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Day of the Dead: Skulls

| October 7, 2013 | 2 Comments
Day of the Dead: Skulls

You may have seen our Day of the Dead Skulls earlier in the week, where we looked at the meaning behind the Day of the Dead and created our own celebratory skulls made from stones. The kids loved the process and wanted to make MORE. So we had another quick go.. but this time painting […]

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Halloween Craft: Easy Pinata / Goodie Bag

| September 12, 2013 | 15 Comments
Halloween Craft: Easy Pinata / Goodie Bag

Now… I can’t go on enough about how much I love crafting with TP Rolls. There are TP Roll Crafts this and TP Roll Crafts that… and of course there are TP Roll BATS! Clearly, these have done before, they are like TP Roll Owls and TP Roll People… but, what I love about OUR […]

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Daily Creativity: Junk Modelling

| September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Daily Creativity: Junk Modelling

Welcome back to our little creative challenges, getting you and your kids to do more creative, but easy and open ended projects.  The idea behind “Daily Creativity“, is that you nurture you child’s creativity, with simple projects, requiring little set up time from you, as well as little intervention (just make sure they don’t eat […]

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Melted Crayon Rocks: Gifts That Kids Can Make

| September 9, 2013 | 8 Comments
Melted Crayon Rocks: Gifts That Kids Can Make

 Here is a post that I have been meaning to share for AAAAGES, part of the recent “Gifts That Kids Can Make” series of ideas: Crayon Rocks. These make excellent paper weights and are a lovely gift to any family friend of relative. As you can see we have made several. Not only do they […]

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Doodle Owls

| September 6, 2013 | 4 Comments
Doodle Owls

Many moons ago we made some simple TP Roll Owls using, well a tp roll (aka toilet paper roll) and some pumpkin seed and lentil TP Roll Owl – which we loved making as it was just so Autumn! This year, I was getting ready for our Autumn craft hangouts and thought “Ooooh we need a […]

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Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Mummies

| September 2, 2013 | 6 Comments
Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Mummies

I am running a short series of Halloween Costumes that kids can make. There is nothing like BEING prepared.. but if you are NOT prepared, then these costumes should STILL come in handy, as they are quick and easy, as well as very inexpensive to make. I was tasked by the UK newspaper The Times […]

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Fairy Wing Craft

| August 30, 2013 | 7 Comments
Fairy Wing Craft

Recently Netmums challenged us to get crafty with Cereal Box crafts. I love cereal box crafts ANYWAY, as it is such a free and versatile material and the timing was good, was I was thinking about a fairy wing craft for Pip Squeak anyway. Bring the two together and you have these lovely Cereal Box […]

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Summer Lanterns

| August 14, 2013 | 5 Comments
Summer Lanterns

Just before we ZOOMED off on holiday, my publisher asked me to run a crafty workshop at the Wilderness Festival. Workshops are a great way to “test run” Red Ted Art, Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids! in groups. Though, the book is designed for crafting in the family – where there is time for things […]

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Mason Jar Crafts

| August 1, 2013 | 12 Comments
Mason Jar Crafts

So… you know how we love get together and discuss craft ideas – today we share with you Jar Crafts – yep. How you can reuse or craft jars that you would normally throw away. We created a little video for you discussing all our ideas and I am sharing links to more specific “how […]

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Egg Carton Crafts: Treasure Box

| July 31, 2013 | 16 Comments
Egg Carton Crafts: Treasure Box

So. This little egg carton craft – our treasure box – came about all “by accident”. We were on holiday and Pip Squeak needed a new set of hair bands and hair clips… so off I went and bought her some. When we got home we needed to keep them safe. Someone grabbed an egg […]

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Impromptu Pirate Boat

| June 28, 2013 | 5 Comments
Impromptu Pirate Boat

As you know, here on Red Ted Art, we like to get the paint out, the glue and all the craft materials and make our things look “finished”…. either papier mache or a nice layer of acrylic to make things look “just so”. Well.. frequently, we also have our “impromptu crafts” – basically, odd items […]

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Boredom Buster Crafts

| June 28, 2013 | 7 Comments
Boredom Buster Crafts

As you know we absolutely LOVE crafting with the kids and of course this post is all about crafts! We particularly love crafts that you can do with “items from around the house” – perfect for that last minute boredom busters. Netmums challenged some crafty bloggers and I to share our favourite crafts with you […]

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Cork Craft Ideas

| June 13, 2013 | 1 Comment
Cork Craft Ideas

Recycled materials really are fun to craft with, we thought Cork Craft Ideas would be a great next project to explore. I am quite lucky that friends and relatives collect their corks for us, so we do have quite a cork stash!! Plenty of opportunity for making!! Crafty bloggers got together again, to create this […]

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Cork Crafts – Knights

| June 12, 2013 | 21 Comments
Cork Crafts – Knights

Today we are looking at Cork Crafts. I love getting crafty ideas from all sorts of places – above all my friends – this particular idea came from a friend I used to go to “German Playgroup” with and she suggested these adorable Cork Knights. I caught up with her recently and she kindly cooed […]

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