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Egg Carton Crafts: Treasure Box

| July 31, 2013 | 15 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 | 20 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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20 Boat Craft Ideas – Summer Fun!

| June 8, 2013 | 4 Comments
20 Boat Craft Ideas – Summer Fun!

Our “video” series continues – today crafty bloggers share their favourite Boat Craft Ideas with you. Boats are a wonderfully fun activity for kids to take part in. Design them. Make them. Then see how well they float! To me, making boats are all about “childhood memories”. I hope my kids look back one day, […]

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Puzzle Coasters – Gifts Kids Can Make

| June 8, 2013 | 6 Comments
Puzzle Coasters – Gifts Kids Can Make

If you are looking to recycle old puzzles or for gifts kids can make – be it for Father’s Day or Christmas – check out these simple but lovely coasts. I think coasters make a great “gift for dad” in general and there many variations on them. And they are super simple to make! Materials: […]

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Margarine Tub Tug Boat Craft

| June 5, 2013 | 24 Comments
Margarine Tub Tug Boat Craft

Ask the kids get bigger, they become more demanding.. they wanted a MOVING self propelled Boat Craft. Yep a self propelled one. Making self propelled “things” I think are great fun for kids and very exciting indeed. So we had a go. Using old margarine tubs, a yogurt pot and some craft sticks…. Pop over […]

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Cardboard Tube Minibeasts

| May 29, 2013 | 16 Comments
Cardboard Tube Minibeasts

I have challenged the kids and myself to work with cardboard tubes again more – yes, the humble loo roll, is such a great (virtually free) and versatile craft material it would seem rude not to! Much to my dismay the UK have started manufacturing NARROW tubes. Can you believe it?! I guess it is […]

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10+ Puzzle Craft Ideas

| May 10, 2013 | 4 Comments
10+ Puzzle Craft Ideas

Well…. I think you can safely say that we all “have one” – a puzzle with one infuriating little piece MISSING! Argh. So annoying and making the puzzle is just no fun when you know something is missing. So what to do with the remaining pieces? Just throw them away? NO! The crafty bloggers got […]

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Puzzle Pieces Crafts: Snowflakes

| May 8, 2013 | 12 Comments
Puzzle Pieces Crafts: Snowflakes

So.. I was challenged to come up with some Puzzle Pieces Craft ideas.. we all have puzzles with the odd pieces missing. Rather than throw away that puzzle, think of all the puzzle crafts you could make! A tricky one at first, but the more you get into it, the more ideas come to you! […]

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Juice Carton Houses

| May 8, 2013 | 19 Comments
Juice Carton Houses

These juice (or milk) carton houses caught my eye a couple of years ago. I think the ones I saw were made from the small milk cartons you get for drinking in schools. But I am afraid, that I can’t for the life of me find the original post! Since then, though I have seen […]

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How To Make a Guitar with Kids

| May 1, 2013 | 21 Comments
How To Make a Guitar with Kids

Well… I say “how to make a guitar with kids” and a guitar we did make. But this is a musical instrument in the most generous sense – it DOES play different notes (we will try and explain the science behind it for you over on Life At The Zoo), but clearly this will not […]

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Kids Crafts: 3 Kings

| April 24, 2013 | 27 Comments
Kids Crafts: 3 Kings

Yes… that is right, Easter has barely gone and “already” we are making Three Wise Men! Well and a king and a queen and a princess… I think Easter and the Easter story brought Christmas back to front of mind and Red Ted asked if we could make some King. I am not sure of […]

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