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Tracey Radford  Mum, blogger, craft writer, cardboard loon, author of Make Your Own Zoo 🐘 🐒🐼 Make Your Own Farm Animals 🐓🐄🐑 and Animal Fun! board books.

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DIY flower stamp. Really handy! More bubble wrap cow parsley printing on the blog.
#bubblewrap #printmaking #kidscrafts #kidscrafts101 #kidsactivities #craftyideas #kidsart #artforkids #cowparsley #somethingfromnothing

More bubble wrap printing, great for cow parsley as it turns out, and my little collection of coffee stirrer sticks worked a treat for printing stems. Knew they'd come in handy one day! More about colour mixing and using light and dark shades, on the blog later (link on profile)
#bubblewrap #kidscrafts #kidsart #artforkids #getcreativewith #kidscrafts101 #100dayproject #the100dayproject #printmaking #craftyfingers #craftyideas #kidsactivities #craftsforkids

Behind with the 100 day project again. Lovely when I do get a chance to sit down for a minute and make or draw something - do feel better for it, and it has sparked a few interesting craft ideas that might have legs... Never enough time though! This is just a very quick collage made with lovely paper from Tiger found in my box of goodies. Leaving the paper out in the hope it might tempt the kids to have a go ;)
#100dayproject #the100dayproject #collage #craftyideas #crafttherapy #arttherapy #craftymom #slowliving

One of the more unusual requests I've had for a birthday cake... not sure how keen pandas are on watermelon.
Busy birthday week this week, think I've put on about half a stone. Can't believe Daisy's 10 today! Double digits. Blimey.
#birthdaycake #birthdaygirl #panda #10today

Heavenly nutty butterscotch cake. Recipe from #waitrosefood magazine, squirrelled away (with many others), and chosen by Sam for his birthday. I've never made meringue buttercream before, or spent quite so long on a cake, but definitely worth it!
@waitrosefood
#birthdaycake #waitrosefood #chocolatecake #apieceofcake #butterscotchcake

Daisy's lovely bubble wrap wisteria painting. Very easy to do, just cut out long triangle shapes and press the bubble wrap into purple paint, then onto your paper. More on the blog about mixing colours, to give the flowers greater depth. Link @jumbletree
#artforkids #wisteria #craftyideas #kidscrafts #kidscrafts101 #bubblewrapart #creativechildhood #artforkids #easyart #getcreativewith

PURPLE is a difficult colour to make - mix red and blue together and you'll often get a disappointing murky brown. We used ready made purple poster paint for our wisteria/bubble wrap experiment (worked a treat!) Looked up mixing purple just to see, and apparently you need 'true' blue and red to make purple - no hints or tints of yellow or green or brown is what you'll get. Good to know it's not down to my mixing.. Show you Daisy's wisteria later.
#kidscrafts #kidsart #bubblewrapart #craftyideas #artforkids #wisteria

Best trees for climbing ever! Don't know why we haven't been to Croft castle before, it's just down the road! All revved up now to do more trips out.
#croftcastle #nationaltrust #climbingtrees #outsideplay #getkidsoutside #herefordshire

Favourite one so far I think. Simply a cardboard tube painted green, some zigzag cutting, and a few paper flowers and insects 🐞🌸More info and instructions on the blog! Link @jumbletree
#kidscrafts #kidscrafts101 #craftsforkids #craftyideas #sgiew_artful #the100dayproject #100dayproject #cardboardcraft #tubescapes

Another little tubescape idea... made from an ordinary cardboard tube. More over on the blog!
Link @jumbletree
#kidscrafts #kidscrafts101 #craftsforkids #tubescapes #cardboardcraft #100dayproject #the100dayproject #sgiew_artful #craftyideas

Favourite school run photo so far this term. Makes the early starts bearable!
#school run #Monmouthshire #no filter #sunrise #beautifulsky

Trying to think up some new tubescape ideas. You can add whatever you like to this meadow scene. Maybe a bee or different flowers, or little ears poking out? To make a quick daisy, cut a thin strip of plain paper, snip into 4 equal pieces and cross them over each other, gluing in the middle. For the centres, use a hole punch on some yellow paper to make small circles, or paint the centres with yellow paint.
#kidscrafts #kidscrafts101 #craftsforkids #somethingfromnothing #tubescapes #cardboardcraft

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