Origami Rat

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Mouse, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 31-08-2009 | 11,128 views

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Say the word RAT and most of us will jump!  But I’m sure this origami rat will make even the kids to love rodents.

Origami rat.

Origami rat.

You'll need a square piece of paper.  Try getting grey for maximum effect.

You'll need a square piece of paper. Try getting grey for maximum effect.

Fold it half and half again. Open. We just need the lines that has formed.

Fold it half and half again. Open. We just need the lines that has formed.

Fold one end, not too near the middle.

Fold one end, not too near the middle.

Fold a flip upwards as the ear.

Fold a flip upwards as the ear.

Fold the bottom nicely to the back.  The origami rat is quite ready.

Fold the bottom nicely to the back. The origami rat is quite ready.

Decorate it and it is all ready to eat cheese!

Decorate it and it is all ready to eat cheese!

Cutie Fur Ball

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Cotton, Crafts by Materials, General, Quick n Easy | Posted on 27-08-2009 | 7,082 views

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I think most of us will have these cotton balls at home. Why not create something cute out of it?

Isn't it cute?

Isn't it cute?

You'll need a cotton ball and some beans. Glue the beans as the legs.

You'll need a cotton ball and some beans. Glue the beans as the legs.

Two more beans as the ear and a couple of googly eyes. The cutie furball is done!

Two more beans as the ear and a couple of googly eyes. The cutie furball is done!

Origami Pig

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Origami, Paper Crafts, Pig | Posted on 25-08-2009 | 22,249 views

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This origami pig is so simple even a kid can do it!

Origami Pig

Origami Pig

Fold a square paper half.

Fold a square paper half.

Fold it half again.

Fold it half again.

Unfold.

Unfold.

Fold both corners to meet in the middle.

Fold both corners to meet in the middle.

Fold it down.

Fold it down.

Fold a little flip up.

Fold a little flip up.

Fold a smaller flip down.

Fold a smaller flip down.

Fold two corners as the ears.

Fold two corners as the ears.

Foam Insects/Animals Bookmark

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bookmark, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Insect crafts, Ladybug, Turtle | Posted on 24-08-2009 | 19,760 views

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These cuties foam animals bookmarks can surely encourage the little ones to read more..

These cuties foam animals bookmarks can surely encourage the little ones to read more..

Using a coin, draw a circle on a craft foam.

Using a coin, draw a circle on a craft foam.

Cut out the shapes as desired, depending on what animal/insect you fancy.

Cut out the shapes as desired, depending on what animal/insect you fancy.

Glue them all together, add decor.

Glue them all together, add decor.

Glue a paper clip at the back and let dry. Your bookmark is now ready to be used!

Glue a paper clip at the back and let dry. Your bookmark is now ready to be used!

Origami Car

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts, Vehicle | Posted on 21-08-2009 | 22,270 views

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This origami car will go well with little boys.

This origami car will go well with little boys.

Start with a square piece of paper

Start with a square piece of paper

Fold it half.

Fold it half.

Fold it half again and open it back. We just need the line that has formed.

Fold it half again and open it back. We just need the line that has formed.

Fold up into the middle line.

Fold up into the middle line.

Fold both ends down.

Fold both ends down.

Fold it close along the middle line.

Fold it close along the middle line.

Like this...

Like this...

Fold the end up again.

Fold the end up again.

Fold one end down and turn it around.

Fold one end down and turn it around.

Draw the window and door as you wish and your origami car is ready to go!

Draw the window and door as you wish and your origami car is ready to go!

The Mummy

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Halloween, Party Craft | Posted on 20-08-2009 | 5,418 views

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This Halloween, why not make this freaky Mummy to give your Treat or Treater a scare?

This Halloween, why not make this freaky Mummy to give your Trick or Treater a scare?

First you'll need a toilet paper roll. Browse through old magazines and cut out the nicest looking pair of eyes there. Paste it onto the toilet paper roll.

First you'll need a toilet paper roll. Browse through old magazines and cut out the nicest looking pair of eyes there. Paste it onto the toilet paper roll.

Wrap tissue or toilet paper around it.

Wrap tissue or toilet paper around it.

With the eyes peeping, your Mummy is ready to freak guests out!

With the eyes peeping, your Mummy is ready to freak out guests!

Fingerprint Butterfly

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Butterfly, Fingerprint Art, General, Insect crafts | Posted on 19-08-2009 | 41,299 views

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Remember the fingerprint bees we did not too long ago?  Well, let’s develop it a little bit more and create a garden with butterflies and flowers.

Beautiful colourful fingerprint butterfly.

Beautiful colourful fingerprint butterfly.

Paint your thumb with the colours of your choice.

Paint your thumb with the colours of your choice.

Print in onto a paper as the butterfly's wings.

Print it onto a paper as the butterfly's wings.

You may add in some flowers, leaves and the bees too.

You may add in some flowers, leaves and the bees too.

Once it is all dried up, you will need to help the little ones decorate their garden a little bit using markers.

Once it is all dried up, you will need to help the little ones decorate their garden a little bit using markers.

A beautiful fingerprint garden with butterflies, flowers and bees!

A beautiful fingerprint garden with butterflies, flowers and bees!

Egg Carton Penguin (Fridge magnet)

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Fridge Magnets, Penguin | Posted on 17-08-2009 | 16,996 views

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I’m sure we all have egg cartons ‘scattered’ in our house from time to time. Let’s see what we can do with those cartons.

I think we can do a cute penguin out of it…
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Paint the egg carton white

Paint the egg carton white

Cut a strip of black craft foam and wrap it around the painted carton. You'll need two.

Cut a strip of black craft foam and wrap it around the painted carton. You'll need two.

Use a stapler to stapel them together

Use a stapler to stapel them together

Trim off the excess carton

Trim off the excess carton

Add the wings of the penguin

Add the wings of the penguin

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Decorate the penguin with googly eyes, orange craft foam as the beak, yellow craft foam as the feet and tie a ribbon around it’s neck as a scarf. Give it an ear muff for maximum coolness effect! You may want to glue a magnet at the back of it and it can be a cute fridge magnet!

Origami Jetplane

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts, Vehicle | Posted on 14-08-2009 | 7,054 views

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Thinking back on ol’ school time. Flying a paper jetplane is a must do everyday during a boring lesson.

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The origami jetplane is now ready!

The happiest kid around!

The happiest kid around!

Jack-O-Orange

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Festive Crafts, Halloween, Party Craft | Posted on 13-08-2009 | 3,926 views

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Introducing Jack

Introducing Jack

Alright, so Halloween is a couple of months away. But It’s never too early to start planning right? Instead of using the big and bulky pumpkin year in year out and throwing them away after a party, why not try using a smaller version? An orange. Kids will love them, adults will find them delicious!

Here's a fresh orange

Here's a fresh orange

Draw the outline of Jack

Draw the outline of Jack

Jack

Jack

Footprint Ghost Bookmark

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bookmark, Festive Crafts, Halloween, Hand and Footprint Art, Quick n Easy | Posted on 12-08-2009 | 20,847 views

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Need a bookmark? Try making your very own footprint ghost bookmark. All you need are foam craft and googly eyes.
The ghost is best done on white craft foam. I did not have any white craft foam at the time of doing this, so I settled with yellow foam instead. Trace the outline of your foot onto the foam. Cut it out. Paste the googly eyes and decorate it.
Cut a small slit slightly below the mouth.
Your footprint ghost bookmark is done!
Quick and easy!

Handprint Fly

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Fly, Hand and Footprint Art, Insect crafts | Posted on 09-08-2009 | 13,159 views

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Feel like making a fly today.
You’ll need a black craft foam, a laminating sheet, pipe cleaner, some yarn, stones for the eyes and glue.
Trace your handprint on the laminating sheet.

Cut two circles of slightly different sizes and a small oval and paste them onto a piece of paper to form the abdomen of the fly.

Spread glue onto the laminating sheet and scatter some yarn all over it.

Sorry for the picture does not really show the ‘wings’ properly. Anyway, here is the handprint fly.

 

Fingerprint Goldfish

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Art Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Fish | Posted on 03-08-2009 | 9,245 views

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Let’s make a cute fingerprint goldfish for luck.
First, put your orange thumb print as the body of the fish.
Then use your fingertips as the fins (both upper and lower) and tail.
Use markers to draw the eyes and line the fins and tails. Your fingerprint goldfish is ready!