Heart Shape Mouse Fridge Magnet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Fridge Magnets, Mouse, Shapes | Posted on 30-04-2010 | 8,885 views

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Today, let’s surprise Mom with a heart shape mouse.

Heart shape mouse fridge magnet

πŸ™‚ Click here to learn how to cut a symmetrical heart shape.

Cut out a heart shape out of grey foam.

Paste the googly eyes.

Cut two small hearts out of beach coloured felt.

Glue the small hearts as the ears. Using a hole punch, punch a pink foam and glue that as the nose. Use some thread as the whiskers. Glue a magnet at the back and your fridge magnet is done πŸ™‚

Craft’s What Is – Double Sided Tape

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in What is | Posted on 28-04-2010 | 3,947 views

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Double Sided Tape

Double-sided tape has adhesive on both sides of the tape. It can allow people to attach two things together without the tape showing.

Double-sided tape is more effective with sticking objects such as paper, cardboard, and arts and crafts together than regular tape is. Also, double-sided tape usually is not visible in the end product, due to it actually being in between the objects rather than overlaying them. This allows for neater looking projects and better craftsmanship. It can replace glue and attach two things together at the same time. Artwork can be mounted on boards with double sided tape, and plenty of people making scrapbooks use it.

Ethan in KidsNews

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 26-04-2010 | 8,385 views

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On the 15/02/2010, we appeared on TV3 in their KidsNews segment. They have finally mailed me the DVD and here’s the video to share with you guys πŸ™‚ Enjoy.

Cutie Hearts Huggies Fridge Magnet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Fridge Magnets, Mother's Day, Pipe Cleaner, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 23-04-2010 | 15,727 views

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This Mother’s Day, let’s give her some hugs and love.. with all our hearts πŸ˜€

You’ll need a lot of heart shapes for this craft. Click here to learn how to get the perfect symmetrical heart shape.

Cutie Hearts Hug Fridge Magnet

Trace a heart shape onto a pink craft foam and cut.

Trace smaller hearts onto red craft foam and cut. You'll need four of those.

Glue googly eyes onto the pink heart.

Glue white pipe cleaners onto the red hearts.

Glue them all onto the pink heart and you are done with your huggies πŸ˜€

What is pipe cleaner? Click here to find out.

Craft Tips – How to make Symmetrical Paper Heart

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Tips and Tricks, Paper Crafts, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 21-04-2010 | 12,749 views

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Do you have difficulty making a heart? I mean, do you find it hard to draw a heart that looks even on both sides? You might find that one side is bigger than the other or loop sided or anything else. It is actually very simple to make a symmetrical heart shape. Let’s do it now πŸ™‚

Get a piece of paper.

Cut out the shape of half a heart.

There, your symmetrical heart shape. It can never be too ugly no matter what πŸ˜›

Handprint Giraffe

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Art Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Giraffe, Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 19-04-2010 | 17,483 views

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Let’s do a handprint giraffe today.

Handprint Giraffe

Paint your palm yellow and print on a piece of paper.

Dot all over with brown paint.

Use a brush and paint the tail.

Use the brush to paint the mane. Use marker to draw the eye and mouth and your giraffe is done πŸ™‚

Paper Loop Lamb

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cotton, Crafts by Materials, Paper Crafts, Ribbon, Sheep | Posted on 16-04-2010 | 8,852 views

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Merryn had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb…

Merryn had a little lamb.. πŸ˜€ Before I break glasses with my ‘out of tune’ singing, let’s start with our lamb project.

Paper Loop Lamb

Paste one end of a strip of paper to the other end; forming a loop.

Paste two cotton balls as the feet.

Cut two ears from paper and paste.

Paste some cotton balls at the back as the wool and a ribbon near the ear to make it 'pretty' πŸ˜€

Craft-blogging mums

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 14-04-2010 | 16,747 views

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Remember I posted about our craft blog being featured here?


Well, today our craft blog is featured in the prints – The Star, page T17 to be exact. πŸ™‚

Craft blogging – the new mummy therapy

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 14-04-2010 | 5,182 views

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Hi fellow craftiers πŸ˜€

ParenThots

We’ve got good news! We are featured in ParenThots.

Snippets of the article..

β€œInitially the purpose of introducing Ethan to arts and crafts was to keep him quiet because with my husband at work, I had to handle Ethan on my own. I almost went crazy. I didn’t know what to do with him and I discovered that he actually doesn’t like to be in front of the TV too long. So, the only thing I could think of was to let him play with colours.

β€œI share instructions for the crafts in my blog so that if parents have the time and patience they can actually create some of the crafts with their own children. Crafts is something parents need to do it with the children otherwise it’s hard to cultivate the interest in the child. The child will get bored and not know what to do with the paper or they won’t know how to create the crafts.

Read the complete article here


Handprint Flower Bouquet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Felt, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Mother's Day, Paper Crafts, Shapes | Posted on 12-04-2010 | 14,516 views

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There’s nothing a mother loves more than a handmade handprint flower bouquet from the little one. This Mother’s Day, let’s get the little tots to do something for us πŸ˜›

Mother's Day Handprint Flower Bouquet

Draw your handprint on various colour papers.

Cut them out.

Paste them onto a piece of paper; the handprint being the petals.

Arrange and paste them until they form a flower.

Cut a piece of felt as the stalk and some heart shape as the leaves. Paste them.

Done! A bouquet of handprint flowers for Mommy! Boy, he doesn't look too happy πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

Crepe paper Carnation

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Crepe Paper, Festive Crafts, Mother's Day, Paper Crafts, Party Craft, Pipe Cleaner, Wedding favor | Posted on 09-04-2010 | 15,124 views

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Fresh flowers are beautiful but they don’t last. This is my first time venturing into making paper flowers. Instead of using tissue paper, I used crepe paper instead.

Crepe paper carnation

I used crepe paper instead of tissue paper and pipe cleaner instead of the floral wire.

Accordion fold the crepe paper. Fold it once from one side to the other and fold again.

Click here to learn more about accordion fold.

Loop the pipe cleaner in the middle and slowly pull and spread out the crepe paper.

I used pipe cleaner so that it can be looped around little girls' wrist as a corsage. Ideal as a wedding favor πŸ˜€

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. It will be nice to make a bouquet of this and present them to Mommies out there πŸ™‚

Craft’s What Is – Pipe Cleaner

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Pipe Cleaner, What is | Posted on 07-04-2010 | 8,008 views

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Pipe cleaners

A pipe cleaner is a type of brush originally intended for cleaning smoking pipes. Besides cleaning pipes, they can be used for any application that calls for cleaning out small bores or tight places. Special pipe cleaners are manufactured specifically for cleaning out medical apparatus and for engineering applications. They are popular for catching drips, tying up things, colour coding, and applying paints, oils, solvents, greases, and similar substances.

“Craft” pipe cleaners however are usually made with polyester or nylon pile and are often longer and thicker than the “smoking” type, and available in many different colors. Craft pipe cleaners are not very useful for cleaning purposes, because the polyester does not absorb liquids, and the thicker versions may not even fit down the stem of a normal pipe. Because “sharp” ends of a pipe cleaner are needed to push ends into backing material to hold up objects they should not be left for children under five to play with, unless under supervision.

Creative crafters can make flowers, plants, and animals out of pipe cleaners, as well as using them for other activities. Most craft stores sell assortments of pipe cleaners pre-packaged, or allow crafters to pick out individual pipe cleaners from bins.

Handprint Hen

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Art Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Easter, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Rooster | Posted on 05-04-2010 | 24,421 views

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It’s a wonder what our handprint can do. Today, we’ll transform our handprint into a hen πŸ™‚

Handprint Hen

Paint your palm white and print onto coloured paper.

Using felt and foam, decorate the hen.

You are done πŸ™‚

Easter Foam Egg Fridge Magnet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Easter, Festive Crafts, Fridge Magnets, Shapes | Posted on 02-04-2010 | 7,454 views

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Your fridge deserved to look good during Easter too. Let’s make an Easter Egg fridge magnet out of foam today πŸ™‚

Easter Foam Egg Fridge Magnet

You'll need multi coloured craft foams and a craft scissors

Cut out an egg and some strips. Paste a double sided tape on each strip.

Paste the strips onto the egg

Trim off the excess strips

Paste a magnet on the back of the egg

Let the little one place it on the fridge to be admired by all πŸ™‚