Envelope Bookmark

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bookmark, Craft from Recycled Materials, Quick n Easy | Posted on 27-05-2009 | 4,033 views

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All you need is an old envelope, a craft scissors and some craft punch.
Cut the corner of an envelope and decorate it as you like.
The idea is to use the corner of an envelope as a bookmark. How you beautify it is up to you! Simple isn’t it?

Origami Ladybug

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 25-05-2009 | 5,720 views

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This has got to be one of the simplest origami ever! If you ever want to try origami, this origami ladybug is definitely for you.
Fold a square paper half.
Fold down both corners leaving some space in the middle.
Flip it over and fold the upper part to the middle point.
Fold a little back up.
Flip it over again and decorate it with some black dots.
Simple? Too simple… This origami ladybug is just way too simple. 😀

Paper Chain Rabbit

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Paper Chain, Paper Crafts, Quick n Easy, Rabbit | Posted on 23-05-2009 | 10,599 views

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A great way to decorate your wall, notice board, posters or anything is to add this cute paper chain rabbit.
Take a strip of paper. Fold it lapping each other.
Draw a rabbit, making sure the nose and the tail touches the folded area. This is to ensure your rabbits will be chained to each other.
Use a paper punch and punch out a hole for the eyes. Cut along the lines and you’ll get your cute paper chain rabbit!

Origami Frog

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 21-05-2009 | 4,254 views

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Sugar Honey taught me this origami frog.

This origami frog is quite simple yet looks difficult to explain.
First, get a square paper and fold all corners to the middle.
Turn it over and fold all corners to the middle again.
Turn it over again and fold all corners to the middle one last time.
Turn it over and you’ll get this.
Pinch two of those out to form the eyes.
Like this.
See the eyes? Then press down the mouth.
Flatten the feet.
My students with their origami frog. ^^

Ribbon bookmark

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bookmark, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Quick n Easy, Ribbon | Posted on 20-05-2009 | 6,152 views

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This is too simple to do. All you need is a ribbon, foam and googly eyes. Cut out the foam to any shapes desired and add the googly eyes to make it more interesting. Paste the foam on both sides of the ribbon and on both ends too. Alternatively, you may used nice buttons instead of foams.

Handprint Tree

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Quick n Easy | Posted on 18-05-2009 | 4,949 views

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At the playground today, Ethan kept on observing the trees and the falling leaves. He has seen those trees and the leaves everyday for so many months now but wonder why today he was more intrigue by them. So when we got back home, I decided to do this craft with him.
By now this boy is an expert in tracing the outline of his palm. I helped him cut out the ‘hands’ as he is too young to use the scissors.
I let him do his own pasting. One thing about craft for kids is, the more imperfect it is, the better I like it!
He is so proud of all his crafts, he kept on telling Daddy, “Ethan make tree” and also “Ethan make SUN” referring to his previous Sun craft! 🙂

Peek-A-Boo Chick

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Easter, Festive Crafts, Quick n Easy | Posted on 16-05-2009 | 3,814 views

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There was once when I kept the eggs in my fridge for far too long that they turn bad. Then hubs jokingly said that luckily it turn bad, otherwise they will hatch! And then, I got an idea for this craft…
All I used was my old place mat and that scouring sponge? Is that what they call it? Some googly eyes and glue are needed too.
Got Ethan to outline the ‘egg‘.
Ready for assemble.
Cute? It’s a gentle reminder to quickly consume the eggs before they hatch! 😀

Origami Whale

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Origami | Posted on 15-05-2009 | 5,357 views

Another super easy origami to do. It’s so easy, I’ll just let the pictures do the ‘talking‘ as usual.

LadyBug Tea Light Holder

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials | Posted on 13-05-2009 | 6,709 views

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I was clearing my drawer when I saw many Chinese New Year greeting cards. Then it hit me, why not turn them into something beautiful, something useful…
Don’t throw away your greeting cards. It is getting rare these days as many people opt to send virtual greetings instead…
Cut out a strip to wrap the tea light and a circle for the bug.
Cut out the head and some legs from black craft foam.
I flip through old magazines to find pages with black printout and cut out small circles for the dot on the bug’s body. I also cut out my old place mat for the base of my bug.
Glue them all together and I got this beautiful tea light holder, from recyclable items! Simple!

Cute Pom-Pom Chick

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Easter, Festive Crafts, Pom Pom Craft | Posted on 13-05-2009 | 4,530 views

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This is my first time doing a yarn craft. But I definitely LOVE the result of this Cute PomPom Chick! Isn’t it cute?
You’ll need this small gadget to make the pom pom.
You’ll need to do two pompoms of slightly different sizes. Then tie them up together. Lastly, decorate them and you’ll get this…Ahh.. imagine having a cute chick on your phone/fax receiver. Simply cute. ^^

Box House

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Quick n Easy | Posted on 13-05-2009 | 3,564 views

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Just a simple backdated post on craft from recyclable item. I converted this huge box to be a play house and Ethan simply love it!

Emoti~fly

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Quick n Easy | Posted on 07-05-2009 | 3,938 views

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Instructions
Fold a craft paper into half.
Cut out half of a butterfly.

Open it up and you’ll get a full butterfly.

Add details as to your liking.


You Are My Sunshine

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Plate Crafts, Quick n Easy | Posted on 06-05-2009 | 7,996 views

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On this hot sweaty day, let’s make the sun looks kinder and cuter so that we don’t hate it so much, shall we?

Start by tracing the hand on yellow paper. For small palm like Ethan’s, fold the A4 paper twice to get 4 equal parts. Cut out the hand prints. Paint a paper plate yellow.
Only the bottom part of the plate needs to be painted.
Glue the hand prints onto the painted plate.

Add details such as the eyes and a smile and the Sun is done!
Look at the little fella admiring his Sun amongst many other artworks on the wall! 🙂

The Owl

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts, Quick n Easy | Posted on 05-05-2009 | 18,452 views

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This is a little bit difficult for Ethan’s level. The only thing he managed to do is to hold down the centre section down until the glue dries up. Alternatively, you can just put a clothe peg to hold it down until it dries up.

On one paper plate, fold about a third of the plate over (have the bottom of the plate facing forward). This paper plate will be the owl’s head.

On the folded part, cut two short slits and fold them back up. (These will be the owl’s tufts – although they look like ears, they are only feathers. An owl’s ears are simple holes on the sides of the head).

Glue the center section down.

Glue or staple the head to another paper plate.

Cut another paper plate in half (these will be the wings).

Glue or staple the wings to the body at a slight angle.


Color in the owl, drawing feathers, wings, or other patterns.


I’m a little bit dissapointed with the result of my colouring as the owl looks way too UGLY! If you are going to try this, try colouring it better, just don’t end up like MINE! 😀

Eagle

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Drawing Made Easy, Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 04-05-2009 | 4,288 views

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Instructions
Trace your bare foot on a piece of paper.
Trace your hand with fingers spread slightly on each side of the foot.
Draw the head, eyes, nose and feet. Add in the feathers.

Penguin

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Drawing Made Easy, Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 04-05-2009 | 3,978 views

Instructions
Trace around a shoe on a piece of paper.
Draw an oval for the belly.
Squeeze fingers together and trace around that hand behind the penguin for body.
Draw the eyes and a small triangle for a beak.

Origami Crab

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 01-05-2009 | 5,190 views

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The origami that I chose will always be very simple, it is self-explanatory. Here goes an origami crab project I had with my students for their essay props.
Just look at their proud faces having accomplish something nice. The next step when I got them to do their essay on crabs, their face is not so ‘glowing’ anymore. LOL!

Origami Dog

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 01-05-2009 | 5,168 views

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Let’s officiate this blog with an origami dog post. This is an extremely simple origami, it needs no explaination. The picture will do the ‘talking’.

Don’t you think Ethan is doing it like a pro now? 🙂

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