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Red Ted Art :: A New Kids’ Craft Book & Interview (+ Giveaway!)

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Maggy Woodley is the crafty dynamo behind the Red Ted Art blog. This Austrian-born, UK-based mom of two also has a new book (released today!) by the same name.


Red Ted Art Kids Crafts Book Smaller ***Note: Readers will have a chance to win a copy of Maggy's new kids' craft book, Red Ted Art: Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids, at the end of this interview.***

JEAN:
Maggy, Your new book is gorgeous! Plus it’s filled with tons of fun craft ideas
for kids. You must be so proud! Can you tell us a bit about the process of
creating your book?

MAGGY: Thank you Jean. I am
so pleased you like the book (it is quite nerve racking having the first
copies going out to people!).

For
my book, the process was reasonably straight forward. The publisher helped
select a range of crafts. After
that, the hard work of making and writing began. I had an intense 4-5 weeks of
doing this – fitting around my children, home and family holidays! Quite a busy
time. Once all the writing and crafting was completed we had a 4-day photo
shoot, which was great fun! We also came up with the book cover at the photo
shoot and I am SO pleased with the result. The publisher then did their design
magic. It was a busy process, but great fun and great to be involved every step
of the way and to be able to input my views at every stage.

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JEAN:
What do YOU get out of crafting? What do you think your kids get out of
crafting?

MAGGY: I enjoy the process
of creating and I love seeing the finished result. Especially when you have
taken something that is deemed as “junk or rubbish” and transformed it into
something pretty or useful. I hate “waste” and I love the challenge of
repurposing. I also love homemade gifts.

The
kids seem to enjoy various aspects of crafting – they love the process – using
paints and glues and seeing what happens (we often have a messy session after
an “ordinary” craft session, where they “play and explore” with all the left
over bits and pieces) and I think they are proud of what they make. We often
send things to family and I encourage them to make small presents for their
friends’ birthdays. We also play with many of our crafts.

So I guess it is a
bit of everything – doing, creating, transforming and then having a play thing
at the end.

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JEAN: Was YOUR childhood like this?

MAGGY:  I had glimpses of this as a child – When I
was very little we had an au pair girl who introduced me to the wonders of
“nature crafts” and crafts that I often refer to as “classic German” crafts
(though they are probably classic worldwide), we made chestnut creatures, paper
stars and walnut boats. Later, I had an “adoptive” grandmother who took me
under her crafty wing – she taught me how to sew and how to knit, she baked
fairy cakes with me and encouraged all things creative.  She wasn’t always
around, but she was around enough. When I was a teenager, I had a “crafty best
friend” and we used to make things together all the time (until she moved back
to Austria).

I remember all these craft sessions fondly and
want my children to have a similar set themselves!

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JEAN: 
Crafts are often more product oriented than art. Can you talk about how you
keep the process important as well?

MAGGY:  Yes, crafts are
most definitely product orientated and that of course is the tricky part for
those of us focused on process and it something I am conscious of and do
sometimes “worry” about.

My main approach is:

1)     I
try very hard to leave them creative freedom – e.g. they choose the colours etc.
or, recently, my son wanted to use googly eyes and my daughter wanted to draw
on huge eyes. They add their own ideas to my “existing crafts.” {The peg
people photo is a good example of this – yes, I made some perfect ones for them
– in order to get them interested.. but then they went off and did their own
thing – I particularly like THEIR invention of the glitter hair!}

2)     Sometimes they don’t want
to make something I suggest and ask to do something different, so we do. I
never “force them”. But usually they are enthusiastic.

3)     My kids will come to me
and say I want to make e.g. a Robin out of this egg (he recently made a Batman),
I embrace these moments and go with what they want to do.

4)     They always get to “play”
with left over materials (there is usually a lot of paint in our dish or scarps
of fabric or craft foam to glue with.

5)     We have specific process-orientated
art sessions for exploration (I even started a mini series on this on my blog,
which I need to refocus on again). It is something that I sometimes lose sight
of and do try and do more (YOUR book, Jean, has been a great help with this –
reminding me about making time for this on a regular basis).

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Overall
they are learning techniques and skills regardless of whether it is just
process or there is a product at the end – they are great at handling scissors,
pens and brushes. They have great ideas of their own. And I have had many
people comment (almost in surprise?!) at how creative they seem to be (“after
all that product-orientated activity”). So I think product-orientated
activities are not “all bad,” so long as you give them space and opportunity to
experiment and explore.

Maybe
it is all about finding a balance?  

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JEAN: Absolutely! (And you know we love crafts in our home as well.) What are some of your (and your kids’) all-time favorite crafts?

MAGGY:  Oooh it so tricky! I
personally love the frugalness and repurposed-ness
of recycled crafts (e.g. crafting from toilet paper rolls), and I love the tactileness of nature crafts (e.g. sticks and stones).

My
son would say his favourite craft (right now) is anything to do with superheros
(note the Robin and Batman eggs mentioned above). My daughter loves making peg
dolls with glitter hair!

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JEAN:
I am always amazed at your enthusiasm and productivity! Where do you get your
energy? And how can I get some of it for myself? :)

MAGGY:  It goes in fits and
starts – we have super creative weeks when we make LOADS and then I spread it
out over weeks on the blog – so it looks like we are creative regularly, when
in fact we may have not made anything for two weeks. I also used to work to a
schedule (not so much now) and that gave me a focus.

And
you know… I just LOVE crafts and making things. So really, most of the time it
isn’t like work at all and I often have a long “to do list” of things I would
like to make with the kids. Including revisiting crafts that we have done
before, as I really want them to form part of their childhood memories!

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JEAN:
I guess I’m the same in many ways! Especially regarding the ebbs and flows of
creative work… Okay, anything else you’d like to add?

MAGGY:  For people looking
to buy the book – I would really like them to use the book as INSPIRATION not a
craft manual. That is one of the reasons we didn’t provide templates – we
wanted people to look, be inspired and do their own thing. Put their own stamp
on things. I know there are lots of step-by-step instructions – of course there
are certain ways of making things – but can you come up with a better idea? Can
you make it more fun? Can you make it in an easier way? Can you experiment with
the idea?

Also,
I would love for people to use the book as an opportunity to do things together
– younger children of course will need a lot more help than older children. It
is therefore tempting to leave older children “to it” (I have had some lovely
photos through of my agent’s 10yrs old daughter making a brilliant sock monkey
and hobby horse all by herself!), but I think it would still be great to find
things to do together – or maybe one of you does one project and the other
something different.

JEAN:
Thanks so much, Maggy! You’re an inspiration, as is your book. I’m sure many
families will enjoy exploring your craft ideas together and making them part of
their children’s early memories!

You can connect
with Maggy on her Red Ted Art blog, on Google+, facebook, or on Pinterest.

If you are in the UK or Europe, you can pick up a copy of Maggy's book, Red Ted Art: Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids beginning today. (It will be available in the US this fall.)

Red Ted Art Book GIVEAWAY!

Red Ted Art Kids Crafts Book Smaller Readers who leave a comment to this post by Monday, April 1st at 11:59pm EST will be entered to win a copy of Red Ted Art: Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids by Maggy Woodley. Winner will be chosen by random number generator and announced here on Tuesday (I will also e-mail the winner). Giveaway open to readers everywhere.

Good luck!

Giveaway now closed.

The random number generator gave me #97, so Kayla Murphy wins the Red Ted Art book. Congrats, Kayla! I'll e-mail you…

Kayla Murphy said…

Thanks for your creative ideas! I would be so honored to win a copy of your book.

141 Comments

  • Reply
    Donna Leitch
    March 28, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Thanks for the inspiration!! Going to give the gumnut octopus a go, my daughter will love it.

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    Jeni
    March 28, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I LOVE this! I’m always trying to find a balance between process and product, I usually want the things my boys to paint and make to either be something they enjoy looking at if it’s on display, or something they can actually play with. But we also go with their ideas a lot and I LOVE their own creativity! My eldest loves painting but not crafts so much, he tells stories as he’s painting or playing with playdough. Our process is how he paints and what he uses and exploring colours and textures, and our product at the end is that I will take what he has painted and use it either in crafts later on, or as the background for a drawing. He loves seeing what I turn his paintings into and it means I can delve into my own creative energy too! Whether or not I win a copy of your book I think I’m going to be buying a copy, inspiration is a fabulous thing and I love that you’re not providing templates too ;-)

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    Preethi
    March 28, 2013 at 7:48 am

    The book looks great, would love to win!

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    Artsy Craftsy Mom
    March 28, 2013 at 7:49 am

    ohhhh! I would love a chance to win it. I love love Loveeeeeeeeeeeee her crafts. :) Thank you for this fab giveaway

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    The Orchard
    March 28, 2013 at 7:52 am

    This would be a great addition to our bookshelf! Thanks a bunch! :)
    Tricia

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    Kathie
    March 28, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Thank you for the great interview and chance to win a copy. Will help with summer planning.

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    jemma fifield
    March 28, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Craft with peanut shells. Awesome. Will be giving that a try this Bank Holiday weekend! Thanks!

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    Amy Fields
    March 28, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Wow!! I love crafts and crafing with kids!! Thanks for the awesome give away!!

  • Reply
    barbara
    March 28, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Thank you for this give away!! I’d love to win.

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    Marisa
    March 28, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Thanks for the giveaway I frequently read your blog and Red Ted Art too, so many nice ideas in them!

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    Mary Beth Galloway
    March 28, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Thanks for this interview. Always love learning about someone new to check out. Thanks for this opportunity!

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    Lorette Lavine
    March 28, 2013 at 8:51 am

    As a grandmother this book sounds like a must have!

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    Susan
    March 28, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Thanks for more ideas.

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    Courtney
    March 28, 2013 at 8:53 am

    This book looks amazing! I am especially in love with the clothespin people!

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    Kelly
    March 28, 2013 at 9:01 am

    This looks like a great book! We’re in dry phase with my three-year-old as far as crafting – she definitely has ebbs and flows (maybe more ebbs).

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    Kate
    March 28, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! This looks very inspirational!! :-)

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    Kate
    March 28, 2013 at 9:25 am

    More craft inspiration always needed! =) Thanks.

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    Lyndsay Jay
    March 28, 2013 at 9:29 am

    This looks fantastic!!! Well Done!!!

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    Faith Pray
    March 28, 2013 at 9:29 am

    What a lovely interview. I’m excited to find this on the shelves! Thank you!

  • Reply
    Erin
    March 28, 2013 at 9:30 am

    My kids would love this!

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    Nicola Law
    March 28, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Great interview and another fab looking craft/art book, great inspiration both of you -thanks :-)

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    Judit
    March 28, 2013 at 9:40 am

    As an au-pair of 2 little girls this book will come in handy!

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    Sarah M
    March 28, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Would love to peruse this and keep it handy!
    Sarah M

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    Marta
    March 28, 2013 at 10:05 am

    My boys could do crafts ALL day long! They’re already planning what they’re going to do with their baby sister!!! This books looks great!

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    Stephanie
    March 28, 2013 at 10:37 am

    My 2 (almost 3) year old daughter absolutely loves craft time. It is so much fun because it gives me a reason to sit down and have fun in ways that I haven’t in twenty-five years. This looks like a great book!

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    Danzel
    March 28, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Oh, wonderful! Between your book and this one, it looks like a great year for arts and crafts titles! Thank you for the opportunity and congrats, ladies!

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    Jessica S
    March 28, 2013 at 10:46 am

    This looks like so much fun

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    Leigh S
    March 28, 2013 at 10:57 am

    My son and I really enjoy working on craft projects together. I’m always looking for new and fresh ideas.

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    Jamie
    March 28, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Would love to check out this book!!! As an elementary art teacher and mother of 2 crafty kids… these ideas look like so much fun!!! :-)

  • Reply
    dagmar
    March 28, 2013 at 11:07 am

    This looks like a fun & interesting book! Would love it for crafting with my daughter!

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    Tory Maxwell
    March 28, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Wow! What a fabulous craft book! I have a almost 3 year old that would LOVE this! Me too! Thank you! :)

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    Heidi
    March 28, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Those are some creative ideas! I can’t wait to see what else is in there.

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    Jasena
    March 28, 2013 at 11:23 am

    We have loads of sea shells that we’re gonna use in our next art project.
    Thanks for the idea!

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    Karla
    March 28, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I love the peanut shell puppets. How resourceful.

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    Hema Raajen
    March 28, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Innovative ideas ! Inspiring Interview !!
    A very useful book for newbies like me. Lemme try my luck :)
    Thanks Maggy and Jean for your efforts.

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    Debbie Rosenkranz
    March 28, 2013 at 11:38 am

    So exciting. We just love craft books! Can’t wait until this one comes out in the fall.

  • Reply
    lynn
    March 28, 2013 at 11:47 am

    great interview=thanks. i’d love a copy of this book.

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    Jana
    March 28, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Oh my word. Those little peanut shell finger puppets are brilliant! Especially for tiny fingers. This book would be wonderful for my 4 and 6 year-olds.

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    [email protected]
    March 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    What wonderful ideas! I can’t wait to try some of these with my son!

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    verane
    March 28, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I’d love a copy of this book! I can’t wait to try some of these with my kids!

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    Renee
    March 28, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I would love the opportunity to win this book. I only recently started following Red Ted Art on pinterest and their website and it is full of so many great ideas! I can’t wait to do some of their crafts with my 3 year old Granddaughter. Thanks for interviewing them and for the wonderful giveaway.

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    Liz
    March 28, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    This looks like a fantastic book! I run a daycare specializing in an early introduction to art. This looks right up my alley!

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    jen at paintcutpaste.com
    March 28, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    great interview jean & maggy! congrats maggy! how amazing! i’m excited for you both! xoxo, jen

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    chandra
    March 28, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    my son loves to look through art books to pick the next craft- we could use another

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    Erica
    March 28, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I would really like this. I love doing crafts with my kids.

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    Jessica
    March 28, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    What a delightful book! I have been pilfering ideas from Red Tent Art for some time now. Such a treat to see so many of her great ideas in book form.

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    Ashley
    March 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    What fun! I love your blog and this book looks delightful.

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    Alisa Sutherland
    March 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    This looks AWESOME! SO much fun to be had! Would SO love to win!!!

  • Reply
    Alison Nichols
    March 28, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Looks like a great book! Ali

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    Heather Paulding
    March 28, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    The kids and I love to craft!
    Thank you,
    Xo Heather
    [email protected]

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    christine
    March 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    looks like a great book!
    thanks for the chance!
    christine

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    Allison
    March 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Would love the win a copy of her book. Her blog is fun to explore and would love to give the book a look as well.

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    Lara
    March 28, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Looks like a fantastic source for inspiration !

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    Adelle F.
    March 28, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    This looks like a terrific book!

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    Miranda
    March 28, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    What a wonderful post! I’m already inspired to drag out a big mess for the kids and let them at it. :)

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    Marian
    March 28, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    I agree, we go through spurts of creativity too. This looks like a wonderful inspiration book, which I am always looking for. I love taking the time to make new things with my kids because those are what makes memories they can always keep in their hearts long after they grow up.

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    Carrie S.
    March 28, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    So inspiring! I was just thinking of making little dolls with my kids and the peg people seems to be a good place to start. Would love a book for more ideas!

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    rachel
    March 28, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    i’d love to make these crafts w/my boys!

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    Diane
    March 28, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I totally need this inspiration. Would love to win!

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    Monica
    March 28, 2013 at 11:22 am

    This book looks awesome! I love craft books that inspire…more than offer a step-by-step manual…as long as I can figure out how to do the crafts. =) I would love to win this book, review it on my blog (www.equippingCatholicfamilies.com) and possibly give it to my 3 year old’s preschool teacher who tries to do crafts with the kids everyday (if I can let go of the book. =)

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    michelle
    March 28, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    what a great interview! Maggy Woodley and Red Ted Art are inspirational for sure — what fun it would be to win her book!

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    Jessica
    March 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    This looks like a great read. My daughter just turned 2 and is already a crafting fanatic!

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    [email protected]
    March 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I can always use some inspiration…

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    mfm
    March 28, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Love those peanut finger puppets! Adorable.

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    Dena
    March 28, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Looks like a fun book. thanks for the chance to win.

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    [email protected]
    March 28, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    This looks fab! I’m always looking for inspiration for crafty things to do with my daughter.

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    kate
    March 28, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Fun! Hope I win!

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    Andi L.
    March 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I would love some inspiration for summer…this may be it! I have 3 boys ages 2-6, and we are stuck inside for the hottest part of the Texas summer days…which is most waking hours :o)

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    Courtney
    March 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    i love the mermaid peg doll, what a simple but brilliant idea!

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    Emily
    March 28, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    This is a lovely interview and the book looks so inviting. I would love to see it/hold it/look through it!

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    Melanie
    March 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Would love to add this book to our collection!

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    Lisa
    March 28, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    The peanut puppets are too awesome!

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    hana
    March 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I would love to have this book, looks very inspiring!

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    Judith
    March 28, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Just reading this interview has been inspiring, so I can only imagine what sparks the book would light. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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    Jennifer
    March 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    These look like great ideas! Crossing my fingers!
    Jennifer @ Herding Kats in Kindergarten

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    Rosemarie
    March 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    The book looks adorable.

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    Michelle Wallace
    March 28, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I love the look and feel of this book. Heaps of fun to be had : D

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    Jannie
    March 28, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Thank you for this give away!! I’d love to win!

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    Arianne Truong
    March 28, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Those crafts look like so much fun!

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    molly
    March 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Those finger puppets are super cute. Looks like there are lots of good ideas in here! :)

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    Kristen
    March 28, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    What a great looking book! I would definitely be able to use these ideas in our preschool class!

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    Clara
    March 28, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    My three year old loves her own self driven art but I think she also loves crafts because its something we do together, and she ends up with something she can play with. Part of what makes product-oriented crafts great is that it inspires young kids to create their OWN projects later. After we made toilet paper roll owl tree ornaments, she is always after an empty cardboard tube to turn into a little animal of her own, and now she’s moved on to making binoculars, Wonder Woman bracelet cuffs and so on with those rolls. All her ideas! Love the blog and the book looks great!

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    Charissa
    March 28, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    elsie
    March 28, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Love the fact Maggy suggest to use the book as inspiration and not a manual

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    Sandy
    March 28, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Super cute crafts & inspiring Photography.

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    Tanya
    March 28, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Congratulations on your new book!
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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    Milsa
    March 28, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I’m currently at the beach for easter and I always collect seashells but never thought of using with my little boy. He will love to paint them and use them for crafting. Thanks

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    Cindy
    March 28, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Interesting interview. I’d love to win the book!

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    Laura
    March 28, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    This looks like a fun book!

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    sarah
    March 28, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    How inspirational! I will def. check out her blog now, great questions b.t.w.!

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    Vicki
    March 28, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    My son’s name is Ted, we would love this book!

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    April
    March 28, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Can’t wait to check out your blog Maggy :)

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    Karen
    March 28, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun. I am going to be checking out her blog!

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    Heather
    March 28, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    We love crafting as well!! Thanks for the great ideas!!!

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    deb imcmillen
    March 28, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Cool ideas…always looking for new exciting things to do with my classroom kids as well as with my daughter :)

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    Kayla Murphy
    March 28, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Thanks for your creative ideas! I would be so honored to win a copy of your book.

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    Sheau
    March 28, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Love this interview. Thanks so much, I am a fan and this is a great read. Inspiring to read about craft versus process art. Thanks for the chance.

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    Katrina R
    March 29, 2013 at 12:20 am

    I would love to win a copy of this book! It looks beautiful.

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    Amy Osborn
    March 29, 2013 at 1:00 am

    I would love a chance to win this inspirational book!

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    Heather Fox
    March 29, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Looks like a great resource. I especially love those peanut puppets.

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    Elisa
    March 29, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Looks fabulous. Would make for lots of fun!

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    jennifer
    March 28, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    fantastic! we need more people in the world looking at how to repurpose all the garbage we create into something beautiful! thanks. : )

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    Susie
    March 29, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Great interview! I’m off to check out her blog now.

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    Rebecca Hobbs
    March 29, 2013 at 4:31 am

    What a wonderful book- it is always so exciting to find new inspirations :)

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    katie
    March 29, 2013 at 4:40 am

    We love process oriented art but sometimes you need a good ol’ product! ;) yay to arts and crafts!!!

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    Sandra
    March 29, 2013 at 4:09 am

    Oh, this looks really good! I was already familiar with the blog. What another great resource.

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    Kim
    March 29, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Thanks for doing the giveaway. This book looks great!

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    Wendy
    March 29, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I took craft ideas with me to visit my granddaughters. We worked busily while their mother was having a baby in the hospital!

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    Sara Downes
    March 29, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Morning, I have been trying to get ahold of you regarding an order I placed through message on Facebook and can not find an email address for you.
    Could you please email me.
    Thanks

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    Creativechris
    March 29, 2013 at 8:30 am

    So creative! I absolutely love the re-purposed and recycled crafts! Can’t wait to use them with my kids and my students! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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    Megan
    March 29, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Thanks for this interview. I’m glad to “meet” a new resource, I’m heading right over to check out Red Ted Art’s Blog!

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    Lisa Howie
    March 29, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! Darling ideas in this fun book!

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    lara
    March 29, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I love those little clothes pin guys! We’re totally making those!

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    Jenika
    March 29, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Looks great with lots of fun ideas!

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    souphead
    March 29, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    my daughter is only 20 months and i cannot wait to start crafting with her!

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    Vanessa
    March 29, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I recently was introduced to your website through a friend. Thank you for all the wonderful, inspiring ideas you have brought of your own and others to me and my son’s art world! Just pre-ordered your book and wouldn’t it be great to win this too!!

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    Barb
    March 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Looks like a super fun book!

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    Liz
    March 29, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy–this book looks wonderful!

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    Thomas
    March 29, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Looks awesome! And I like the European spin. We’d love to win.

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    Leslie
    March 29, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing and for the positive take on art process vs. craft.

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    Elsa
    March 29, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    This looks great, I’m off to read her blog now!

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    grace
    March 29, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    What a great book .. thanks for the chance and hope to win this. Going to start an art lessons with couple children (home school) so would be nice to have ideas from this book :-)

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    Eliza
    March 29, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    So inspiring! I would love a copy of this book!

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    Rachel
    March 29, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    This book looks wonderful! So many ideas!

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    Laura Rod
    March 30, 2013 at 12:05 am

    This is lovely :)

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    Dana
    March 30, 2013 at 12:57 am

    I love how you set up the book without templates, it automatically keeps the mood lighter for people and gives them the license to create, not copy!

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    Meryl
    March 30, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Wow! Another amazing Mother who loves to share the joys of creating with children!

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    Karla
    March 30, 2013 at 3:42 am

    Interesting interview. Thanks for the link to a new website on the art process with children and a chance at her new book!

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    Lisa F.
    March 30, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Looking forward to checking out her blog, getting some great ideas already!

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    Vanessa
    March 30, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Thank you for the great giveaway, I am desperately looking for more activities to do with my very fiery 3.5 year old!

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    Amanda M.
    March 30, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    The idea of the clothespin people is awesome!! My girls would love the creativity of it along with the role-play afterwards!

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    Kelly A
    March 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Lovely crafts!

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    [email protected]
    March 30, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Would love to receive this book!

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    Cassidy
    March 30, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    What a great interview! I enjoy Maggy’s work- especially all her fantastic repurposing!- and would love to win her book.

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    Jacqueline
    March 31, 2013 at 4:00 am

    It’s always great to get recommendations for new art sites – thanks!

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    Katharine
    March 31, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I would love a copy of this book! The cover photograph is very appealing, especially.

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    Marcela : Naturally Fun Days
    March 31, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    This book looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance.

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    Terri
    March 31, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I would love, love, love to win! Maggy is so creative and has the best ideas!

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    Cindy L.
    March 31, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    What a fun book! With summer coming, it would be great to have for my two girls. Thanks for the chance!

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    Richard Evans
    April 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Your book looks great!
    http://www.funkyartist.co.uk

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    Tannis
    April 1, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I hope I’m not too late. Would love more inspiration!

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