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Waldorf Math Gnomes

| January 17, 2014 | 4 Comments
Waldorf Math Gnomes

I heard about Waldorf Math Gnomes many moons ago and it something that I have wanted to make for a while. I didn’t want to have to buy “special” wooden pegs – I love NOT using “special” supplies when crafting, so was thinking about how I could make these Waldorf Math Gnomes using ordinary materials.. […]

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Recycled Crayons: Valentine’s Gifts for Kids

| January 8, 2014 | 13 Comments
Recycled Crayons: Valentine’s Gifts for Kids

After the success of our Christmas Stars Gift that the kids made for their friends, they wanted another go this Valentine’s… well that was easy enough, we hadn’t used any of the other colours – so plenty of Crayons left to recycle. We made a mix of colours this time – blues, greens, reds, oranges […]

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Upcycled Fabric Craft Ideas

| January 7, 2014 | 4 Comments
Upcycled Fabric Craft Ideas

Our thrifty craft ideas continue (we have LOTS of Recycled Craft Ideas here on Red Ted Art). Earlier this month we shared our Cardboard Box Craft ideas with you and now it is time for some Fabric Craft Ideas. Clearly you can use ANY fabric going… but I love nothing better than upcycling those old […]

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20 Cardboard Box Craft Ideas

| January 2, 2014 | 8 Comments
20 Cardboard Box Craft Ideas

We have a bit of a love affair with Cardboard here on Red Ted Art. Similarly to Loo Rolls, it is a free and super versatile material and we have made so many toys from it that the kids love and play with all the time. With Christmas just over, we have an abundance of […]

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Pirate Crafts: Treasure Box & Pirate Boat

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Pirate Crafts: Treasure Box & Pirate Boat

Our love affair with our Pirate Toys continues. You may have seen them in our DIY Cardboard Pirate Boat and Egg Carton Treasure Box posts.  The children were given  more Pirate toys this Christmas. Pip Squeak got a little rowing boat with a treasure box and Red Ted got a little Cannon that fires cannon balls. […]

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Winter Small World Play

| December 26, 2013 | 1 Comment
Winter Small World Play

Small World Play is hugely popular among nurseries and “kid bloggers”. There is something irresistible about setting up small world scenarios to let your kids explore, feel and let their imagination run away with them. I love nothing more, than when my kids PLAY with all their crafty creations. And believe you me, we do! […]

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Toilet Roll Angels

| December 11, 2013 | 9 Comments
Toilet Roll Angels

The Toilet Roll Crafts season continues… this Winter we have had a TP Roll Rudolph, a TP Roll Santa and of course our TP Roll Snowmen (bowling). Busy indeed! Don’t forget our little TP Rolls 3 Kings, which would be a great addition to any nativity scene. I have “meaning to” to make TP Roll […]

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New Year’s Eve Craft: Champagne Cork Chairs

| December 6, 2013 | 1 Comment
New Year’s Eve Craft: Champagne Cork Chairs

Well.. if there was ever a time of year to pop that bottle of Champagne it is New Year’s Eve.. and if we are lucky Christmas. So this is the time of year, when we suddenly have a “surplus” of Champagne corks or similar. A cute craft to do with or for the kids are […]

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Toilet Roll Santa (Nikolo)

| November 1, 2013 | 8 Comments
Toilet Roll Santa (Nikolo)

The Toilet Roll Craft Mania continues. Clearly we either have too many toilet rolls in our house! But we still adore crafting with them, as they are ever the thrifty craft material for kids. So. After our Toilet Roll Rudolph and our Toilet Roll Snowmen, we now have a Toilet Roll Santa to share. In […]

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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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Fairy Wing Craft

| August 30, 2013 | 7 Comments
Fairy Wing Craft

Recently Netmums challenged us to get crafty with Cereal Box crafts. I love cereal box crafts ANYWAY, as it is such a free and versatile material and the timing was good, was I was thinking about a fairy wing craft for Pip Squeak anyway. Bring the two together and you have these lovely Cereal Box […]

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Summer Lanterns

| August 14, 2013 | 5 Comments
Summer Lanterns

Just before we ZOOMED off on holiday, my publisher asked me to run a crafty workshop at the Wilderness Festival. Workshops are a great way to “test run” Red Ted Art, Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids! in groups. Though, the book is designed for crafting in the family – where there is time for things […]

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Mason Jar Crafts

| August 1, 2013 | 12 Comments
Mason Jar Crafts

So… you know how we love get together and discuss craft ideas – today we share with you Jar Crafts – yep. How you can reuse or craft jars that you would normally throw away. We created a little video for you discussing all our ideas and I am sharing links to more specific “how […]

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Cork Craft Ideas

| June 13, 2013 | 1 Comment
Cork Craft Ideas

Recycled materials really are fun to craft with, we thought Cork Craft Ideas would be a great next project to explore. I am quite lucky that friends and relatives collect their corks for us, so we do have quite a cork stash!! Plenty of opportunity for making!! Crafty bloggers got together again, to create this […]

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