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Flower and Leaf Crafts

| July 3, 2013 | 5 Comments
Flower and Leaf Crafts

Summer is such a lovely time of year – finally we get to spend more time outdoors and the trees and flowers around us are in full swing. My kids adore picking flowers (or more like weeds, I don’t let them pick everything) or collecting fallen petals and leaves. We are always careful not to […]

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Simple Bug Hotel for Kids

| June 26, 2013 | 25 Comments
Simple Bug Hotel for Kids

Both my kids adore digging around in the garden and exploring – finding ants and beetles and worms and bugs. So I knew it wouldn’t be long before we HAD to make a simple Bug Hotel with them. Our bug hotel is probably as simple and as easy as it gets – there are many […]

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Stone Owls

| June 19, 2013 | 20 Comments
Stone Owls

What a Hoot! Can you tell that we rather LOVE owls? Such a fabulous creature to inspire us to get crafty and make these Stone Owls. We chose brightly coloured pens to make them cheerful and fun.We love collecting stones. And we love crafting with stones. The cool smooth surface is just irresistible to hold. […]

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Flower Crowns & Flower Play

| May 22, 2013 | 11 Comments
Flower Crowns & Flower Play

Well… it really IS that time of year – the the trees are blooming, the daisies are sprouting and flowers and blossoms are appearing everywhere – and my little girl, simply cannot resist PLAYING WITH FLOWERS and this weekend we made some easy peasy Flower Crowns for her teddies. It all started many moons ago […]

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The Four Seasons – Spring Craft

| April 10, 2013 | 14 Comments
The Four Seasons – Spring Craft

Sooo. Some of you may know, that we now have a tradition of exploring The Four Seasons through an art project every year. This year’s seasons focuses on NATURE. We started the seasons a Winter picture made from sticks. Today’s focus is on the blossoming trees. If you feel inspired, here are our previous years […]

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10 Pine Cone Crafts

| March 28, 2013 | 7 Comments
10 Pine Cone Crafts

This week I have the pleasure of sharing 10 Pine Cone crafts with you – pine cones crafts for me are “the” nature craft to do. Pine cones are pretty. Pine cones are tactile. Pine cones are just wonderful – but what on earth to do with them? Pine cones are rather awkward to craft […]

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Kids Easter Crafts: Walnut Nests

| February 20, 2013 | 11 Comments
Kids Easter Crafts: Walnut Nests

I am so excited to share this week’s Kids Craft – our little walnut nests. Walnut crafts are just something I am rather partial too – they really remind me of my childhood and I love the “frugal ness” of saving the shell from walnuts you eat at home. To make these little nests, we […]

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Stone Craft Ideas!

| February 15, 2013 | 13 Comments
Stone Craft Ideas!

Stones – stones are another one those wonderful materials that you find anywhere and everywhere – be it in the woods, the beach or just the playground or car park. My kids love picking up stones and we love a nice stone craft when we get home. Personally, I find stones irresistibly tactile. You just can’t help […]

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Stick Craft Ideas

| February 7, 2013 | 24 Comments
Stick Craft Ideas

If you are like us, and ALWAYS collect sticks when you are out and about with the kids, you may also be like us and wonder what to make with sticks? So since our Google + Hangout Debut (remember, I told you all about Hangouts and how they work a while back), we decided a […]

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The Four Seasons – Winter Craft

| January 23, 2013 | 24 Comments
The Four Seasons – Winter Craft

Well, without meaning to, I set out 2 years ago and started The Four Seasons Craft tradition here on Red Ted Art! Each season, the kids and I do a “seasonal” picture along a certain theme. Bringing them all together at year end. Of course you can do our four seasons craft all in one […]

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Beachcombing in Cornwall

| November 8, 2012 | 1 Comment
Beachcombing in Cornwall

In Cornwall you never know what you might uncover on the coastline; the wide stretches of golden sands are strewn with wonderful treasures after high tide and the pebble ridges uncover a multitude of riches when they are churned and moved by the waves of the Atlantic and English Channel. Beachcombing provides endless fun on […]

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Kids Crafts: Chestnuts Crafts – Spiderwebs

| October 24, 2012 | 38 Comments
Kids Crafts: Chestnuts Crafts – Spiderwebs

One of my new “favourites sites” is Badut, especially as she is currently doing lovely Chestnuts crafts for kids one after another. Some I remember from my childhood others are quirkily new. The one she “reminded me of”, were today’s Chestnuts Spiderwebs. Last year The Imagination Tree also had a lovely set made with straw […]

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Kids Crafts: Pinecone Crafts – Fairies

| September 26, 2012 | 41 Comments
Kids Crafts: Pinecone Crafts – Fairies

Oh I we do love Autumn!!!! I think I have gushed about Autumn and Autumn crafts in a number of posts now… but I still can’t get enough. We love conkers, acorns, sticks and pinecones. We drag them all home and then we get crafty… A pinecone craft can be a little tricky – as […]

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Autumn Fairy Lights – Physalis Crafts

| September 21, 2012 | 26 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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