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Garden Crafts Challenge: Get Your Craft On

| March 31, 2014 | 10 Comments
Garden Crafts Challenge: Get Your Craft On

This is the 4th month of the #getyourcrafton challenge! Wow! I can’t believe how time is flying. And the #GetYourCraftOn challenge has been so much fun to date. What is “Get Your Craft On”? The challenge is set by 5 bloggers: Domestic Goddesque, Zing Zing Tree, Me and My Shadow, Kids Chaos and Red Ted […]

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Spring Activities: Cress Heads

| February 25, 2014 | 11 Comments
Spring Activities: Cress Heads

Cress Heads are such a CLASSIC Spring activity for kids – they are quick, easy and so so fun. Oh and they are quite inexpensive too!!! This is something you can do year in year out and kids will never tire of making their own Cress Head characters. In fact… you could have a competition […]

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Grass Caterpillars

| February 17, 2014 | 15 Comments
Grass Caterpillars

On my Facebook Page, I ask my readers to share their activities with us… Wendy  made these FANTASTIC Grass Caterpillars with her Gardening Group (check out our smaller Grass Heads too). She used the length of the leg of a pair of tights – each leg made three caterpillars… and: “I mixed a handful of […]

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How to Make Seed Bombs Recipe

| February 12, 2014 | 14 Comments
How to Make Seed Bombs Recipe

Making this Seed Bombs Recipe is quick and easy – it is a great gardening for kids activity and also makes a good gift that kids can make. You can actually make these at any time of year, but you “use” the seed bombs depending on the flower type you have chosen – usually early […]

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5 Thrifty Gardening Ideas

| April 13, 2013 | 14 Comments
5 Thrifty Gardening Ideas

This morning I “made” a super simple, super quick DIY Propagator and I just HAD to share it with you. And then I thought, hang on a minute… all our seedling growing and gardening is thrifty and upcycled – we have newspaper seedling pots and loo roll seedling pots and juice carton pots. So, I brought them […]

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Sewing Seeds & The ONE Campaign

| April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sewing Seeds & The ONE Campaign

As you know, we do like to get a little green crafty every so often. I love planting seeds with the children and experiencing the miracles of nature with them! Someone’s had a nibble! One year we made a photo log of our strawberries growing – with the final strawberry ending in Red Ted’s little […]

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Kids Crafts: Grass Heads

| April 4, 2012 | 72 Comments
Kids Crafts: Grass Heads

 Welcome back to Kids Get Crafty – this week we have our very special Grass Heads – Bill & Ben the Flowerpot men…. we made the grass heads about 3 weeks ago now.. and have been watching the hair grow and chop chop chopping it and trim trim trimming it off. Red Ted LOVES them! […]

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Kids Crafts: Making Mini Books & Garden Journals

| March 21, 2012 | 30 Comments
Kids Crafts: Making Mini Books & Garden Journals

Welcome to this week’s kids’s craft – Making Mini Books, which we turned into our Kids’ Garden Journal! First we dif some gardening and then we made some mini books out ONE sheet of paper (very cool and very exciting). This mini book will become the children’s “Garden Journal” (or simply use it as a […]

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Crafts Fun: Giving The Garden Shed A Makeover

| February 10, 2012 | 2 Comments
Crafts Fun: Giving The Garden Shed A Makeover

We have a “different” sort of guest post today – a fun idea of turning your garden shed into a creative space…  Crafts are great fun for kids, and they’re always keen for new ideas and new projects in which they can get themselves covered in paint. I’m sure at least some of the time, […]

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How to… Make Jar Terrarium

| January 27, 2012 | 26 Comments
How to… Make Jar Terrarium

Oooh I am so excited about this week’s Mason Jar Terrarium Tutorial – always fancied a mini garden in a jar? Well now is your “chance” to learn “how to”… It is a guest post from the gorgeous Jamie from Scissors & Steam. I have been wanting to make Terrarium with the children for a […]

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How to… make quick & easy Plant Markers (with your kids)

| March 25, 2011 | 32 Comments
How to… make quick & easy Plant Markers (with your kids)

This is almost one those – you just need to see the photo “How To”s and the job is done… really, it is super duper quick an easy, you can embellish and dress them up or down as much as you like and really make them you. You can make these with kids (even a […]

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How To… Get Started on a Recycled Container Garden (Guest Post)

| March 11, 2011 | 36 Comments
How To… Get Started on a Recycled Container Garden (Guest Post)

We have the lovely Chris visiting us again from Thinly Spread – where she writes about her appraoch to parenting, crafting, gardening and lots of lovely recipes! Check out her “Something for The Weekend” party for lots of weekend family ideas. Not only is Chris a fellow crafter (see her great Christmas Crackers she did […]

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story + art = great stART – Strawberries, Bears and Mice!

| June 30, 2010 | 23 Comments
story + art = great stART – Strawberries, Bears and Mice!

Once you have looked at the video below, you will see that we have been working on this post since April! So, the strawberry came first and then the book. With summer upon us, we have all just experienced the wonders of spring.  I wanted to capture some of this for Red Ted, so since […]

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How to… make seedling pots!

| March 20, 2010 | 25 Comments
How to… make seedling pots!

Well, it was “so much fun” making the Funky Party Bag vlog, that I wanted to do it “again, again”.  So here we are less than 2 days later with the “How to make Seedling Pots from Newspapers!”. You may have come across these before – often they try and sell you a funny little […]

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