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Alternative Gift Ideas: Craft Box

| September 14, 2013 | 32 Comments
Alternative Gift Ideas: Craft Box

I don’t know about you, but out house is full of toys! Toys toys toys. And it is with a little dread that we head into our Birthday and Christmas season – it means yet more toys! Of course I want my children to have wonderful Birthdays and presents form a big part of this. […]

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Foraging Tips, Tricks and Recipes

| September 13, 2013 | 5 Comments
Foraging Tips, Tricks and Recipes

A slightly more unusual topic for us here at Red Ted Art, but one that I LOVE: Foraging – going into the great outdoors with empty buckets and containers.. and coming back with nature’s gifts of blackberries, apples, elderberry and whatever else you can find! Foraging is a wonderful activity to do with kids. Helps […]

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Halloween Crafts Ideas Hangout

| September 13, 2013 | 3 Comments
Halloween Crafts Ideas Hangout

The Autumn crafting season is filled with wonder and excitement. As you know, I LOVE this time of year, for it’s nature crafts and Autumn colours. But of course, Autumn also brings Halloween! And with Halloween there are LOTS of opportunities for some Halloween Crafts to do with the kids. Get the kids involved making […]

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Halloween Craft: Easy Pinata / Goodie Bag

| September 12, 2013 | 10 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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Bath Bomb Recipe – Gifts Kids Can Make

| September 11, 2013 | 42 Comments
Bath Bomb Recipe – Gifts Kids Can Make

We have been planning to make Bath Bombs since the beginning of the year. After all, they are such a great gift for Mother’s Day. But clearly didn’t get round to it (again – so much to do, so much to make, not enough time!). One of the reasons, is that many Bath Bomb Recipes […]

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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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12 Autumn Crafts Ideas & a Hangout

| September 6, 2013 | 5 Comments
12 Autumn Crafts Ideas & a Hangout

Welcome back to our series of crafty videos – sharing craft ideas from a number of craft bloggers on a certain topic. This week we looked at Autumn Crafts. I love Autumn, for me Autumn is when family crafting really begins. The days get shorter and cooler, you start to spend more time indoors. Nature […]

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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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Daily Creativity: Mix Media

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Daily Creativity: Mix Media

You may have seen some of our “Daily Creativity” posts before – they are simple posts showing different but VERY SIMPLE ways that you can nurture and develop the creativity in your children. The idea is to do things regularly – but simple. So that you don’t tear your hair out worrying about “set up” […]

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10+1 No Sew Costume Craft Ideas

| September 4, 2013 | 4 Comments
10+1 No Sew Costume Craft Ideas

We do love getting dressed up and I do love making the kids’ some fancy dress costumes myself. Halloween Fancy Dress is a great time to get creative with the kids. Don’t invest in expensive costumes, that they quickly grow out of, but make some of these easy No Sew Costume Ideas many of which […]

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Walnut Owls

| September 4, 2013 | 15 Comments
Walnut Owls

We love Walnut Crafts – walnuts are one of my favourite “craft materials” ever (I may be fibbing there, I am rather partial to Toilet Roll Crafts too) – and probably this stems from early childhood memories of making walnut boats and walnut babies…. Walnut crafts are also part of Autumn for me – as […]

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30 Art Projects for Kids – Exploring the Great Artists

| September 3, 2013 | 11 Comments
30 Art Projects for Kids – Exploring the Great Artists

We have been running a Kids Get Arty challenge now for well over a year. Every couple of months, we challenge you to look at a real artist with your child, discuss their work and then be inspired by their technique or inspiration to create your Art Projects for Kids. It has been a wonderful […]

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Paper Mask Craft

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Paper Mask Craft

The final of our recent “fancy dress” ideas that you can make with kids. Lots of no sew costumes, that should sort you out for any upcoming Fancy Dress party of Halloween. With these simple masks, you can be ANYTHING you like, and let your imagination go wild with these simple paper masks, all made […]

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