Why we are so eco friendly

Why we are so eco friendly

...because we use Rubber wood for all our wooden toys! Rubber wood, also known as Para wood or Hevea brasiliensis has been planted extensively in...

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playtime with wooden toy rockets

Stop frame animation

We have been really busy here at Thread Bear designs, creating some really cute stop frame animations with our wonderful Tender Leaf toy products.....

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handmade mothers day card

Crafting a Mother's Day Card

Mother' Day and Spring will forever be linked for us living here in the UK and the northern hemisphere ( sorry Australia ) and so there is an abun...

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Ribbon Christmas Tree

Ribbon Christmas Tree

Its Christmas Tree decoration time here at Fred's Craft centre! This is dead easy to do....gather up all your scarps of ribbon, a stick - large twi...

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Pinecone Cookies

Pinecone Cookies

I found this lovely idea for these wonderful festive Pinecone cookies over on Handmade Charlotte.... so I had a go at making them but changed the r...

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Turkey Cookies

Turkey Cookies

Here are some cute, funny and easy puff pastry cookies to do with the kiddies at home....perfect for thanksgiving! I found them on the Martha Stewa...

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Weekend Nature Bingo!

Weekend Nature Bingo!

A great excuse to get outdoors! Here's a cool printable for you to give a group of little ones....see how many natural things they can find to fil...

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Smudgy ghost art!

Smudgy ghost art!

Dark, moody scenes like this graveyard picture are ideal for demonstrating to children how light and dark are used to create form and shape. The da...

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Bat season!

Bat season!

These bats are constructed out of a single sheet of A4 black paper, and are easy to fold into shape.

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