Welcome to Red Ted Art
Hi, I am Maggy! This is my little sidekick Ted. Welcome to the Red Ted Art® community! I am passionate about making arts and crafts easy and “approachable” for all. Crafting can be a little daunting – Where to start? What supplies to get? And oh my, the mess…! Well, let me help you with that! Easy projects that are fun, satsifying and teaches your kids new creative skills. CRAFTS MADE EASY.
Why Red Ted Art
- Do-able, with great results for all
- Simple materials (mostly!)
- Help build skills & confidence
The crafts often focus on seasons and holidays, but there are many ideas for all year around!
This ethos of simplicity, fun, and do-ability is reflected in my two print copy books.
The first book, is very much a book that reminds me of “my childhood crafting”. A little bit of everything! This book is a great book for younger kids to revisit time and time again and “grow into”.
The second book, is aimed at 8yrs+ who only have access to paper, card and stationery. It is built on everything I learned about the tween and teen audience from my successful YouTube channel.
A little bit about me! I have been passionate about crafting ever since I was a child. With early childhood memories of making conker snakes in Autumn and Egg Carton Chicks in Spring. Later, I had a wonderful “adoptive granny”, Celia, who taught me how to sew and how to knit and how to make butterfly fairy cakes.
When my kids were born in early 2010s (I have two – a boy and a girl), I wanted to replicate the joy I had as a child crafting. And also help others on their creative journey.
I quickly realised that LOTS of us need an “adoptive granny” like Celia, but that there aren’t many Celias to go round. Instead, I hope very much that Red Ted Art takes her place:
- Bringing you easy ideas
- Help build your children’s craft confidence
- Teaching the craft basic
- Giving you inexpensive ideas (crafting should not cost the earth)
… all whilst having FUN! And making fun things to enjoy all the seasons! Your kids will learn with me, will make gifts for family with me and explore art projects.
Accessible. Do-able. Inexpensive.
But with gorgeous results!
More about Red Ted ArtWx
A sample of our most popular Kids’ Crafts:
Working with Brands
Over the years I have worked with a number of different and diverse brands and sponsors. I love working with third parties, they always provide me with the opportunity to show case my work, but also stretch my ideas and creativity.
Here are some (a very small sample!!) projects I have been involved with to give you an idea!
- Sky Kids TV (4 Series) – Series 1, Series 2, Series 3: Christmas & Halloween, Series 4: Celebrations & Gifts
- The Times (T2), in print and online
- The Guardian Online
- Tesco Magazine Online & Book Blog Tesco
- Learn Origami with Singapore airlines
- On Creativity with Kinder Surprise & Mumsnet
- Book & Craft Promotion – Learning about constellations
- A number of movie launches – e.g. Secret Life of Pets Snacks or Hair Pieces and Masks for My Little Pony
- Post It Notes Pinatas
- The Masked Singer
- A number of regional and local family/ toddler or craft magazines such as London Mums and Times & Leisure
- Britmums Blogs
For brands I have written craft projects, created video content, appeared in video content and promotional materials, hosted giveaways and competitions, as well as promoted products/ events on social media.
Listen to podcasts I have been interviewed on here:
A sample of podcasts I have been on
- MiloTree Blogger Genius: How to publish a book
- Michelle Reeves Coaching: Apply Traditional Workplace skills to your own company
- School for Mothers: Making Crafts Easy
- How to be successful on Social Media
Award Winning Blog
Over the years, I have taken part in a number of UK based blog awards. Awards include:
Top 10 Craft Blogger 2019 (for a number of years in a row)
Outstanding Blogger of the Year 2015
Best Arts, Crafts and Design Blog 2016
A number of MAD awards of a couple of years
Copyright: I work hard at pulling all the crafts on Red Ted Art together. I also have a large number of Guest Posts. All crafts are provided to you free of charge, so please respect copyright rules:
All content in this blog created by the blog owner is the property of the blog owner and is protected by US and international copyright laws. It may not be stored on any retrieval system, reproduced, reposted, displayed, modified or transmitted in any form, electronic or otherwise without written permission of the blog owner, with exception that excerpts of content may be quoted as long as a link is provided to the source page in this blog.
I (usually) gladly let you have any of the blog content, but please ask first. If I find my crafts copied on your site, I will contact the relevant authorities (e.g. google or your host company) and request that your site is taken down. Plagerism is not tolerated.