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No Sew Horse Puppet

| January 23, 2014 | 10 Comments
No Sew Horse Puppet

Sooooo we have been thinking about The Year of The Horse for a couple of weeks now and I was determined to make some sort of Horse Craft with the kids… after much oohing and aaahing, we decided on a sock puppet – we used my hot glue gun to have avoid any sewing… which […]

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Waldorf Math Gnomes

| January 17, 2014 | 4 Comments
Waldorf Math Gnomes

I heard about Waldorf Math Gnomes many moons ago and it something that I have wanted to make for a while. I didn’t want to have to buy “special” wooden pegs – I love NOT using “special” supplies when crafting, so was thinking about how I could make these Waldorf Math Gnomes using ordinary materials.. […]

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Fairy (Matchbox) Postbox & Free Printable Envelopes

| January 11, 2014 | 8 Comments
Fairy (Matchbox) Postbox & Free Printable Envelopes

Some of you may know that we have had some Pixies visiting this Christmas. They arrived through our wonderfully pretty Magic Fairy Door at the beginning of December and kept us company right until 3 Kings Day! At this point our Pixies had to go home again. The kids of course, were sad to see […]

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Recycled Crayons: Valentine’s Gifts for Kids

| January 8, 2014 | 13 Comments
Recycled Crayons: Valentine’s Gifts for Kids

After the success of our Christmas Stars Gift that the kids made for their friends, they wanted another go this Valentine’s… well that was easy enough, we hadn’t used any of the other colours – so plenty of Crayons left to recycle. We made a mix of colours this time – blues, greens, reds, oranges […]

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Upcycled Fabric Craft Ideas

| January 7, 2014 | 4 Comments
Upcycled Fabric Craft Ideas

Our thrifty craft ideas continue (we have LOTS of Recycled Craft Ideas here on Red Ted Art). Earlier this month we shared our Cardboard Box Craft ideas with you and now it is time for some Fabric Craft Ideas. Clearly you can use ANY fabric going… but I love nothing better than upcycling those old […]

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20 Cardboard Box Craft Ideas

| January 2, 2014 | 9 Comments
20 Cardboard Box Craft Ideas

We have a bit of a love affair with Cardboard here on Red Ted Art. Similarly to Loo Rolls, it is a free and super versatile material and we have made so many toys from it that the kids love and play with all the time. With Christmas just over, we have an abundance of […]

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How to make a Knight’s Shield

| January 1, 2014 | 10 Comments
How to make a Knight’s Shield

So… with Christmas over.. and our house sprinkled with new toys and empty boxes it is definitely time to think frugal crafts – how can we upcycle our cardboard boxes? What can we make from all the big cardboard boxes in our house? One thing I have wanted to make for ages for Red Ted […]

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Pirate Crafts: Treasure Box & Pirate Boat

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Pirate Crafts: Treasure Box & Pirate Boat

Our love affair with our Pirate Toys continues. You may have seen them in our DIY Cardboard Pirate Boat and Egg Carton Treasure Box posts.  The children were given  more Pirate toys this Christmas. Pip Squeak got a little rowing boat with a treasure box and Red Ted got a little Cannon that fires cannon balls. […]

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Winter Small World Play

| December 26, 2013 | 1 Comment
Winter Small World Play

Small World Play is hugely popular among nurseries and “kid bloggers”. There is something irresistible about setting up small world scenarios to let your kids explore, feel and let their imagination run away with them. I love nothing more, than when my kids PLAY with all their crafty creations. And believe you me, we do! […]

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Toilet Roll Nativity – The Camel

| December 23, 2013 | 6 Comments
Toilet Roll Nativity – The Camel

Some of you may have seen our TP Roll Three Kings from a while back. Red Ted LOVES them and brings them out all the time for playing. Once we set up our “real nativity”, Red Ted shouted “we need a TP Roll Camel, pleeeeaaase can we make a camel?” How could I refuse such […]

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Recycled Crayons: Gifts Kids Can Make

| December 18, 2013 | 22 Comments
Recycled Crayons: Gifts Kids Can Make

Well, we are rapidly approaching those “last few days” to Christmas and are finishing off most of our Christmas Crafts for Kids, as well as Kids Christmas Cards. Both children said they wanted to make a gift for their friends.. so FINALLY (it only took me about 3 years to do so), we made recycled […]

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Toilet Roll Angels

| December 11, 2013 | 9 Comments
Toilet Roll Angels

The Toilet Roll Crafts season continues… this Winter we have had a TP Roll Rudolph, a TP Roll Santa and of course our TP Roll Snowmen (bowling). Busy indeed! Don’t forget our little TP Rolls 3 Kings, which would be a great addition to any nativity scene. I have “meaning to” to make TP Roll […]

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Christmas Jumper Craft Idea

| December 9, 2013 | 7 Comments
Christmas Jumper Craft Idea

If you are living in the UK, you may know that this week is Christmas Jumper Day – a day to celebrate Christmas and raise money for Save The Children. And the lovely people at Westfield are donating £10 for anyone that writes about Christmas Jumper Day and includes a Selfie (see below) of them […]

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New Year’s Eve Craft: Champagne Cork Chairs

| December 6, 2013 | 1 Comment
New Year’s Eve Craft: Champagne Cork Chairs

Well.. if there was ever a time of year to pop that bottle of Champagne it is New Year’s Eve.. and if we are lucky Christmas. So this is the time of year, when we suddenly have a “surplus” of Champagne corks or similar. A cute craft to do with or for the kids are […]

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