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The Four Seasons – Winter Craft

| January 23, 2013 | 24 Comments
The Four Seasons – Winter Craft

Well, without meaning to, I set out 2 years ago and started The Four Seasons Craft tradition here on Red Ted Art! Each season, the kids and I do a “seasonal” picture along a certain theme. Bringing them all together at year end. Of course you can do our four seasons craft all in one […]

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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: Chestnuts Crafts – Spiderwebs

| October 24, 2012 | 38 Comments
Kids Crafts: Chestnuts Crafts – Spiderwebs

One of my new “favourites sites” is Badut, especially as she is currently doing lovely Chestnuts crafts for kids one after another. Some I remember from my childhood others are quirkily new. The one she “reminded me of”, were today’s Chestnuts Spiderwebs. Last year The Imagination Tree also had a lovely set made with straw […]

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Kids Crafts: Pinecone Crafts – Fairies

| September 26, 2012 | 41 Comments
Kids Crafts: Pinecone Crafts – Fairies

Oh I we do love Autumn!!!! I think I have gushed about Autumn and Autumn crafts in a number of posts now… but I still can’t get enough. We love conkers, acorns, sticks and pinecones. We drag them all home and then we get crafty… A pinecone craft can be a little tricky – as […]

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Autumn Fairy Lights – Physalis Crafts

| September 21, 2012 | 26 Comments
Autumn Fairy Lights – Physalis Crafts

Oooh one thing I really like in Autumn is that beautifully orange Physalis (aka Chinese Lantern or Japanese Lantern). It is bright orange, delicate (but not too delicate) and quirky. And I love it. But what to make from them? Have you got any favourite Physalis Crafts to share? Well.. I have not one but 3 […]

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Kids Crafts: Matchbox Stone Pets

| August 15, 2012 | 50 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 | 25 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 | 32 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 | 31 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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