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10 Egg Carton Crafts and Ideas

| March 13, 2013 | 21 Comments
10 Egg Carton Crafts and Ideas

With Easter coming up and our recent discussion around “Egg Craft Ideas“, we thought it would be fun to also get together and share some Egg Carton Crafts  - after all we all have them, and the Easter season sort is a fitting time to share our Egg Carton crafts! So we got together on […]

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Kids Craft: Easter Baskets

| March 6, 2013 | 37 Comments
Kids Craft: Easter Baskets

As mentioned already last week, we went to a little Hobbycraft event a couple of weeks ago and left totally inspired. Last week was all about decoupage for kids, this week is all about papier mache!! Basically, we saw some adorable little hen and bunny baskets for purchase and thought “ooh could MAKE that” and […]

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Bottle Top Craft Ideas

| February 22, 2013 | 5 Comments
Bottle Top Craft Ideas

Welcome back to another series of crafts – today we share our Bottle Top Craft Ideas – ideas from British crafty bloggers to suit a variety of age groups all using bottle tops – plastic ones or metals ones. We come together on Google+ for a crafty “hangout” – a bit like a skype or […]

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Kids Crafts: Fabric Jar Lanterns

| January 30, 2013 | 21 Comments
Kids Crafts: Fabric Jar Lanterns

Recycled crafts is all around us at the moment – I love recycling at the best of times, but feel like the new year is even more of a reason to start on an environmental and thrifty footing. These jars really look lovely all lit up and I can’t wait to use them outdoors in […]

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Super Quick DIY Stamps

| January 29, 2013 | 19 Comments
Super Quick DIY Stamps

I made these little stamps with the kids a while ago – they are super simple to make – are a great way to upcycle old bottle tops and have fun. Use them for making cards or wrapping paper create your own pictures! I think this is rapidly becoming one of those “childhood classic” crafts […]

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Scottie Door Stop & Free Dog Patterns

| January 18, 2013 | 65 Comments
Scottie Door Stop & Free Dog Patterns

Well ever since I saw Me and My Shadow’s home made door stop how to a few weeks ago, I have been obsessed with the idea of converting a pair of old (crazy) trousers that belong to The Englishman’s youth into a Scottie door stop. Dog patterns were surprisingly hard to find. Free dog patterns […]

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Recycled Crafts from Around The Web

| January 14, 2013 | 17 Comments
Recycled Crafts from Around The Web

And yes, my recycled craft mania continues. Earlier this month I shared 25 of Red Ted Art’s favourite recycled crafts, we revisited the 40 cardboard box crafts ideas round up and now, I wanted to take the opportunity to share some from “around” the web. – which is what the “Get Crafty” round ups where originally […]

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25 Recycled Crafts Inspiration

| January 2, 2013 | 14 Comments
25 Recycled Crafts Inspiration

There are two reasons why I am a great fan of recycled craft for kids and for the family – one we are reusing something that is regarded to be of little value. In a society that consumes and consumes and consumes, I think it is very important to stop and look for the value […]

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Chinese New Year Crafts: Mini Lanterns (from TP Rolls!)

| December 19, 2012 | 2 Comments
Chinese New Year Crafts: Mini Lanterns (from TP Rolls!)

Let’s celebrate Chinese New Year with this some Chinese New Year Crafts ! Every year the Chinese New Year will be on a different date, but it is usually late January to mid February. And I thought it would be nice to share another TP Roll craft… one that we made ages ago, but never shared […]

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Recycled Christmas Ornaments

| December 14, 2012 | 11 Comments
Recycled Christmas Ornaments

I made these recycled Christmas Ornaments “on a whim”, earlier in the week and thought I would share these with you today. Not only are they “recycled”, but they are also lovely keepsakes. The green Christmas Tree Ornament is made from one of Pip Squeak’s (stained) cardigans and the snowman is made from one Red […]

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Kids Craft: Santa Corks (& Santa Bowling)

| December 12, 2012 | 28 Comments
Kids Craft: Santa Corks (& Santa Bowling)

So! Today I have a quirky little craft that can go “two ways”: either you make our cute little Santa Craft and hang it up on your tree as an ornament. Or you make at least 6 of these and create your very own little Santa Craft bowling game. Which will it be? We set […]

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Papier Mache Christmas Baubles

| November 29, 2012 | 13 Comments
Papier Mache Christmas Baubles

Well.. I gave you a sneaky preview of these Christmas Baubles over on Life At The Zoo a week or so back. You gave it the thumbs up! So here is a quick how to for one our quirkier Christmas Ornament Ideas! They are made from papier mache, hence the wibbly wobbly shape. I love […]

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Kids Crafts: Easy Mushroom Cork Crafts

| October 31, 2012 | 27 Comments
Kids Crafts: Easy Mushroom Cork Crafts

This week we have some adorable cork mushrooms, a classic “cork crafts” idea  (you can also check our our simple cork boats). The kids painted them by themselves with my help. As you can imagine they are very simple to make and yet are great for some imaginative play! Then go off and make some […]

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Kids Crafts – Paper Roll Mermaids

| August 29, 2012 | 24 Comments
Kids Crafts – Paper Roll Mermaids

Well… I know we made a TP Roll Desk Tidy last week, but I still somehow felt that I had been neglecting our love for TP Rolls. Afterall, TP Rolls are one of Red Ted Art’s “signature” crafts!!! So, Red Ted and I thought we would have another go at “something”. I saw some pretty […]

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