How to Make an Animal Zoo with Red Ted Art

childrens easy craft

My children laugh at me because generally, ‘I don’t do Craft’ ! However since the launch of Maggie Woodley’s Red Ted Art book a couple of weeks ago, I have gone up in their estimations. Maggie and I shared a morning of Egg decoration together and having heard so much about her from my good friend Becky Goddard-Hill I decided to treat Miss E and buy her a copy of the book.

So the book arrived, the children were excited and we headed off to our local Range store to restock the craft boxes. With a box of new paint, felt, ribbon and glue, the girls set to work on creating their very own Animal Zoo straight off the pages of Red Ted Art.

Miss E, almost 9 is quite capable now of crafting herself and spent a whole morning creating her zoo. It was so simple, yet so effective. After gathering old toilet rolls, she painted them in different colours as per the photos, and when dry, added her felt body parts. It couldn’t be simpler to be honest, yet the final result is so striking.

children's easy craft

The book is gorgeous, full of bright, vibrant photography and easy to make craft ideas. You don’t have to be an expert at all to follow these instructions  and the end results look cute and many of these projects can be created as gifts. Miss E has decided to work her way through the book (I’m going to be teaching some sewing very soon) and make a display in her room.

The book has definitely reinvigorated our crafting, which was staid and rather dull to be honest, and given me and the children a lovely, creative activity to do together.

Red Ted Art is available from Amazon and Waterstones for about £10 -£12. If you have the book do let us know how you get on with it.

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