Category Archives: Activities

April 4, 2013

How Does Tea Inspire You?

A year ago we traveled to South Africa and were inspired to create the pieces you see in our current collection. We reached out to three of our favorite crafting bloggers to see how our collection inspires them. You wouldn’t believe the amazing projects they’ve come up with! But, before we share their projects with you, we’d like to share a little project of our own.

 

Our Nova Trapeze Mini Dress was the main inspiration behind our project.

The pattern is bold & colorful, reminding us of exotic fruits. This is a no fuss dress, so we thought it was important that our project was too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Big Thank You to Stacy, Helen, and Rachel for being a part of this!

April 3, 2013

March Activity Book Winner

Congratulations to Anthony, our March activity book winner! We were so impressed by your use of color, it’s almost as if the zebras are jumping right off the page!

 

Browse all the entries and honorable mentions on our Flickr page.

Interested in entering the contest for next month? Take a picture of your child’s completed activity book picture and send it to us at blog@teacollection.com with “Activity Book Entry” in the subject line. We pick one winner each month to receive a $100 Tea gift certificate. To get the new activity book, simply make a purchase at Tea and we’ll send you one with your order. You can also download activity book pages here from our inspiration page.

 

March 29, 2013

Mix & Match New Spring Styles

 

How do you mix & match tea? The options seem endless!
While our wardrobe sets make it easy for you purchase select styles to mix & match, it’s important to take note of all of the possibilities!  You can make a statement by mixing patterns or play it safe with shades of pink. Want to encourage your little citizen to make her own choices?
Grab the image above to print.
Have her cut out each piece and see what types of outfits she can create.
(Right click to ‘Save As’ or click on the image and drag it onto your desktop to print)

March 5, 2013

February Activity Book Winner

We’re thrilled to honor Izzy as February’s Activity Book Winner!  We absolutely adored all the bright colors she used on the giraffes!

Browse all the entries and honorable mentions on our Flickr page.

Interested in entering the contest for next month? Take a picture of your child’s completed activity book picture and send it to us at blog@teacollection.com with “Activity Book Entry” in the subject line. We pick one winner each month to receive a $100 Tea gift certificate. To get the new activity book, simply make a purchase at Tea and we’ll send you one with your order. You can also download the activity book pages here on our Studio T blog.

Download all of our activity book pages by visiting our activity printouts blog tag.

 

February 1, 2013

January’s Activity Book Winner

We’re staring the new year with new talent, and a new activity book! We’re welcoming Destination South Africa in true Tea style with activity book pages featuring giraffes, lion masks, flowers and more! To get the new activity book, simply make a purchase at Tea and we’ll send you one with your order. You can also download the activity book pages here on our Studio T blog.

We’re thrilled to honor January’s winner Camila! Here is a picture of her modeling her beautiful South Africa inspired necklace- too cute!

We love the colors in her necklace and we think that her big smile makes the picture fabulous! Congrats Camila!

Browse all the entries and honorable mentions on our Flickr page.

Interested in entering the contest for next month? Take a picture of your child’s completed activity book picture and send it to us at blog@teacollection.com with “Activity Book Entry” in the subject line. We pick one winner each month to receive a $100 Tea gift certificate.

Download all of our activity book pages by visiting our activity printouts blog tag.

 

January 24, 2013

Activity Book Page: Make a Mask

Looking to for a way to let your inner lion roar? Check out our free download of our South Africa inspired lion mask. This activity book page was designed off our Layer Lion Mask boys graphic tee.

boys graphic teesWe designed the boys t-shirt after a lion mask we found at a South African market. The embroidery details take it from bold to brilliant. Create your own detail on our activity book page below!

Download a copy of the Make A Mask Activity Printout.

Once you’re done coloring, submit your creation to blog@teacollection.com for your chance to win a $100 Tea gift certificate! Every month, Tea staff will pick one artistic little citizen to win!  Honorable mentions will also be uploaded into their own featured blog post. Let your creative juices flow and show us your inner artist!

January 11, 2013

DIY Safety Pin Bracelet

diy safety pin bracelet steps

Make your own safety pin bracelet!

Step 1:  Start beading your safety pins.  We put 5 seed beads (size 6/0) onto each small safety pin.   As you are beading start to envision a desirable pattern or make it completely random for a kaleidoscope effect.
*Please note since sharp objects are involved, this craft is for children 8 years and up.
Step 2: Make sure you use needle nose pliers to clamp each safety pin permanently closed.  No booboos here!
Step 3:  Cut two pieces of elastic 5 inches longer than the circumference of your child’s wrist.
Step 4: Tie a knot with the two pieces of elastic.  Start stringing your safety pins in the desirable pattern.  We did all the tops on the top string and all the bottoms on the other.
Step 5:  When you are done beading, tie a knot on each elastic cord (top and bottom separately).  Then knot with the other side to create a full circle.

Two girls in South African inspired clothes.

Wear our Rosebank Mini Dress and Mtititi Floral Tunic Top withyour safety pin bracelet.

Wear your safety pin bracelet with any of our girls dresses or girls tops.  We really liked how the yellow beads complimented the yellow accents in our Rosebank Mini Dress.   Get creative with your bracelet patterns and girls outfits and share with us on our Facebook.