Toilet Paper Roll Octopus

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Fingerprint Art, Octopus, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 31-08-2010 | 52,329 views

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Do you know we can make a cute octopus out of toilet paper roll? Let’s make one today 🙂

Toilet Paper Roll Octopus

Paint a toilet paper roll with colour of your choice

Let dry and cut strips mid way through the tube

Use a marker and roll the strips to curl it

Curled up octopus 😀

Paint your pointer white

Stamp your fingers as the eyes

Paint the black eye.

Get a hole punch and punch out tiny circles out of yellow foam

Paste the tiny foam circles onto the octopus

The octopus is done 😀

Paper Plate Cotton Sheep

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cotton, Crafts by Materials, Fingerprint Art, Paper Plate Crafts, Sheep | Posted on 27-08-2010 | 12,524 views

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I love sheeps. Let’s make a sheep today 🙂

Paper Plate Cotton Sheep

Paint a paper plate grey

Cut the sides and paste

Paint your thumb white

Dot as the eyes and paint the nose

Cut a pair of ears from white and pink paper

The face is done

Paste cotton balls on an empty paper plate

Paste the face to the body

Your paper plate cotton sheep is done 😀

Craft Tips – Painting Round Objects

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Tips and Tricks | Posted on 25-08-2010 | 7,721 views

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When painting round objects, like an egg, a ball or toilet paper roll, it helps to rest it on a holder so it won’t roll off.

It also helps to ensure it stays in place and not roll around when it is drying.

Mugs and egg cartons make excellent holders 🙂

Toilet Paper Roll Penguin

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Fingerprint Art, Penguin, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 23-08-2010 | 57,367 views

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Toilet paper roll is so much fun. I don’t dispose them. I keep them and transformed them into something cute. Today, we are going to transform a TP Roll into a penguin 😀


Toilet Paper Roll Penguin


Paint the toilet paper roll black


Cut a semi-oval from a white piece of paper and paste on the TP Roll


Cut a pair of flippers from black sugar paper and paste


Paint your fingertip white and stamp it on the TP Roll as the eyes


Paste a pair of feet and draw the black of the eye. The penguin is done 😀

Egg Carton Ant

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Ant, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Insect crafts, Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 19-08-2010 | 14,300 views

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Let’s make a giANT today 😛 Told you not to throw those egg cartons away. They can come pretty handy for crafts 🙂

Egg carton ant

Cut an egg carton

Paint it black or red

Paste the eyes and pipe cleaners as the legs

The GIANT ant is done 😀

Footprint Chick

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 17-08-2010 | 17,387 views

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Babies are always so cute. Let’s do a baby chicken – a footprint chick today 😀

Footprint Chick

Paint your foot yellow

Stamp your painted footprint onto a drawing block

Paint 3 fingers and stamp onto the footprint as the wing

Add details and an extra HUGE googly eyes for the maximum cuteness effect 😀 You might want to paint the chick's feet orange instead of black. I regretted painting it black 🙁

Collaborating with Craft Haven

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 16-08-2010 | 5,205 views

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Good news peeps! Since many of you have been e-mailing me asking on where do I get my supplies from, we are proud to announce that we have collaborated with Craft Haven to bring you the latest in craft supplies. Check them out here.

Step-by-step Koala Bear

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Animal Drawing Made Easy, Art Crafts, Koala, Step-by-step drawing | Posted on 13-08-2010 | 8,671 views

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For the very first time, we did a paint art. I drew the koala bears and guide Ethan to paint them. Here’s how to draw a simple koala bear.


Draw a U shaped nut


Draw a number SIX


Draw some claws and add details such as eyes and nose


First paint the sky


Then, paint some clouds


Paint the tree trunk


Add shades to the tree trunk


Add leaves


Add contours/colors to the leaves


First, outline the koala bear and then paint.


Lastly shade the bear and you’re done.

Ethan @ 36 months old

Crafty Crafted Studio Subang 2 is now open

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 13-08-2010 | 10,246 views

We are now OPEN. Click here for more details.

The Soft Launch of Crafty Crafted Studio and ParenThots Family Day

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 11-08-2010 | 3,472 views

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Great News! We have finally launched our Studio on the 8/8/2010.

Read all about it here and here is the entry by a fellow blogger who attended the launch.

We also participated in the recent ParenThots Family Day on the 7/8/2010. Read all about it here.

It had been a hectic but enjoyable weekend for us and here’s thanking all those who made both the above events a success.

From our hearts, THANK YOU very much 🙂


Origami Ice-cream

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 09-08-2010 | 11,351 views

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It’s time to indulge in delicious ice-cream 🙂

Origami Ice-cream

Fold a square paper half

Fold both ends to meet in the middle

Fold it back down as shown in the picture

Turn it around and fold back the excess ends.

Fold the top ends to meet in the middle.

Fold down as shown in the picture above.

Fold up again.

Like this.

Fold down again.

And up again 🙂

Turn it around and you’ll have this.

Draw lines for the cone and your ice-cream is done 🙂

Slurp! Slurp! Yummy 😀

Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 05-08-2010 | 56,178 views

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Feel like spying today? 😛 Let’s make a binoculars out of those toilet paper rolls 😀

Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars

Paint two toilet paper rolls black

Once dried glue them together

Use pegs to secure the rolls together while drying

Wrap the binoculars with a strip of black sugar paper.

Wrap a strip of gold or silver paper on each roll too.

You may also cover the roll with colored cellophane as the lens.

Your binoculars is done. Now… let’s spy 😛

Polystyrene tortoise

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Polystyrene, Turtle | Posted on 03-08-2010 | 14,049 views

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Craft goes green! I’m not throwing those polystyrene fruit trays away. Instead, we are making a tortoise out of it today 🙂

Polystyrene tortoise

Cut a polystyrene fruit tray into ‘cups of bowls’ 😛

Paint the polystyrene bowl

Cut squares out of paper and paste on the shell.

Cut out head and legs out of colored foams and paste.

Paste eyes.

Tortoises in meeting 🙂

The kids and their tortoises in hand and on their heads 😀