Comments
12 Autumn Crafts Ideas & a Hangout

Welcome back to our series of crafty videos – sharing craft ideas from a number of craft bloggers on a certain topic. This week we looked at Autumn Crafts. I love Autumn, for me Autumn is when family crafting really begins. The days get shorter and cooler, you start to spend more time indoors. Nature […]

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Doodle Owls

| September 6, 2013 | 4 Comments
Doodle Owls

Many moons ago we made some simple TP Roll Owls using, well a tp roll (aka toilet paper roll) and some pumpkin seed and lentil TP Roll Owl - which we loved making as it was just so Autumn! This year, I was getting ready for our Autumn craft hangouts and thought “Ooooh we need a […]

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Walnut Owls

| September 4, 2013 | 15 Comments
Walnut Owls

We love Walnut Crafts – walnuts are one of my favourite “craft materials” ever (I may be fibbing there, I am rather partial to Toilet Roll Crafts too) – and probably this stems from early childhood memories of making walnut boats and walnut babies…. Walnut crafts are also part of Autumn for me – as […]

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Daily Creativity – Leaf Face

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Daily Creativity – Leaf Face

It has been a while since I have posted a “daily creativity” project – we do a lot and I forget to write about it. They idea behind “daily creativity”, is doing simple creative projects on a regular basis. Sometimes suggested or set up by you the parent/ carer, other times letting your child lead […]

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Stone Owls

| June 19, 2013 | 20 Comments
Stone Owls

What a Hoot! Can you tell that we rather LOVE owls? Such a fabulous creature to inspire us to get crafty and make these Stone Owls. We chose brightly coloured pens to make them cheerful and fun.We love collecting stones. And we love crafting with stones. The cool smooth surface is just irresistible to hold. […]

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