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Easy Salt Dough Recipe: Toy Bakery

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Easy Salt Dough Recipe: Toy Bakery

Yes, you can tell that we have been busy with salt dough recently, right?! It is easy to make up a big batch of either plain or coloured salt dough and then store it for a couple of weeks and use it up a bit at a time. Today, we used the traditional plain salt […]

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Nature Play Ideas – only nature needed

| July 3, 2014 | 6 Comments
Nature Play Ideas – only nature needed

So, the Summer Holidays are upon us. The long warm days stretch ahead of us and the kids will be running riot. On our last holiday, we decided to take some books, pens & notebad, a pack of cards and nothing else. Our kids are 6yrs and 4yrs old. We brought no toys. We decided […]

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Nature Play Ideas – Playing Shop

| May 18, 2014
Nature Play Ideas – Playing Shop

We love exploring nature and we love nothing more than PLAYING with nature. So we have created a mini series of Nature Play Ideas for you. Simple ways to explore and enjoy nature together – “No added extras” needed. Explore, collect play, and when you are done, leave things were you found them (or bring […]

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Nature Play Ideas: Creative Play

| May 16, 2014
Nature Play Ideas: Creative Play

Our nature play series continues. Already we are on day 7! A week’s full of nature play ideas to keep you busy (hopefully). As mentioned previously, the nature play series is all about enjoying your natural environment with your kids more. Giving you ideas of games you can play or activities you can do whilst […]

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Nature Play Ideas: Construct

| May 15, 2014
Nature Play Ideas: Construct

Nature is such a wonderful thing for you and the kids to experience. I love to encourage my kids to explore and to find and for us to collect all sorts of nature items from our walks (within reason of course!). We even sewed some little nature bags for us to collect our finds in […]

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Nature Play Ideas: Pinecone Bowling

| May 14, 2014
Nature Play Ideas: Pinecone Bowling

We love nature and I love encouraging my children to enjoy nature. We are always collecting sticks and stones, much to The Englishman’s dismay (they end up all overthe house). But I just can’t resist them. Tactile, beautiful and well, simply nature. This time round, I decided to come up with a number of nature […]

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Nature Play Ideas: Treasure Hunt

| May 13, 2014
Nature Play Ideas: Treasure Hunt

Welcome back for some more Nature Play Ideas – our little nature play mini series that we are sharing with you after our family holiday. Where the kids got busy collecting nature items and then playing with them LOTS! I captured some of our activity and thought I would share them with you. The idea […]

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Nature Play Ideas – Building a Cairn

| May 11, 2014
Nature Play Ideas – Building a Cairn

Welcome back to Day 2 of our Nature Play mini series – sharing nature play ideas from our recent holidays. Our first idea we shared was all about counting & sorting things. Today, we are stacking and construction! My kids LOVE being outdoors, which is wonderful, as it is what childhood should all be about. […]

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Nature Play Ideas – Counting & Sorting

| May 10, 2014
Nature Play Ideas – Counting & Sorting

Recently, we went on holiday! Yay to holidays. We have a tendency for stay-cations or “just” visiting family. On this holiday, we went to Cyprus – we have never been there before and it was nice to go somewhere different. Whilst out there we went to the beach and for lovely rocky-rugget terrain walks. We […]

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Design Your Own House (Paper House Printable)

| April 23, 2014 | 5 Comments
Design Your Own House (Paper House Printable)

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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Impromptu Pirate Boat

| June 28, 2013 | 5 Comments
Impromptu Pirate Boat

As you know, here on Red Ted Art, we like to get the paint out, the glue and all the craft materials and make our things look “finished”…. either papier mache or a nice layer of acrylic to make things look “just so”. Well.. frequently, we also have our “impromptu crafts” – basically, odd items […]

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Flower Crowns & Flower Play

| May 22, 2013 | 11 Comments
Flower Crowns & Flower Play

Well… it really IS that time of year – the the trees are blooming, the daisies are sprouting and flowers and blossoms are appearing everywhere – and my little girl, simply cannot resist PLAYING WITH FLOWERS and this weekend we made some easy peasy Flower Crowns for her teddies. It all started many moons ago […]

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Weekly Photo: Post Party Playdough Play

| February 9, 2012 | 6 Comments
Weekly Photo: Post Party Playdough Play

Aaah I couldn’t resist sharing this photo with you! After our Cars Party Bonanza yesterday, we “rescued” all the cake decorations (flags and candles basically) and taking our Party Bag Playdough gift, Pip Squeak has been making cake, singing Happy Birthday to Mummy and blowing out candles: What is your favourite Playdough Play? ┬áLinking to

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Weekly Photo: We Played and We Played.

| August 27, 2011 | 2 Comments
Weekly Photo: We Played and We Played.

Aaah, a lovely day at the Wetland Centre in Putney, London. We played with water. We walked. We saw baby ducks (two kinds!). We walked. We had some juice. We PLAYED!!!! And we PLAYED!!!! And we PLAYED! We explored. We climbed. We PLAYED! Lovely day! And I was complimented on Pip Squeak’s lovely Strawberry Bandana […]

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