Walnut Racing Mice from Red Ted Art

Make these super cute, super simple, racing walnut mice from Red Ted Art. They are a quick and easy craft for kids and would be perfect for story telling, small world play, and imaginary play. Keep reading to download a FREE excerpt from the fabulous new book Red Ted Art – Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids by Maggy Woodley!

If your kids love to craft and you need projects that are straight forward, simple to create and use items you can find around the home, then look no further Red Ted Art. Maggy Woodley’s amazing website is full of crafty inspiration. When I heard that Maggy had written a book, sharing over SIXTY brand new crafts for kids that are cut and simple to create, I couldn’t wait to read it.

We were thrilled to receive a copy of this gorgeous book to review and we haven’t stopped pouring over it’s pages since it arrived. With every turn of the page, R (4 yrs) exclaimed “Let’s make that! Oh, let’s make THAT!” The adorable pipe cleaner and gumnut octopus that you can see on the front cover was his absolute favourite project and he was so  motivated by the book to get crafting and be creative that we went for a walk to collect gumnuts the very same day the book arrived!

I can tell I’ll be referring to this book a LOT. There are more than SIXTY projects to choose from and every single one uses every day items found around the home or garden. Each project is achievable for even the most craft-challenged amongst us and almost all of them can be completed in five or less simple steps. Got some toilet roll tubes? Make a zoo full of animals! Got an empty egg carton? Make a string of blossom fairy lights! Got rocks and crayons? Make some colourful paperweights!

This is the sort of book that R can just pick up, flip through the pages, choose something to make and within ten minutes I can set up an activity for him to do while I get on with some housework enjoy a nice cup of coffee!

Red Ted Art – Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids is available to order through  Fishpond with FREE WORLDWIDE POSTAGE and you can also purchase it at all good independent bookstores here in Australia. As a special treat for One Perfect Day readers, Maggy Woodley is kindly sharing an excerpt from her gorgeous book. Below are the instructions for making these adorable racing walnut mice.

You can also click on the photo to download and print this excerpt.

Red Ted Art Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids – Australian Blog Tour
Love the racing walnut mice? Want to see more projects from this fabulous book? I am thrilled to be part of a fun Australian blog tour for Red Ted Art – Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids. Check the list below to see all of wonderful blogs taking part, and you will be able to view other cute projects from the book!

Sunday 16 June: Laughing Kids Learn’s Book review
Monday 17 June: One Perfect Day
Tuesday 18 June: Triple T Mum
Friday 21 June: Picklebums
Saturday 22 June: Mummy Musings and Mayhem
Monday 24 June: My Little Bookcase
Tuesday 25 June: At Home with Ali
Wednesday 26 June: Everyday Story
Thursday 27 June: Learn with Play at Home
Thursday 27 June: Lessons Learnt Journal
Friday 28 June: Wildlife Fun 4 Kids
TBC: Learning to Play and Playing to Learn



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