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Easy Salt Dough Keepsakes – Shell Pendant

| August 11, 2014 | 1 Comment
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 | 3 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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Rainbow Looms: Inverted Fishtail using your Fingers

| July 27, 2014 | 6 Comments
Rainbow Looms: Inverted Fishtail using your Fingers

Yes… it has finally happened… the rainbow loom craze has hit the Red Ted Art household. And todaye we have the Inverted Fishtail using your Fingers pattern to share with you. It took us a little longer to get there, as my kids are 4yrs and 6yrs old and though the 6yrs old can JUST […]

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Fairy Tale Craft – TP Roll Castle

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fairy Tale Craft – TP Roll Castle

Some of you may be aware that we have had LOTS of fun with Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes this year – we made some Goldilock Crafts, Little Red Riding Hood (invented by Pip Squeak), some Humpty Dumpties and 3 little pigs.. then we created a HUGE collection of both Fairy Tale Crafts and Nursery […]

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How to Make an Origami Lucky Star

| July 23, 2014 | 3 Comments
How to Make an Origami Lucky Star

Twinkle Twinkle Litte Star… and now it is time to make some of these adorable little Origami Lucky Stars. I am a bit rubbish at  Origami “in general”, as I am too impatient and not neat enough. But there are some great simple little Origami crafts that are great even for the likes of me! […]

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Pom Pom Owl Craft & 10 Gorgeous Owl Books

| July 16, 2014 | 5 Comments
Pom Pom Owl Craft & 10 Gorgeous Owl Books

I am under strict order of Pip Squeak (4yrs) to share this Pom Pom Owl Craft and write “Pom Pom Owl Craft by Pip Squeak ages 4yrs” for everyone to see on the internet. So here you… here is Pip Squeak’s Pom Pom Owl! We are quite some pom pom fans in our house right […]

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Paper Plate Flying Saucer Craft + 15 Books About Space

| July 10, 2014 | 5 Comments
Paper Plate Flying Saucer Craft + 15 Books About Space

Clearly I am TERRIBLY bias, but I do love the crafts that Pip Squeak brings home from nursery. Recently, they made these adorable Paper Plate Flying saucers – such a wonderfully “classic” craft for kids and the kids adored making them as part of the “space lesson plans”. I love how they made it easy […]

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Frozen Elsa Clothes Pin Doll

| July 7, 2014 | 5 Comments
Frozen Elsa Clothes Pin Doll

A few months ago, I was in Vienna doing a workshop to celebrate the launch of my book into German. I am so pleased to see it German print (some of you may remember that I am half Austrian!) and published by a fantastic German Publisher – Loewe Verlag. It forms part of a “Natur […]

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Pine Cone Owls

| June 30, 2014
Pine Cone Owls

We do have a soft spot for Owl crafts here on Red Ted Art and I particularly love combing “nature crafts” with this adorable animal.. A pine cone is a brilliant nature craft material all year round – our local park seems to always have some. It looks wonderful, is tactile and can be turned into […]

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Snail Crafts using Clay

| June 25, 2014 | 5 Comments
Snail Crafts using Clay

Ok, so today’s kids craft, I would call a little, uhm eccentric.. either you have to LOVE snails, or you have to be looking for an S for Ssssssnail craft (this is indeed a GREAT snail craft for preschoolers) or you are after an easy craft for kids using clay – especially since clay can […]

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Cute Owl Cupcakes

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Cute Owl Cupcakes

We love baking with the kids and we love getting crafty in the kitchen… especially when it comes to cookies and cupcakes (have you seen our easy to decorate 4th July Cookies? We had great fun making those). Today we have a “guest post” from Life At The Zoo,  were we LOVE to bake with […]

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World Cup Crafts – Poppy Cat Finger Football

| June 20, 2014 | 1 Comment
World Cup Crafts – Poppy Cat Finger Football

With the World Cup open us and Football (Soccer!) Fever hitting our school playgrounds and homes, we thought it would be fun to have a little football craft. And it is time to invite Poppy Cat back for a visit. Poppy Cat loves nothing better than playing with all her friends! She loves going to […]

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