Snowflake Crystal

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Origami, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 29-10-2009 | 9,144 views

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This Christmas, let’s do some snowflakes to decorate our house.

Snowflake crystal.

Snowflake crystal.

Fold in half to make a crease.

Fold in half to make a crease.

Fold half again.

Fold half again.

Fold as shown above.

Fold as shown above.

Turn over.

Turn over.

Fold as above.

Fold as above.

Fold in half.

Fold in half.

Draw the lines and cut accordingly.

Draw the lines and cut accordingly.

You may want to paste it onto a hard board and paste some glitters on it as a Christmas tree ornament or just paste the snowflake onto your window panes.

You may want to paste it onto a hard board and paste some glitters on it as a Christmas tree ornament or just paste the snowflake onto your window panes.

Got some awesome Christmas ideas? Come share it with us.  Submit your crafts here. 🙂

Foam Pig Fridge Magnet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Fridge Magnets, Pig | Posted on 27-10-2009 | 11,356 views

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Foam pig fridge magnet.

Foam pig fridge magnet.

Using coins, draw two circles of slightly different sizes.

Using coins, draw two circles of slightly different sizes.

Draw the ears and legs and cut.

Draw the ears and legs and cut.

Glue some google eyes and the nose.

Glue some googly eyes and the nose.

Glue the face to the body. Stick a magnet at the back and your foam pig magnet is all done. Oink Oink!

Glue the face to the body. Stick a magnet at the back and your foam pig magnet is all done. Oink Oink!

Inspired to create other cute animals? Share with us here. 🙂

Ginger Bread Man

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Fridge Magnets, Ginger Bread Man, Party Craft | Posted on 22-10-2009 | 11,618 views

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Kimmy of “Kimmy and Julie :: Family Journal” had requested a craft on Christmas. He specifically wanted a Ginger Bread Man. So here it is, a Crafty Crafted version of the Ginger Bread Man.

Ginger Bread Man

Ginger Bread Man

Cut a ginger bread man out of a thin cork sheet. Paste googly eyes on it.

Cut a ginger bread man out of a thin cork sheet. Paste googly eyes on it.

Trace the ginger bread man onto a white piece of paper. Cut out the strips as the 'icing' and glue them onto the ginger bread man.

Trace the ginger bread man onto a white piece of paper. Cut out the strips as the 'icing' and glue them onto the ginger bread man.

Paste the necessary decorations on the ginger bread man. You may run a thread through it to make a christmas tree ornament or paste a magnet at the back as a fridge magnet.

Paste the necessary decorations on the ginger bread man. You may run a thread through it to make a christmas tree ornament or paste a magnet at the back as a fridge magnet.

Footprint Rooster

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Easter, Festive Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art, Rooster | Posted on 20-10-2009 | 14,517 views

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Cock-a-doodle-doo! Let’s make a rooster out of your footprint today.
Footprint rooster.

Footprint rooster.

Paint the foot yellow and the toes red.

Paint the foot yellow and the toes red.

Stamp it onto a piece of paper. Use your thumbprint as the rooster's wattle. Add eye and beak. Your rooster is done.

Stamp it onto a piece of paper. Use your thumbprint as the rooster's wattle. Add eye and beak. Your rooster is done.

If your little ones have done this and you would like the world to see it, share it with us here.

Footprint Butterfly

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Butterfly, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art, Insect crafts | Posted on 15-10-2009 | 56,930 views

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Kids just love to play with paint. Give them a brush and paint and just see them go.. Sometimes, with a little guide, we can help them create something nice. Here, we created a footprint butterfly.

Footprint butterfly.

Footprint butterfly.

Paint your foot to any colour you wish your butterfly to be. It may be ticklish to some..

Paint your foot to any colour you wish your butterfly to be. It may be ticklish to some..

Print your foot on a piece of paper.

Print your foot on a piece of paper.

Paint another foot and print it next to the initial print.

Paint another foot and print it next to the initial print.

The wings are done.

The wings are done.

Paint your finger with any colour to decorate the wings.

Paint your finger with any colour to decorate the wings.

Just dot around the wings for added colour.

Just dot around the wings for added colour.

Have ideas on other art and crafts inspired from hand and footprint? Do share with us here. Thank you. 🙂

Origami Heart Bookmark

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bookmark, Festive Crafts, Origami, Paper Crafts, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 13-10-2009 | 22,562 views

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Back in my school days, I loved making bookmarks for my friends. As students, that was what we often used. Want to try making an origami heart bookmark for your loved ones? Let’s go..

Origami Heart Bookmark.

Origami Heart Bookmark.

Fold in half to make a crease.

Fold in half to make a crease.

Cut along the crease with scissors.

Cut along the crease with scissors.

Fold in half to make a crease and fold back. Fold both sides to make creases again and fold back. You should get four columns.

Fold in half to make a crease and fold back. Fold both sides to make creases again and fold back. You should get four columns.

Fold to make a crease and fold back.

Fold to make a crease and fold back.

Using the recent crease as your guide, turn the paper and fold and turn back.

Using the recent crease as your guide, turn the paper and fold and turn back.

Fold to meet the center line.

Fold to meet the center line.

Fold the other so both meet the center line.

Fold the other so both meet the center line.

Fold backward.

Fold backward in the dotted line.

Push the upper part up and flatten it.

Push the upper part up and flatten it.

Do the same for the other side.

Do the same for the other side.

Fold and turn over.

Fold and turn over.

Your origami heart bookmark is done. :)

Your origami heart bookmark is done. 🙂

Have any other bookmark ideas? Share with us here and we’ll link it back to you. 🙂

Origami Skull

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Festive Crafts, Halloween, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 08-10-2009 | 35,956 views

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This is an interesting origami – a skull! Let’s do this for Halloween.

Origami skull.

Origami skull.

Fold a square paper half.

Fold a square paper half.

Fold to meet the center.

Fold to meet the center.

Fold in the top.

Fold in the top.

Fold as shown.

Fold as shown.

Fold down.

Fold down.

Turn over and fold as shown above.

Turn over and fold as shown above.

Fold down.

Fold down.

Fold up again.

Fold up again.

Fold again. Draw the eyes and nostrils.

Fold again. Draw the eyes and nostrils.

My boy with the origami skull.

My boy with the origami skull.

My students with their 'creation'

My students with their 'creation'

Have better Halloween ideas? Come and share with us here. 🙂

Mini Gift Box

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafty Crafted Friends, Paper Crafts | Posted on 06-10-2009 | 6,456 views

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A Crafty-Crafted Friend's submission of a mini gift box.

A Crafty-Crafted Friend's submission of a mini gift box.

Craft submitted by MummyMoon of http://beemoon80.blogspot.com/

MummyMoon prefers to let the pictures do the ‘talking’..

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You too can share your craft with us. Click here to submit your craft. 🙂

Handprint Ghost

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Festive Crafts, Halloween, Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 02-10-2009 | 10,312 views

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Still loving the Halloween theme, this is another ghost creation…

Simple handprint ghost.

Simple handprint ghost.

Hold your fingers close together and trace the outline. Use a black marker to draw the outline and the eyes and mouth. Cut.

Hold your fingers close together and trace the outline. Use a black marker to draw the outline and the eyes and mouth. Cut.

Have any Halloween craft to share? Submit your craft here and we’ll link it back to you. 🙂