*I was thrilled to receive a copy of the book, Red Ted Art: Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids, in exchange for writing an unbiased review post. All opinions expressed in this post are completely and honestly mine.
We were so excited when we received our copy of the brand new Red Ted Art craft book for kids a couple of weeks ago, that the girls immediately set about picking out their favourite projects to try. First choice was the fabric maché bowls - and we are thrilled with how they turned out!....
They were easy to make; even Sweet Pea, who just turned 3, was able to do her own by herself. I covered some small bowls with cling film, set out the glue and water mixture (2:1 ratio) and the ribbon and fabric scraps, and they did the rest themselves. Sweet Pea's has a few little holes in it where she missed some spots in her layers, but it still looks great.
Slimy, messy, sensory fun!
We deliberately chose fabric scraps in similar colours to get a 'red' bowl and a 'blue' bowl, but you could mix and match freely to get a really colourful creation! I also experimented with a tulle bowl, which didn't turn out as well as the others, but I think it could if I added more layers (I still might, I just haven't had time yet.) We left them to dry, popped out the bowls and peeled off the cling film, and then trimmed around the tops.
Aren't they lovely?
There are so many more wonderful ideas in the Red Ted Art: Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids book, too, and what I love best about them is that they are all made from everyday materials that we always have around the house anyway (or can be found easily outdoors.)
Some others we have done in the past are the beautiful bubble wrap tree paintings (which I adored!) and the upcycled sweater Christmas stockings (I used baby onesie pyjamas instead of a sweater - I think the sweater ones are much nicer, though.)
You can get your own copy of the book in Hardcover on Amazon here, or a Kindle version here. And if you haven't already (although I'm sure everybody must have!) be sure to check out the Red Ted Art website for loads more crafty ideas!
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