Leigh Rawdon's (Tea Co-Founder) son creates his own sailboat!
Sail the high seas with this fun egg carton sailboat activity inspired by Destination:Brazil. With few supplies and easy assembly, this activity will have your little one out sailing in no time.
- Lid of an egg carton
- Construction paper
- Hole punch or sharp pencil
- Straw or stick
- Paints & paintbrush or markers
- Cut a triangle from the construction paper.
- Punch 2 or 3 holes along one side of the paper.
- Weave a straw or stick through the holes in the paper triangle.
- Paint the inside of the egg carton lid.
- Tape your sail to one end of the boat.
Once you’re done, snap a few pics of your little citizen sailing their boat and enter them in our “Around the World Activity Contest” for your chance to win one of our 10 weekly prizes and be entered into a sweepstakes to win a $500 Tea gift certificate. Contest starts 7/1/2012. Visit www.facebook.com/teacollection to enter.
This activity was inspired by our Kasato Stripe Dress which first debuted in Destination: Brazil in Spring 2009.
It has a Japanese aesthetic with nautical notes named after the boat that brought the first Japanese immigrants to Brazil in 1908.
We’re celebrating our 10 year anniversary and we’re calling on all little citizens to enter our “Around the World Activity Contest” for your chance to win a $500 Tea shopping spree and one of ten weekly prizes from our anniversary collection. Enter by sharing a photo of your little citizens completing craft activities inspired by our 10 anniversary destinations.
To be eligible to win, be sure to:
• Take a photo of your little citizen completing a do-it-yourself activity based on one of our anniversary destinations (Brazil, Turkey, Japan, Korea, or West Africa) and upload it to the official “Around the World Activity Contest” tab on Tea’s Facebook.
• After you upload the photo, add a photo caption including the name of the activity and which destination inspired the craft.
• Share your photo with your friends and ask them to vote. The more votes you have, the greater the chance you’ll have to win!
Below is a list of our favorite diy activities based on our anniversary destinations. Click on the title to be taken to a blog post with step-by-step directions for each activity.
Make Brazilian Music
Find Your Local Tea Retailer
Make an Egg Carton Sailboat
Make Your Own Playdough
Make Your Own Paper
Make an Authentic Japanese Fan
Make a Spirit Stick
Color Dragon Mask from our Activity Book
For more inspiration, visit our “around the world diy” Pinterest board.
Happy Crafting & Good Luck!
Thank you everyone who entered our June Activity Book Coloring Contest! We’re always overwhelmed with all the talent we see from our Tea fans.
Without further ado, we’re proud to announce Michael as this month’s winner.
We also had two honorable mentions, pictured below. On the left we have a submission from Mona. On the right, we have a submission from Elliot.
Thank you everyone for entering and be sure to submit a new picture for July’s contest!
Browse all the entries 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with “Activity Book Entry” in the subject line. We pick one winner each month to receive a $100 Tea gift certificate. We’ll also post all honorable mentions on our blog page and all submissions will be posted on our Flickr page.
Download all of our activity book pages by visiting our activity printouts blog tag.
This photo was taken in front of Sweet Pea, a Tea retailer located in Traverse City, Michigan.
Tea was born in 2002 with 3 pima cotton baby sweaters inspired by the simple, elegant and graceful designs of traditional Chinese clothing. These sweaters were first sold by Bell & Trunk, a local boutique in San Francisco. By the end of year one, Tea could be found in 50 local retailers. Now, 10 years later, we’re in over 300 and online.
To help us celebrate our 10 year anniversary, we encourage you to find your closest local Tea Retailer. Once you’re there, snap a picture in front of the store sign and submit it to our “Around the World Activity Contest” on Facebook for your chance to win a $500 Tea shopping spree or one of ten weekly prizes!
To find your local Tea retailer, visit our store locator.
Tea staff member Cindy has her two children jam out to their own Brazilian-inspired music!
Have your child play the tambourine, guitar, drums, flute, or any other instrument they want to make their own Brazilian music! As they’re rocking out, snap a few pics and enter them in our “Around the World Activity Contest” for your chance to win one of our 10 weekly prizes and be entered into a sweepstakes to win a $500 Tea gift certificate. Contest starts 7/1/2012. Visit www.facebook.com/teacollection to enter.
Leigh Rawdon's (Tea Co-Founder) son has fun making Brazilian music!
This activity was inspired by our Boy’s Lapa Polo Shirt. The Lapa Polo first debuted in Destination: Brazil in Spring 2009.
It was named for a neighborhood in Rio with a lively nightlife and has a lively multi-colored dot print. We’re betting it goes with your Little Citizen’s lively personality!