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Kids Crafts: Leaf Crown

| November 9, 2011 | 39 Comments
Kids Crafts: Leaf Crown

Hello again, welcome back to kids crafty and our leaf crowns this week… now… ever since working on the “Get Crafty with Nature” ebook, we have been wanting to make some leaf crowns. Red Ted loves collecting leaves and autumn has such beautiful colours, that this really is the best time of year. Lucky for […]

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How to… make Christmas Elves (from Pine Cones or Gumnuts)

| October 21, 2011 | 35 Comments
How to… make Christmas Elves (from Pine Cones or Gumnuts)

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 […]

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Kids Craft: Food Creatures

| October 19, 2011 | 36 Comments
Kids Craft: Food Creatures

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 […]

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Kids Crafts: Gumnut Octopus

| October 5, 2011 | 35 Comments
Kids Crafts: Gumnut Octopus

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 […]

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Kids Get Crafty: Chestnut Streamer Toy

| September 28, 2011 | 37 Comments
Kids Get Crafty: Chestnut Streamer Toy

‘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 […]

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Kids Get Crafty: Chestnut Crafts (Pencil Toppers)

| September 21, 2011 | 43 Comments
Kids Get Crafty: Chestnut Crafts (Pencil Toppers)

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 […]

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Kids Get Crafty – Acorn Animals

| September 14, 2011 | 50 Comments
Kids Get Crafty – Acorn Animals

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, […]

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Kids Crafts: Fairy House (or Woodland Elves House)

| August 24, 2011 | 40 Comments
Kids Crafts: Fairy House (or Woodland Elves House)

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 […]

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Get Crafty with Nature – eBook

| August 23, 2011 | 3 Comments
Get Crafty with Nature – eBook

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 […]

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Quick Kids Craft: Stick Men

| August 18, 2011 | 29 Comments
Quick Kids Craft: Stick Men

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 […]

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How to… make a Lavender Wand

| August 12, 2011 | 28 Comments
How to… make a Lavender Wand

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.

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Kids Craft: Indigenous Inspired Good Luck Stones

| August 10, 2011 | 43 Comments
Kids Craft: Indigenous Inspired Good Luck Stones

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 […]

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How to… make Sand Beads

| July 29, 2011 | 26 Comments
How to… make Sand Beads

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. […]

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Kids Crafts: Woodland People

| June 15, 2011 | 43 Comments
Kids Crafts: Woodland People

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 […]

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