Last updated 26/09/2018
1. Red Ted Art
Staying in top spot is Red Ted Art, the creation of Maggy Woodley to share her love of all things craft. Named after her son, Red Ted Art has hundreds of craft ideas for kids and adults of all ages, from creating leaves out of paper to making your own Halloween masks. With plenty of easy to follow video tutorials, Maggy wants to help everyone get crafty, whether it’s knitting love hearts or crocheting Christmas gifts. Keeping her posts seasonal, Red Ted Art has plenty of inspiration for holiday craft ideas, suitable for all ages and abilities.
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Another non-mover in second place is Kids Craft Room, created by primary school teacher and mum of three, Emma Smith. Passionate about encouraging kids to be creative, promoting self-expression and getting children of all ages to be hands-on when it comes to getting crafty, Kids Craft Room is packed with fun and easy crafts, from paper plate Halloween crafts to creating a hedgehog house for your garden. Kids Craft Room is all about getting the kids to create and helping them get excited about crafts and art.
Remaining in third place is Crafts on Sea, written by Kate Williams to share the crafts and activities she does with her children. With plenty of ideas for kids of all ages, especially toddlers, Crafts on Sea gets children excited about crafts from a young age with leaf puppets and potato stamps. Not just limited to crafts for little ones, Crafts on Sea has an entire section dedicated to crafts for adults, from embroidery patterns to colouring sheets.
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Moving up one place in our ranking is Rainy Day Mum. Created by Cerys Parker to share how getting creative with her toddler was one of the best ways to improve her mood and spend quality time with her child, Rainy Day Mum has since grown into one of the leading parenting blogs, posting craft ideas for kids of all ages. From creating your own recycled robot monster to numeracy and literacy aids to help keep learning fun, combining learning and crafts is central to Rainy Day Mum.
In fifth place is Mum In The Madhouse, written and created by Jen Walshaw, this award-winning blog is the place to go for craft ideas for all seasons. With plenty of low cost ideas for kids of all ages, from crafting with buttons to teen approved activities, Mum In The Madhouse has something for everyone. Readers can download their own printables, from colour your own bookmarks to creating calendars for the new year, bringing crafts to all families. Jen’s craft ideas are often led by the seasons so you’ll find inspiration to get your craft on, whatever the weather!
Started back in 2005 by mother and craft fanatic, Jenny Kearney, The Gingerbread House is a place where she can share craft ideas for both kids and adults alike. A lover of sewing, Jenny posts about her latest projects, from toucan keyrings to quilting and everything in between. With her own Etsy shop where Jenny sells her upcycled charity shop finds, The Gingerbread House has plenty of inspiration for anyone looking to take up a new hobby. For the kids, The Gingerbread House has hundreds of ideas, including Minecraft crafts and of course, gingerbread houses!
Claire Donovan created Heart Handmade UK with the aim to share simple craft and design projects with her readers, so they can fit creativity into their busy days. From video tutorials to step-by-step guides of crafts great and small, Heart Handmade UK gives you the tools to bring your own creative style into your home. Claire understands that time is precious which is why all her craft ideas are quick and easy, so whether you’re a newbie to the craft scene or you’re a dab hand, Heart Handmade UK has plenty of great ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Barbara Gray’s self-titled blog is full of stencil and stamp designs, helping her readers transform everyday decorations, invitations and more into a work of art. Barbara has been part of the craft community for a long time and has made herself invaluable creating patented stamps which she sells through her website Claritystamp. With beautiful photography, highlighting the detail in the stencils and stamps she uses, Barbara’s blog is a place for likeminded craft lovers to be insprired to try something a little different.
NurtureStore was created by mother of two Cathy James to encourage children and parents alike to embrace creative plays and crafts as a way of learning. Cathy has a background in teaching and training all ages, from babies to adults, and she brings this experience to her blog. Cathy has written several books and runs seasonal workshops teaching children key skills through fun craft activities. NurtureStore has easy to navigate sections, so whether you’re looking for sensory crafts or ideas to help with numeracy, you’ll find plenty of inspiration here.
Tales From A Happy House is a brand-new entry to our craft ranking. Created by Gillian Roe to document and celebrate her love of creating things around the home, she wanted to share the small things in life that bring her happiness. From sharing the bigger craft projects, like renovating her home, to the smaller success stories like making a dress, Gillian uses Tales From A Happy House to tell the story and how crafting and being creative plays a part. Each post is complemented with beautiful photography, inspiring her readers to start their own craft project.
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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.