Susie Rugg@handywithscissors

Fun, simple and sustainable ideas to inspire even the most reluctant mini maker. Sydney, Australia

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Got a party coming up? Skip the wrapping paper and use fabric instead. This is our version of pass the parcel. It works a treat and is even simpler for little hands to open than paper and tape. Plus, you can use it over and over again!


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Meet Rosie. Lover of spots and bootscooting on the kitchen bench.
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She is made from a plastic bottle, yarn, corks, a lid and not all that much else. I was going to make a bunch and create a tutorial but you know, life.
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Also, Rosie was desperate to audition for @get.creative.with recycling week. This girl has big dreams. #getcreativewith #handywithpuppets


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Maningrida in North East Arnhem Land is home to just over 2000 people. It’s not a big town but there are at least 12 Aboriginal languages spoken by its inhabitants!
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This weekend @mca_australia we opened the most beautiful show by artist John Mawrundjul. Today we celebrated with families (johns included) through songs, games and stories in John’s language, Kuninjku.
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Our holiday program inspired by the exhibition runs all week. Come along, see the exhibition and make a collaborative family mobile. You might even learn some Kuninjku!
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📸 from today, by the incredible @tee.click (who also did an awesome set today as @microwavejennymusic.


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My kids would never dream of eating cheese on toast but would happily eat sushi three meals a day. This is great, but let’s face it, expensive.
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This scrap felt version however is cheap cheap cheap and doesn’t leave your little people with tiny sickly grains of rice in places you didn’t even know were possible.
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Search DIY sushi on the site.


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Sushi container + glue + felt + card = ? #seenextpost


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Do you follow Catalina at @redvioletstudio? You should! She shares rich, glorious, messy process art projects full of heart and imagination. Her whole family are artists and she lives and breathes creativity. .
These were inspired by her pin board constellations. I was beyond excited to find that I could buy these lovely cork rounds from Ikea and miss 3 had a ball putting them together. Thanks fo all the beauty Catalina! #artistsofinstagram #processart #kidsart


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Sydney people just never know how to dress for winter. It’s like we all want to pretend that it’s not really that cold, so it’s just not worth investing in a good warm jacket. As a result we just end up bloody freezing under lots of layers of inappropriate clothing in drafty houses for way longer than we like to admit. Why the hell am I talking about winter and posting a jellyfish? Well @get.creative.with are celebrating the seaside this week, which is let’s face it where we would all rather be!
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If you are at the seaside or want to pretend you are, Jerome here would be happy to tag along. Put him on a stretchy cord and add a weight and watch him JUMP! Search ‘Jerome the jellyfish’ on the site.


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One of the best council clean up finds we have come across was three enormous rolls of sticky paper. I think it was probably for printing originally, but now we use it to cover our art table. I replace it ever now and again when it starts to feel claustrophobic but I’m kind of missing this kaleidoscopic backdrop. #creativetable


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Say hello to Magda. She is a #FASHUN enthusiast with a penchant for big glasses and bigger hair. Despite appearances, she is put together pretty quickly #handywithpuppets
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Link in bio or search ‘Magda the rod puppet’ on the website.


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An incredible thing happened this weekend. My craft reluctant 5 year old woke up Saturday morning and asked ‘what are going to make today mum’ 🙌. All my craft pushing dreams came true.
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We made tinfoil boats plus these cushions from an old table cloth and pillow stuffing. He actually cried when we had to go to bed before we had the chance to make stamp rollers.Im not quite sure who this kid is but he can STAY!
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Hazel got in on the action too and demanded a unicorn cushion. She coloured in for about 3 minutes before ordering me to do the rest #workinprogress
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If you want to know how to make a basic cushion I have a similar tutorial for a banana cushion on the site. It’s basically draw, cut, sew and stuff.


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Found my new favorite pasta. No idea what it’s called but it gave me a billion ideas, some of which may end up in that previously promised kids jewellery ebook. I think I said September? Seems wildly ambitious but you never know! #pasta #playwithyourfood


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More pasta projects from the archives in honor of pasta week over at @get.creative.with. Guest judge extraordinaire @handmadecharlotte is picking her faves this week. Go check out her mermaid pasta wreath if you are feeling in need of a pick up. It’s some next level pasta crafting.
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Search ‘perfect pasta pencil holder’ on the site for the DIY for this coral inspired beauty.


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