Well, it has been a fun 26 weeks! I cannot believe that we embarked on a Handprint Alphabet over 26 weeks ago (that is 6 months ago?! Wow). And what an alphabet journey it has been! We started off with an innocent A for Alien.. then a B for Bee.. and suddenly we were on [...]
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 [...]
Welcome back to Kids Get Crafty! Today we made lots of funny creatures from FOOD! Before you worry about any “wastage”… all food creatures came to harm in the end… and landed in the soup pot. Modelled with. Played with. And EATEN. Mwahahahahahaha. The mornings activity were inspired or more should I say encouraged by [...]
Hello! Welcome back to Kids Get Crafty! Today I have a gumnut craft for you.. a what? I hear you say.. yes, a gumnut – gumnuts are the “nut” from the Eucalyptus tree – and are very common in Australia. In Australia?! But I don’t live in Australia! I hear you exclaim. I know. I [...]
‘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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Hello welcome back to Kids Get Crafty! Having made our Nature Bag last week, we have been collecting even more “nature things” to craft with on our visits to the park and playground. Even in our very urban environment nature is all around us and we have been making lots of lovely things! One such thing were [...]
Since launching Time on Your Hands (Loo Roll Crafts for Throughout the Year) back in December 2010, this wonderful Nature ebook has been brewing.. Each month, Red Ted and I ventured out into the great outdoors, collected some nature things, sticks, stones, leaves and then came home and Got Crafty. And *finally* we have it finished [...]
What crafts to make with sticks? Easy! Remember our Stick Men from ages ago? Well we made more! Pip Squeak had a go too – you can see the one with the squished fabric! She added tons of glue and squished it on. I think it looks rather lovely and robe like!! Red Ted now [...]
Welcome back to this week’s how to.. Today I bring you “How to make Lavender Wands” – or Lavendelstäbe – another little left over from my (Germanic) “teen-hood”. I think I like the “lavender wand” name more – makes it sound all fairy like. I made two today and immediately they were “claimed” by Red Ted and his playdate. A scented wand each. Perfect.
How to make quick and easy lavender wands. Lavendelstäbe bastel anleitung.
As some of you may know, I recently had a very short trip to Australia! I am fortunate enough that I was able to go down under for a lovely friend’s gorgeous and fun wedding and that my family where able to stay behind and look after the children. Lucky me. Although I had a [...]
Hello Welcome back to this week’s tutorial: How to Make Sand Beads! That is right making beads, from more or less JUST SAND! I first had the idea whilst having a twitter chat about plaster of paris (don’t ask) and I suddenly wondered whether it was “possible”… There seemed to be “very little” out there. [...]
Welcome back to Kids Get Crafty! This is a very special kids crafts post – as it was called about by Rashmie from Mommy Labs. As part of World Environment Day (5 June) she wanted to celebrate and get us celebrating by creating a Forest Craft. A great opportunity to talk to our children about [...]
Welcome to Weather Get Crafty – the crafty carnival that brings you weather themed crafts and tutorials from around the web! I was a “little” worried that we may not have enough weather inspired crafts… but once again you all proved me wrong.. from the simplest toddler crafts to advanced sewers tutorial hopefully you will [...]