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Kids Crafts: Matchbox Stone Pets

| August 15, 2012 | 49 Comments
Kids Crafts: Matchbox Stone Pets

My kids LOVE stones. We have stones stones stones everywhere. As you know we have already made Stone Ducks and Stone Monsters. And there is a Stone Family and some Stone Paperweights coming in my Kids Crafts Book. We needed something new. I wanted a craft that didn’t involved getting out the acrylics (acrylics are […]

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Kids Crafts: Butterfly Mobile

| June 6, 2012 | 23 Comments
Kids Crafts: Butterfly Mobile

As some of you may know, we have been watching caterpillars grow and transform into butterflies these past few weeks! Well, watching them grow and transform has been an exciting journey – culminating in us actually seeing one butterfly hatch. It was truly amazing and wonderful. I have photos to share for you, but they […]

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How To Press Flowers

| June 4, 2012 | 31 Comments
How To Press Flowers

Today we are looking at being “Creative with Flowers” – I decided to do our very first “How To Press Flowers” session with the children. Flower pressing is another on of those “childhood” classic crafts that you can have a go at – it is surprising how well some flowers do press (whilst, ahem, other don’t). So […]

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How to… Make Dandelion Soap

| May 18, 2012 | 19 Comments
How to… Make Dandelion Soap

Here is a lovely guest post from the Liz over at Me and My Shadow! As you know Liz has guest posted with me before with some lovely organza flowers. And now she is back with these great dandelion soaps – what a great way to “convert” what is a weed into something useful and […]

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Quick Craft: (More) Walnut Boats

| April 16, 2012 | 9 Comments
Quick Craft: (More) Walnut Boats

Yes yes yes… we have had walnut boats (click through to see that they do float!) before here on Red Ted Art.. but a child’s childhood can never have too many walnut boats. Surely?! They are easy peasy lemon squeasy to make and this time, I used up some multi coloured birthday candle left overs for […]

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Kids Crafts: Making Mini Books & Garden Journals

| March 21, 2012 | 30 Comments
Kids Crafts: Making Mini Books & Garden Journals

Welcome to this week’s kids’s craft – Making Mini Books, which we turned into our Kids’ Garden Journal! First we dif some gardening and then we made some mini books out ONE sheet of paper (very cool and very exciting). This mini book will become the children’s “Garden Journal” (or simply use it as a […]

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How to… Make Jar Terrarium

| January 27, 2012 | 26 Comments
How to… Make Jar Terrarium

Oooh I am so excited about this week’s Mason Jar Terrarium Tutorial – always fancied a mini garden in a jar? Well now is your “chance” to learn “how to”… It is a guest post from the gorgeous Jamie from Scissors & Steam. I have been wanting to make Terrarium with the children for a […]

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Kids Craft: 8 Rock Monsters & a Ladybird

| January 18, 2012 | 35 Comments
Kids Craft: 8 Rock Monsters & a Ladybird

Well.. today we deWelcome back to today’s Kids Crafts! Today, we have a super duper simple craft, but it is one that my children never tire of.. Stone Monsters!! Nice and easy and lots of fun! They are tactile, bright and suitable for all ages to have a go (just moderate what paint you use). […]

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Kids Crafts: Traditional Walnut Babies

| December 3, 2011 | 49 Comments
Kids Crafts: Traditional Walnut Babies

Hello! Today we share out little Walnut Babies (aka Walnuss Wiegenkinder or Walnussbaby), yet another classic German/ Austrian childhood craft. This is also very special edition of “Kids Get Crafty”, as it is part of the Kids Craft Group “Advent Calendar Activities”. A number of blogger friends have got together to create an activity a […]

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Quick Craft Post: Ice Colour Theory

| November 22, 2011 | 13 Comments
Quick Craft Post: Ice Colour Theory

A little while back on Boy Get Crafty I stumbled across this wonderful “ice colour experiment”. Being a huge fan of arts and crafts, I have taught Red Ted all about how yellow + blue turns into green… (The Englishman once doubted that if you mix blue and yellow play dough it would go green.. […]

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How To… Make (more) Christmas Elves

| November 11, 2011 | 21 Comments
How To… Make (more) Christmas Elves

Hello! Welcome back to this week’s How To… and this week we have even MORE Christmas Elves. I just couldn’t resist. The basic elf is the same as the ones I showed you a couple of weeks ago, but your materials are slightly different. This time instead of gumnuts and pine cones I used the […]

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Kids Crafts: Leaf Crown

| November 9, 2011 | 39 Comments
Kids Crafts: Leaf Crown

Hello again, welcome back to kids crafty and our leaf crowns this week… now… ever since working on the “Get Crafty with Nature” ebook, we have been wanting to make some leaf crowns. Red Ted loves collecting leaves and autumn has such beautiful colours, that this really is the best time of year. Lucky for […]

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How to… make Christmas Elves (from Pine Cones or Gumnuts)

| October 21, 2011 | 35 Comments
How to… make Christmas Elves (from Pine Cones or Gumnuts)

I love Autumn and I love Christmas! And I love that the two come together… Today I have our “Christmas Elf Babies” – some from Australia and some from our local park. I know we still in October, but I collected some gumnuts from Australia MONTHS ago and recently my son found some mini pine […]

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Kids Craft: Food Creatures

| October 19, 2011 | 36 Comments
Kids Craft: Food Creatures

Welcome back to Kids Get Crafty! Today we made lots of funny creatures from FOOD! Before you worry about any “wastage”… all food creatures came to harm in the end… and landed in the soup pot. Modelled with. Played with. And EATEN. Mwahahahahahaha. The mornings activity were inspired or more should I say encouraged by […]

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