Last updated 25/09/2019
1. Red Ted Art
Keeping hold of the number one spot is Red Ted Art. Creator Maggy Woodley, lover of all things crafty and arty, wanted a place to share her ideas and craft experiments. Named after her son, Red Ted Art encourages children to get messy and creative with seasonal crafts like origami paper with hats for Halloween to salt dough ornaments for the Christmas tree. Maggy has also written two books to share her favourite crafts – Easy Paper Projects and Red Ted Art, perfect for getting creative on a rainy weekend.
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Moving into second place is Crafts on Sea, a craft blog where Kate Williams shares the fun creations she makes with her two children. Crafts on Sea is perfect for anyone after some easy ideas to get crafty; from simple scrunched paper spiders to autumn paper plate designs. Crafts on Sea has handy sections for kids and toddlers, so you can keep crafting through all ages and ability levels. Kate also contributes to Day Out With The Kids and has featured in The Telegraph and The Huffington Post.
Created by primary school teacher and mum of three Emma Smith, Kids Craft Room started as a place where she could share her family’s activities back in 2012. The blog continues to encourage creativity and exploration, celebrating the messy and fun process along the way to the finished product. Kids Craft Room has fun and accessible craft ideas for all kids alongside sensory crafts for children who like to get all their senses involved.
Jen Walshaw is the brains behind Mum In The Madhouse, a craft blog that aims to encourage children to be creative and crafty in the digital age. Mother to two boys, Jen has brought her passion for crafts to the whole family, creating homemade gifts or cooking up a storm in the kitchen! Mum In The Madhouse has plenty of ideas for low-cost or free crafts, from making your own bubble snake maker from things around your home to creating a fairy house from a terracotta pot.
Cerys Parker started Rainy Day Mum when she was a stay-at-home mum with a toddler and a newborn. Struggling with the pressure of two young children, Cerys set herself a family goal of doing one activity per day with her toddler and found that getting creative with him helped both of them. Since then, Rainy Day Mum has continued to share craft ideas and encourage a love of learning, from creating DIY runes to rainy day activities to keep boredom away.
The Gingerbread House was created by Jenny Kearney back in 2005 as a place to share her love of crafts and the activities she gets up to with her two children. A keen crafter herself, Jenny has an entire section of The Gingerbread House dedicated to crafts for adults, from reviewing the latest craft subscription boxes to having a go at mosaic making. The Gingerbread House has plenty of inspirations for fun activities for the whole family, including handy tips on using crafts to get organised.
Founded by Claire Donovan in 2010, Heart Handmade UK was the result of Claire being left housebound by chronic illness and keeping busy with crafting and blogging. Claire believes in the power of crafts and being creative to help mental health, and that no matter how busy your day is, there’s always time to make something. Heart Handmade UK has tips and advice for all craft fans, from storage solutions to easy DIY pencil case tutorials.
Cathy James is a mother of two and creator of NurtureStore, a blog dedicated to sharing craft ideas and resources with her readers. With a wealth of experience in training and coaching children and adults of all ages, Cathy started NurtureStore as a place for resources, covering crafts, sensory play, maths and literacy. With a selection of e-books and printables, NurtureStore helps make crafting accessible to children and adults alike.
Barbara Gray is the creator of her self-titled blog and is also a well-established and respected member of the craft community. Founder of Claritystamps and lover of stencils and design, Barbara shares where she finds her inspiration, from incredible patterns on pottery to discovering natural beauty in her garden and bringing it to her crafts. Barbara Gray Blog invites the reader to join her on her craft journey with personal and witty posts, inspiring craft lovers to think outside of the creative box.
A brand-new entry to our craft ranking is Look At What I Made. Created by Dedri Uys as a place to share her baking and crocheting triumphs, Dedri posts handy crochet video tutorials and patterns for both new and experienced crafters. Dedri is now joined by friends Jenny and Jane, who help her teach the art of crochet to as many people as possible. Followers can get inspiration for their next project or learn a brand new skill, from mastering the granny square to detailed baby blankets.
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The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these craft blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.