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Easy Salt Dough Keepsakes – Shell Pendant

| August 11, 2014 | 4 Comments
Easy Salt Dough Keepsakes – Shell Pendant

One of Pip Squeak’s favourite things is to collect SHELLS – LOTS of Shells. Every seaside we go to, she immediately sets off on a sea shell hunt – any size, big shells or small shells. Whole shells. Or broken shells. When we come home, she plays with the shells. Sorts them. Stacks them. Puts […]

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Bee Shooter Craft

| August 6, 2014 | 4 Comments
Bee Shooter Craft

Welllll… now here is a cute little craft – thanks to one of the new mums at our school! I had made “shooters” before – and the kids had a great time playing shooter games  with them. Recenly, the lovely Tinkerlab brought her fantastic new book and this contains some adorable Rocket Shooters – that […]

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Upcycled Crocs Boat Craft

| August 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
Upcycled Crocs Boat Craft

Well, I really am lucky, with today’s upcycled crocs craft!  These Croc Boats are so fun and love how well they float. But back to being lucky – I have to confess to having been a little crafty funk recently.. yes, we still make a lot – but a lot of the things we have […]

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Driftwood Crafts – Sail Boats

| July 30, 2014 | 6 Comments
Driftwood Crafts – Sail Boats

Sometimes I am as bad as the kids and I drive The Englishman MAD with our nature finds collecting… I can resist picking up a smooth beautiful stone or some gorgeous sunbleashed driftwood. I encourage the kids to do the same and then we drag it all home with us. We have piles of driftwood, pinecones […]

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Kids craft ideas from Pinterest

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kids craft ideas from Pinterest

With the summer officially here and long days to fill up with fun rapidly approaching, it is always a good idea to have some craft ideas for kids handy. Making crafts and being creative does not require any special talent or settings – it’s all about quality family-time and having fun with your little ones. […]

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Nature Play Ideas – only nature needed

| July 3, 2014 | 11 Comments
Nature Play Ideas – only nature needed

So, the Summer Holidays are upon us. The long warm days stretch ahead of us and the kids will be running riot. On our last holiday, we decided to take some books, pens & notebad, a pack of cards and nothing else. Our kids are 6yrs and 4yrs old. We brought no toys. We decided […]

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Seaside Shell Windchime Craft

| June 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
Seaside Shell Windchime Craft

Recently my father (Opapa) was visiting and we decided to head to the seaside in Whitstable for a Sunny Day out. The sound of the waves, crashing on the shore, the crunching of a bebbly beach under foot. The kids adored “finding things” and we spotted lots of little jelly fish, a sea snail (to […]

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Nature Play Ideas: Pinecone Bowling

| May 14, 2014
Nature Play Ideas: Pinecone Bowling

We love nature and I love encouraging my children to enjoy nature. We are always collecting sticks and stones, much to The Englishman’s dismay (they end up all overthe house). But I just can’t resist them. Tactile, beautiful and well, simply nature. This time round, I decided to come up with a number of nature […]

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Sea Glass Crafts

| May 8, 2014
Sea Glass Crafts

I was actually busy doing something else, when I stumbled across some sea glass photos and sea glass CRAFTS on Pinterest. Before I knew it, I was browsing away, looking at this oh so pretty beach side find. Oh how I love SEA GLASS!! So beautiful. Such a fab find. Needless to say, it isn’t […]

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Rainbow Crafts & Activities

| January 22, 2014 | 6 Comments
Rainbow Crafts & Activities

So, I think that this is a great time to explore rainbow crafts and activities. We are still stuck in dull, grey winter.. and with the sparkle of Christmas behind us, we need something to cheers us up. Of course, you have St Patricks Day around the corner and rainbow crafts are great as St […]

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Summer Lanterns

| August 14, 2013 | 5 Comments
Summer Lanterns

Just before we ZOOMED off on holiday, my publisher asked me to run a crafty workshop at the Wilderness Festival. Workshops are a great way to “test run” Red Ted Art, Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids! in groups. Though, the book is designed for crafting in the family – where there is time for things […]

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Four Seasons Crafts: Summer Trees

| August 7, 2013 | 7 Comments
Four Seasons Crafts: Summer Trees

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know, that I love exploring the four seasons with my kids. Each year we have a different four seasons project that we slowly complete season by season throughout the year. I want them to EXPERIENCE the seasons as we do our four seasons […]

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Lavender Ideas – Makes & Bakes

| July 24, 2013 | 4 Comments
Lavender Ideas – Makes & Bakes

Summer is in full swing here in the UK and with Summer comes LAVENDER! We adore lavender – it is has such a pretty purple colour and of course it smells divine. Lavender is ideal for crafting AND for cooking with. So today we share with you a range of lavender make and bake ideas […]

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Over 20 Shell Craft Ideas

| July 10, 2013 | 10 Comments
Over 20 Shell Craft Ideas

I see seashells by the sea… or doesn’t the rhyme go something like that? I forget.. but what I DO know, is that my kids LOVE collecting shells – all the time. They are irresistible, so I thought it would be nice for us to have a Shell Craft Ideas hangout for you and create […]

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