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Creative Creatures – Owl Kite & Book Review

| February 19, 2013 | 8 Comments
Creative Creatures – Owl Kite & Book Review

Even though my own kids craft book is about to launch, I can’t resist taking a peak at other people’s craft books. I just love love love browsing craft books and finding new ideas and inspirations to try out. Today, I have a wonderful book called Creative Creatures by Donna Wilson. Rather excitingly, I am […]

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Quick Valentine’s Day Card

| February 11, 2013 | 5 Comments
Quick Valentine’s Day Card

Need a last minute and super quick Valentine’s Day Card? Well… here is a super simple idea for you – it takes less than 2 minutes to make and looks great (well, I think so!!). Materials: card stock, coloured paper  or card or craft foam, **LOVE HEARTS**, PVA glue 1) Simple fold your card into […]

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Superhero Cupcake Toppers

| February 6, 2013 | 9 Comments
Superhero Cupcake Toppers

When you have a boy in the house, it is quite likely that you will have a superhero party at some point or another (having said that I do know one little girl who LOVES being superman too). Anyway, so superhero party it is. And with that we need some superhero party ideas and superhero […]

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Kids Crafts: Easy Pom Pom Bunnies

| February 6, 2013 | 31 Comments
Kids Crafts: Easy Pom Pom Bunnies

I have been waiting and waiting and waiting to make pom poms with the kids for absolutely ages. I wasn’t sure when they would have the dexterity to do it. So, when I saw the fun “fork poms poms” making the internet rounds, I thought the same principle could be applied to a piece of […]

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Scottie Door Stop & Free Dog Patterns

| January 18, 2013 | 82 Comments
Scottie Door Stop & Free Dog Patterns

Well ever since I saw Me and My Shadow’s home made door stop how to a few weeks ago, I have been obsessed with the idea of converting a pair of old (crazy) trousers that belong to The Englishman’s youth into a Scottie door stop. Dog patterns were surprisingly hard to find. Free dog patterns […]

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DIY Wrapping Paper – Simple Snowflake

| December 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
DIY Wrapping Paper – Simple Snowflake

As you know, we always seem to need “last minute” wrapping paper here and there. So when we needed to wrap this present.. we recycled some tissue paper (the type that shops wrap your purchases in), added some red baker’s twine and then used some red paper scraps to make a snowflake. Literally strips of […]

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Chinese New Year Crafts: Lantern Fairy Lights

| December 18, 2012 | 10 Comments
Chinese New Year Crafts: Lantern Fairy Lights

Here is another one of the classic Chinese New Year crafts for kids – lanterns made from a sheet of paper (and in this case a glass and a candle or set of fairy lights! Your choice).  Have distinct memories of making these for Fasching in primary school, but of course they are also a […]

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Recycled Christmas Ornaments

| December 14, 2012 | 11 Comments
Recycled Christmas Ornaments

I made these recycled Christmas Ornaments “on a whim”, earlier in the week and thought I would share these with you today. Not only are they “recycled”, but they are also lovely keepsakes. The green Christmas Tree Ornament is made from one of Pip Squeak’s (stained) cardigans and the snowman is made from one Red […]

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Papier Mache Christmas Baubles

| November 29, 2012 | 13 Comments
Papier Mache Christmas Baubles

Well.. I gave you a sneaky preview of these Christmas Baubles over on Life At The Zoo a week or so back. You gave it the thumbs up! So here is a quick how to for one our quirkier Christmas Ornament Ideas! They are made from papier mache, hence the wibbly wobbly shape. I love […]

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Quick DIY Wrapping Paper 2

| October 24, 2012 | 12 Comments
Quick DIY Wrapping Paper 2

Well.. I did say we had hit Birthday Party season here at Red Ted HQ. And since our last Birthday Party (5 days ago). when I needed some emergency DIY Wrapping Paper, we still haven’t had the chance to get some more wrapping paper, and the next party is TOMORROW. Yikes. Our Car Print Potato […]

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How To… Tissue Paper Halloween Lanterns

| October 5, 2012 | 9 Comments
How To… Tissue Paper Halloween Lanterns

I think you will all believe me to be Paper Mache crazy at the moment! Yes, we have had a number of paper mache posts recently, but THIS craft, we actually made LAST year. We made it for St Martin’s Day and Halloween – a nice way for us to bring our Austrian and British […]

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How To… Make a Easy Halloween Costumes Ideas: PIRATE

| September 27, 2012 | 12 Comments
How To… Make a Easy Halloween Costumes Ideas: PIRATE

Well.. yes! I am back, with ANOTHER easy Halloween costumes idea – this time a cute Pirate Tutu… did you see our Witch Costume? Well.. same principle. And we are joining in the Halloween Blog Hop! Come link up Halloween crafts below!   Tulle pattern: Red, Red, White, Red, Red, Black, Red, Red, White…. Check out our […]

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How To… Make Easy Halloween Costumes – WITCH

| September 23, 2012 | 24 Comments
How To… Make Easy Halloween Costumes – WITCH

Well, my kids are slowly getting into the whole “dress up thing” and last year they enjoyed going Trick or Treating for Halloween for thee first time. We kept it simple costume wise. This year I needed some easy Halloween costume ideas for myself. And then I remembered the wonderful easy Tutu craft Guest post […]

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Autumn Fairy Lights – Physalis Crafts

| September 21, 2012 | 29 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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