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Puzzle Coasters – Gifts Kids Can Make

| June 8, 2013 | 6 Comments
Puzzle Coasters – Gifts Kids Can Make

If you are looking to recycle old puzzles or for gifts kids can make – be it for Father’s Day or Christmas – check out these simple but lovely coasts. I think coasters make a great “gift for dad” in general and there many variations on them. And they are super simple to make! Materials: […]

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Margarine Tub Tug Boat Craft

| June 5, 2013 | 24 Comments
Margarine Tub Tug Boat Craft

Ask the kids get bigger, they become more demanding.. they wanted a MOVING self propelled Boat Craft. Yep a self propelled one. Making self propelled “things” I think are great fun for kids and very exciting indeed. So we had a go. Using old margarine tubs, a yogurt pot and some craft sticks…. Pop over […]

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Juice Carton Houses

| May 8, 2013 | 19 Comments
Juice Carton Houses

These juice (or milk) carton houses caught my eye a couple of years ago. I think the ones I saw were made from the small milk cartons you get for drinking in schools. But I am afraid, that I can’t for the life of me find the original post! Since then, though I have seen […]

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5 Thrifty Gardening Ideas

| April 13, 2013 | 15 Comments
5 Thrifty Gardening Ideas

This morning I “made” a super simple, super quick DIY Propagator and I just HAD to share it with you. And then I thought, hang on a minute… all our seedling growing and gardening is thrifty and upcycled – we have newspaper seedling pots and loo roll seedling pots and juice carton pots. So, I brought them […]

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10 Cereal Box Crafts

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
10 Cereal Box Crafts

Cereal Box Crafts are great, as it is another household item that many have in abundance (well, not all.. I had to pinch a couple from my neighbour, but still a common enough item). The card is smooth and flexible and if you make use of the existing “box” there are many cereal box crafts […]

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Cereal Box Picture Frames

| April 4, 2013 | 19 Comments
Cereal Box Picture Frames

How do you manage your kids’ art? Well, we try our best, but I know I don’t manage it as well as I could. We save a lot and Granny gets a lot and we recycle a lot (into other things). And then I got together with crafty bloggers to discuss what to “make from […]

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10+ Cardboard Tube Crafts (Loo Roll Crafts!)

| March 20, 2013 | 15 Comments
10+ Cardboard Tube Crafts (Loo Roll Crafts!)

Well… it was only a matter of time, before I got together with other crafty bloggers to share our favourite Cardboard Tube crafts (aka Loo Rolls) in another Craft Video. We are having lots of fun creating these craft videos via Google+ “Hangouts and Event” feature – super easy to do and great to “see […]

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Kids Crafts: Maracas Instruments (& Rattles)

| March 20, 2013 | 23 Comments
Kids Crafts: Maracas Instruments (& Rattles)

Here is a quick and cute Easter Craft idea for you – DIY Maracas and little rattles – this would be a lovely gift for kids to make for their baby siblings or you could make for your kids. You can make these any time of year or as an alternative Easter Gift. Both the […]

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10 Egg Carton Crafts and Ideas

| March 13, 2013 | 22 Comments
10 Egg Carton Crafts and Ideas

With Easter coming up and our recent discussion around “Egg Craft Ideas“, we thought it would be fun to also get together and share some Egg Carton Crafts  - after all we all have them, and the Easter season sort is a fitting time to share our Egg Carton crafts! So we got together on […]

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Bottle Top Craft Ideas

| February 22, 2013 | 5 Comments
Bottle Top Craft Ideas

Welcome back to another series of crafts – today we share our Bottle Top Craft Ideas – ideas from British crafty bloggers to suit a variety of age groups all using bottle tops – plastic ones or metals ones. We come together on Google+ for a crafty “hangout” – a bit like a skype or […]

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Recycled Crafts from Around The Web

| January 14, 2013 | 17 Comments
Recycled Crafts from Around The Web

And yes, my recycled craft mania continues. Earlier this month I shared 25 of Red Ted Art’s favourite recycled crafts, we revisited the 40 cardboard box crafts ideas round up and now, I wanted to take the opportunity to share some from “around” the web. – which is what the “Get Crafty” round ups where originally […]

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25 Recycled Crafts Inspiration

| January 2, 2013 | 16 Comments
25 Recycled Crafts Inspiration

There are two reasons why I am a great fan of recycled craft for kids and for the family – one we are reusing something that is regarded to be of little value. In a society that consumes and consumes and consumes, I think it is very important to stop and look for the value […]

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Kids Crafts – Paper Roll Mermaids

| August 29, 2012 | 25 Comments
Kids Crafts – Paper Roll Mermaids

Well… I know we made a TP Roll Desk Tidy last week, but I still somehow felt that I had been neglecting our love for TP Rolls. Afterall, TP Rolls are one of Red Ted Art’s “signature” crafts!!! So, Red Ted and I thought we would have another go at “something”. I saw some pretty […]

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How To… Make Washi Tape Pen Holders

| August 24, 2012 | 31 Comments
How To… Make Washi Tape Pen Holders

I LOVE Washi Tape… well I love ANY sort of pretty tape that you can stick on things. It is the sort of thing I pick up her and there at craft fairs, adore, love and then put in a drawer and don’t quite know what to do with it. A classic item for me to […]

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