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Juice Carton Crafts – Simple Snack Box

Juice Carton Crafts – Simple Snack Box

| May 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

We do love a challenge! And we challenged ourselves to come up with a variety of Juice Carton crafts! The great thing about juice cartons (or milk cartons for that matter0 are it’s distinct properties: they are waterproof and they usally have a certain elongated shape (and often the little trianglur house shape “on top”). […]

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Kids Get Arty: Exploring Mike Kelley for Kids

Kids Get Arty: Exploring Mike Kelley for Kids

| April 30, 2014 | 8 Comments

Finally, we are back with another “Great Artists for Kids” project! We are a little late with this one, though we did do the project a while back. This month’s Great Artist we are focussing on, is American popular culture artist Mike Kelley. Mike Kelley is a great modern day artist to explore with kids, […]

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Poppy Cat Crafts: TP Roll Puppets

Poppy Cat Crafts: TP Roll Puppets

| April 28, 2014 | 4 Comments

Hooray, we do love Poppy Cat! And we are rather excited to say that over the coming months we will be regularly creating some special crafts to go with Poppy Cat and her friends hooray. The creators of Poppy Cat asked us to help “make everyday adventures more extraordinary” and as we LOVE using every […]

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Inspirational Projects

Inspirational Projects

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

As some of you know, I went to a Cricut Explore launch day a couple of weeks ago. I was uncertain as to what I thought about the Circut Explore before hand (after all, I love making things from scratch), but I came away excited and enthused about the possibilities. There are two things that I […]

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Getting Crafty in the Garden with Outspiration

Getting Crafty in the Garden with Outspiration

| April 28, 2014 | 19 Comments

Sooo, we don’t have a big garden, but we do have a much loved garden. With two young children, you can imagine – that a garden is hugely important. About a year ago, we converted what was a wonderful little “secret garden”, great for lazy Sunday afternoon BBQs and a glass of Pimms, into a […]

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Cricut Explorer Review – Die Cutting at its Best!

Cricut Explorer Review – Die Cutting at its Best!

| April 24, 2014 | 5 Comments

When I was asked by the team at Cricut HQ whether or not I wanted to take a peak at the Cricut Explore, I was EXCITED… I was excited for two main reasons – firstly, I had heard that it cuts fabric (ooooh) and secondly I had heard, that you can use your VERY OWN […]

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Design Your Own House (Paper House Printable)

Design Your Own House (Paper House Printable)

| April 23, 2014 | 5 Comments

My kids love making little houses for their toys.. sometimes they use the lego bricks, other times, a little bit of tupperware, and some times a pile of stones….. I thought they would enjoy DESIGNING their very own house those. So I created this super simple and straight forward printable. Then I printed them off […]

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Button Craft Ideas

Button Craft Ideas

| April 22, 2014 | 10 Comments

This week we are looking at yet another lovely craft material: BUTTONS and Button Crafts. Buttons is something that I have always loved, ever since I was a child. I remember my grandmother having this box of buttons, that I could spend HOURS sorting through. It contained these tiniest of buttons with three tiny holes, […]

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Easter Craft for Preschoolers: Hen & Chick Nest

Easter Craft for Preschoolers: Hen & Chick Nest

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here is an adorable craft I stumbled across amongst my German friends… make a Hen & Chick Nest from Egg Cartons, Eggs and a lovely little hen printable! I love this Easter Craft, as it is great for Preschoolers too – nothing too tricky, save for cutting out the hen, but you can help them […]

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Minion Crafts – Weebles made from Kindersurprise Egg Capsules!

Minion Crafts – Weebles made from Kindersurprise Egg Capsules!

| April 16, 2014 | 11 Comments

We have been meaning to make this Minion Craft for AAAAAGES. We have been collecting Kindersurprise Egg capsules for weeks now, and making sure that we are stocked up on Googley eyes, which are just perfect for any Minion Craft. With the Easter holidays upon us, we finally have enough time to get on with […]

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Paper Plate Crafts

Paper Plate Crafts

| April 16, 2014 | 5 Comments

If you are a regular reader of Red Ted Art, you will have spotted some Paper Plate crafty explosion recently.. we have been making Paper Plate Spring Nests and have been doing some Paper Plate weaving, as well as making little Easter Baskets/ “handbags” (though these are ostentatiously for Easter, they actually work really well as […]

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Paper Plate Weaving How To

Paper Plate Weaving How To

| April 16, 2014 | 17 Comments

I have to confess, that there are not “many paper plate crafts” on Red Ted Art yet. I am not sure why, but paper plates are not something we have in our house. But it was it was time to change that……… especially as it is such a fun material to work with. The first […]

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Food Dye Coloured Easter Eggs

Food Dye Coloured Easter Eggs

| April 15, 2014 | 11 Comments

The lovely people from 3M recently challenged me to come up with some fun crafts using Scotch Magic Tape and it’s special properties. Scotch Magic Tape is a  wonderful tape – that is instantly repositionable, has a great matt finish that you can write on with a pencil or pen, won’t yellow or go brittle […]

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Paper Plate Nest – Crafts for Preschoolers

Paper Plate Nest – Crafts for Preschoolers

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

You may have noticed that we are having a little Paper Plate Crafts session in our house. Basically, we had a stack left over and need to get crafty with them. As we are still in Easter and Spring Crafts mode, we thought a cute little Paper Plate Nest craft would be in order. It […]

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