Footprint Penguin

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Felt, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art, Penguin | Posted on 30-07-2010 | 81,939 views

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Painting is just so much fun! We are very happy today so let’s make a happy footprint penguin 🙂

Footprint Penguin

Paint your foot white, then outline with black

It should be something like this

Stamp your painted foot onto a piece of paper

Paint your thumb black and stamp on both sides of the penguin

Use a hole punch to punch out small circles out of black craft foam.

Dab some glue on it.

Paste as the eyes. Cut a triangle out of felt and paste as the beak.

Happy feet is done 😀

Egg Carton Grapes

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Felt | Posted on 27-07-2010 | 30,952 views

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Craft Goes Green day 🙂 This time we are converting egg cartons into delicious and juicy grapes 😀


Yummy egg carton grapes 🙂


Cut and paint several egg carton cups

This will be my first time sharing a video of my boy at work 😀 This is a video of him painting 🙂

Ethan @ 36 months old


Once dry, paste them onto a piece of paper.
Cut and paste felt as the leaves.


Frame the grapes if you wish.


The 3D effect makes it a beautiful art piece 😀

Egg Carton Cat

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cat, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Felt, Festive Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Halloween | Posted on 26-07-2010 | 27,880 views

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Our crafts are going green so don’t throw your egg carton away. Let’s make a cool cat today 🙂

Egg carton cat

Cut the egg carton individually as shown in the picture above.

Glue them together and paint.

Let dry

Paint your fingertip white and stamp as the eyes

Cut two triangles from felt and paste as the ears

Decorate the cat as you wish

The egg carton cat is ready. Meow 😀

Hand and Footprint Lobster

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Art Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art, Lobster | Posted on 23-07-2010 | 79,864 views

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Today, we are going to make a lobster out of our hand and footprint 😀


Hand and Footprint Lobster


Paint your foot red


Print your painted foot on a piece of paper


Paint your palm red


Print both of your palms as shown in the picture


Use a brush to draw a line to connect the palm to the feet


Paint your fingertip black and stamp as the eyes


Your hand and footprint lobster is done 😀

The poster boy is THREE

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 21-07-2010 | 4,427 views

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Ethan, my poster boy is THREE years old today. If you’ve been following this blog, you would have watch him grow from a 12 months old chubby baby to a ‘no longer chubby’  toddler and now… an active little boy 😀

As he grows, so does this blog and we are proud to announce that we are expanding our studio beyond blogging. We are now about less than a month away from the official opening of our brand new Studio in Subang 2.  If you wish to be in our contact list for the opening, please do not hesitate to drop your contact details here.

This will be your chance to catch Ethan ‘live’ in action 😛

Cheers and have a nice day 🙂

Craft’s What Is – Masking Tape

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in What is | Posted on 21-07-2010 | 5,029 views

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Masking tape is a type of pressure sensitive tape made of a thin and easy-to-tear paper. It is available in a variety of widths. It is used mainly in painting to cover the part of a surface that should not be painted.

Vitagen Bottle Panda

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Panda, Vitagen bottle | Posted on 19-07-2010 | 14,933 views

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Since making the vitagen bottle elephant the other day, I’m very inspired to make other animals out of it. Today, we shall make a panda out of a vitagen bottle 🙂


Vitagen Panda


Draw a circle out of a white piece of paper, cut and paste to cover the mouth of the bottle


– Do the same for the base of the bottle.
– Paste small strips of paper to cover the entire surface and add some black parts using black sugar paper.


– Cut two ears out of black craft foam and paste


– Cut 2 eyes out of black sugar paper and paste.
– Paste 2 small googly eyes on it.
– Cut a small heart shape for the nose and draw the mouth.
– Use black craft foam as the legs.


Nice? 😀

Rocket

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bottles, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Vehicle | Posted on 16-07-2010 | 19,963 views

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Craft go green 🙂 Don’t throw your empty bottles away. Today, we are going to make a rocket 🙂

Rocket from recycled bottle

– Get an empty bottle

– Wrap it with aluminium foil

– Press and squeeze it tight until you see the shape of the bottle forming

Use colored craft foams to decorate the rocket

– Make a cone out of paper and stick to the tip of the rocket

– Wrap it with aluminium foil and decorate as you wish

Your awesome rocket is done! 😀

Craft Tips – Varnishing

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in What is | Posted on 14-07-2010 | 5,825 views

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PVA glue can also be used to make varnish, which will help protect the surface of many of your projects. A shiny, varnished effect looks really professional.  Mix the glue with one third the amount of water. The varnish will look a bit white when you paint it on, but when it dries it will be clear.

ParenThots Family Day is back!

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 13-07-2010 | 4,564 views

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We were there last year and it was a blast. Read all about it here. It is back this year and we are going to be there again 🙂

Yes peeps. Crafty-Crafted Studio will be participating in ParenThots Family Day again and this year we’ll be holding craft workshops for kids. Click here to register for the event. Registration for the workshops will only be open on the event day itself so mark your calendar and make a beeline to our booth to register your kids as seats are limited.

Date: Aug 7, 2010 (Saturday)

Time: 9am-12noon

Venue: Padang Astaka, Lorong Utara Kecil, Petaling Jaya

See you there 😀

Oh by the way, entrance is FREE 😀

Robot

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Shapes | Posted on 12-07-2010 | 15,782 views

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Craft goes green 🙂 Let’s make a robot out of empty boxes today 🙂


Robot


– Wrap two boxes of different sizes.
– Use any colored paper as you wish.

Two boxes wrapped in different colored papers

– Paste a couple of stones or buttons as the eyes

– Paste bottle caps as the ears

– Decorate the robot as you wish

– Paste 2 plastic cups as the legs

The robot is done 🙂

Ready for action 🙂

Playhouse Disney Contest – The Result

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement, Contest | Posted on 09-07-2010 | 7,162 views

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I would like to thank everybody who had submitted their entries for the Playhouse Disney Contest. It’s nice to see parents teaming up with their kids to come out with wonderful masterpiece! Below are the Top 3 winners in no particular order.

Sean of cre8tonebabe.blogspot.com has always wanted to be a pilot. He has a very clear ambition since he’s 1 year++  till now.  Being a pilot is his ‘big dream’… The love logo on the plane is an indication of his dream to bring his loved ones ie Daddy, Mummy, mei mei(sister), wai gong(grandpa), wai por(grandma), ah gu gu(mummy’s little brother), big gugu (mummy’s big brother) and jie jie (gugu’s girlfriend) to fly in his aeroplane; everyone he loves on board his plane. So sweet of him 🙂

Krystal of zekerene.blogspot.com wants to be a little gardener when she grows up. With a garden as lovely as hers, I won’t mind being a gardener too 😀

Chloe of chloeruoyi.blogspot.com wants to be a teacher of a multi-coloured nation. So sweet! Those are definitely happy looking students she got there 🙂

Congratulations to all 3 winners. I hope your sweet ambition will come true 😀

We’ll be contacting the winners in a couple of days for the prize collection.

Thank you once again to all who have participated. Watch out for our next contest coming up real soon 🙂

Craft’s What Is – PVA Glue

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in What is | Posted on 07-07-2010 | 20,441 views

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PVA glue – Is also known as white glue, school glue or wood working glue. It is water-based; your hands and brushes come clean easily under the tap. PVA glue sticks most things together – wood, cardboard, paper, cloth and plastic.

It is great for applying glitter too. Just mix it in and paint it. You can apply the glue with either a paintbrush or a glue spreader. PVA glue mixed with water is perfect for papier-mache and the glue can be undiluted on parts that need extra strength.

Coming up.. other usage of PVA glue. Stay tuned 🙂

Cotton Sheep

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cotton, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Paper Crafts, Sheep | Posted on 05-07-2010 | 21,334 views

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This is one cute craft you can do with your old newspaper 🙂 See, our crafts are going green!


Cotton sheep


– Crumple a newspaper into a ball.
– Use masking tape to cover the entire surface


– Paste rolled up cotton onto the newspaper ball


– Poke a toothpick through, glue and let dry.
– Cut black straws and glue over the toothpicks.
– Let dry.


– Cut a face out of black colored foam and paste.
– Paste a couple of googly eyes and your cotton ball sheep is ready! So cute 🙂

Craft Stick Bee Bookmark

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bee, Bookmark, Craft Foam, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Insect crafts | Posted on 02-07-2010 | 11,738 views

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We can make an interesting bee bookmark using a craft stick.


Craft stick bee bookmark


– Draw a circle on a yellow craft foam and cut


– Draw and cut another circle out of a black craft foam this time


– Paint a craft stick yellow


– Cut the black circle into half, paste as wings.
– Cut some tiny strips out of black craft foams and paste on the bee.
– Paste the craft stick at the back.


Your cute craft stick bee bookmark is all done 🙂