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Autumn Fairy Lights – Physalis Crafts

| September 21, 2012 | 30 Comments
Autumn Fairy Lights – Physalis Crafts

Oooh one thing I really like in Autumn is that beautifully orange Physalis (aka Chinese Lantern or Japanese Lantern). It is bright orange, delicate (but not too delicate) and quirky. And I love it. But what to make from them? Have you got any favourite Physalis Crafts to share? Well.. I have not one but 3 […]

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Fall Blog Hop – Fall Activities to Inspire You

| September 20, 2012 | 10 Comments
Fall Blog Hop – Fall Activities to Inspire You

Autumn is a special time of year. Warm summer days go, yet we often still have bright blue sunny and fresh days. The leaves start to turn and fall from the trees. And the kids get to collect acorns and chestnuts in the park. Wonderful. A great time to get crafty and get stuck in. […]

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Kids Crafts: Autumn Mobile

| September 5, 2012 | 55 Comments
Kids Crafts: Autumn Mobile

Welcome back to this week’s Kids Craft session. This week, we share with your our “Autumn Mobile” – basically a mobile made from all those wonderful bits and pieces that you can collect when you are out and about on a walk. We used a mix of “newly found” items, as well as some “remnants” […]

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Kids Get Crafty – Dog Loo Roll Marionette (Victor van Krumm)

| November 23, 2011 | 35 Comments
Kids Get Crafty – Dog Loo Roll Marionette (Victor van Krumm)

Welcome back to Kids Get Crafty and our loo roll dog marionette! I actually wrote this post a few weeks ago as Guest Post for Rachel at Sun Scholars! I was very pleased to be asked to stop by and share one of my crafts. I have been regularly visiting Sun Scholars over the past […]

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How To… Make (more) Christmas Elves

| November 11, 2011 | 21 Comments
How To… Make (more) Christmas Elves

Hello! Welcome back to this week’s How To… and this week we have even MORE Christmas Elves. I just couldn’t resist. The basic elf is the same as the ones I showed you a couple of weeks ago, but your materials are slightly different. This time instead of gumnuts and pine cones I used the […]

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Quick Craft Post: St Martins Laterne

| November 10, 2011 | 15 Comments
Quick Craft Post: St Martins Laterne

A very very quick post, that I wanted to share, as it means a lot to us.. though the photos are quite poor. We went back to the German Playgroup this evening to celebrate St Martins Day (it is tomorrow, more about it from our post last year!), a day when you traditional go on […]

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Quick Craft Post: (Autumn) Sensory Box

| November 9, 2011 | 8 Comments
Quick Craft Post: (Autumn) Sensory Box

Just a quick post to share our Sensory Box with you… I have never ever made a sensory box before (not sure why), but have been joining in with the Play Challenge over at The Imagination Tree and Hands On As We Grow. There are so many different play ideas coming from both the blogs, […]

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Kids Crafts: Leaf Crown

| November 9, 2011 | 40 Comments
Kids Crafts: Leaf Crown

Hello again, welcome back to kids crafty and our leaf crowns this week… now… ever since working on the “Get Crafty with Nature” ebook, we have been wanting to make some leaf crowns. Red Ted loves collecting leaves and autumn has such beautiful colours, that this really is the best time of year. Lucky for […]

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Kids Crafts: 4 Seasons – Autumn

| October 26, 2011 | 50 Comments
Kids Crafts: 4 Seasons – Autumn

Welcome back to Kids Get Crafty and our Four Seasons. As you may know I have been working our the 4 Seasons with Red Ted since January. At the time I cut out 4 identical trees and then every 3months or so we made a new seasonal picture – using bubble wrap and finger prints: […]

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How to… make Christmas Elves (from Pine Cones or Gumnuts)

| October 21, 2011 | 38 Comments
How to… make Christmas Elves (from Pine Cones or Gumnuts)

I love Autumn and I love Christmas! And I love that the two come together… Today I have our “Christmas Elf Babies” – some from Australia and some from our local park. I know we still in October, but I collected some gumnuts from Australia MONTHS ago and recently my son found some mini pine […]

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Autumn Get Crafty 2011 – Crafts & Ideas for Autumn

| October 1, 2011 | 24 Comments
Autumn Get Crafty 2011 – Crafts & Ideas for Autumn

Hello! It is that beautiful time of the year again, which is simply too fabulous for crafts and ideas: Autumn! The beautiful Autumn colours, the leaves, the chestnuts and the acorns. As you may know, we already have on Autumn Get Crafty from last year as well as some of Red Ted Art’s own Autumn […]

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Kids Get Crafty: Chestnut Streamer Toy

| September 28, 2011 | 37 Comments
Kids Get Crafty: Chestnut Streamer Toy

‘Tis the Season to Get Crafty – tra la la la la laaaa… certainly Autumn crafts are all in at the moment.. the trees are starting to change colours, the woods are littlered with Acorns and Chestnuts… Last week we made chestnut creatures and chestnut pencil toppers… this week we have a Chestnut Streamer Toy […]

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Kids Get Crafty: Chestnut Crafts (Pencil Toppers)

| September 21, 2011 | 44 Comments
Kids Get Crafty: Chestnut Crafts (Pencil Toppers)

Welcome to this week’s Kids Crafts – this week we share with your our horse chestnut craft – Chestnut Pencil Toppers. Crafting with chestnuts, acorns, leaves and bits and pieces is something that I remember well from early childhood.. mainly we would make little animals, similar to the acorn critters from last week. Chestnuts are slightly […]

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Kids Get Crafty – Acorn Animals

| September 14, 2011 | 50 Comments
Kids Get Crafty – Acorn Animals

There seems to be an explosion of nature crafts on Red Ted Art at the moment.. first we made our Nature Bag, then we finished our Get Crafty with Nature ebook, then we made acorn elves and fairy houses… and now.. now we have acorn animals for you! Hooray! The great thing about fresh acorns, […]

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