Making a PomPom Maker

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Pom Pom Craft, YouTube tutorial | Posted on 29-09-2010 | 4,940 views

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Today, we are going to learn how to make a PomPom maker πŸ˜€ I found this great tutorial and am happy to share it here πŸ™‚

We’ll be making PomPom maker from recycle items (used CD and popsicle sticks) and I love it to the max! Gone are the days of buying PomPom makers πŸ™‚

Paper plate UFO

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Paper Plate Crafts, Vehicle | Posted on 27-09-2010 | 17,319 views

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UFO – Unidentified Flying Object. Let’s make one today πŸ˜€

Paper plate UFO

You’ll need to paint two pieces of paper plates.

Decorate the paper plate with glitter paper.

Cut an alien out of green paper and paste.

Glue an empty plastic container over the alien.

Glue the two pieces of paper plates together.

We had a ‘Project UFO’ in the studio last Saturday.

And the kids loved it. These are some of their UFOs πŸ˜€

Boys will definitely love this craft πŸ™‚

D is for Dinosaur

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alphabets, Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Dinosaur, Teaching Aid | Posted on 24-09-2010 | 10,325 views

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Remember the video I shared on how to cut letters out of paper here ? Well, we are going to make use of our new found skill and make learning the alphabets so much FUN!

From today onwards we are going to make random alphabet craft projects. We are going to start with the letter D. We are going to make a Dino teaching aid πŸ˜€

D for Dinosaur πŸ™‚

Cut out a D and outline it on a brown foam or any color of your choice.

That letter D will be the prominent feature in this craft

Using other colors except brown, cut out body parts from craft foams.

I refrain from using brown again as we need the letter D to stand out.

Glue onto the letter D

Cut out shapes for decorative purposes and glue onto the dinosaur

The Dinosaur is done πŸ˜€

How To Cut Letters from Papers

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Paper Crafts, YouTube tutorial | Posted on 22-09-2010 | 33,692 views

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I found this on YouTube the other day and thought that it is extremely awesome!

Coming up soon is what we did with those letter cut outs. Stay tune πŸ™‚

Abstract Art – Paint

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, YouTube tutorial | Posted on 20-09-2010 | 8,002 views

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I love abstract art. Today we are going to use marbles to paint an abstract art πŸ™‚

I’m going to let the video do the tutorial today πŸ˜€

Abstract Art – Simple and nice. The kids will definitely LOVE this! The process of making it especially πŸ˜€

Muffin Cup Flowers

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Mother's Day, Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 17-09-2010 | 10,799 views

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Muffins are delicious. Today we are going to use muffin cups to make beautiful flowers πŸ˜€

Muffin cup flowers

We’ll need muffin cups

Paste them onto a piece of paper

Press to keep them in place

Use a coin as a guide and draw a circle on a color craft foam.

Paste the craft foam in the middle of the muffin cups

Like this πŸ™‚

Cut strips out of brown craft foam and paste

Bend a green pipe cleaner and paste as the leaf

Repeat

You’re done πŸ˜€

The satisfaction I got from that smile of his – PRICELESS πŸ˜€

Chinese Takeout box lantern

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, YouTube tutorial | Posted on 15-09-2010 | 9,038 views

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Mooncake festival is around the corner and people all over are making lanterns to celebrate it. Here’s a video tutorial on how to recycle Chinese Takeout boxes into beautiful lanterns by Shiho Masuda. Check out more of his awesome creations here.

Egg Carton Pig

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Pig | Posted on 14-09-2010 | 13,102 views

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Oink! Oink!

Egg carton pig

You’ll need two cups of from the egg carton

Glue them together

Hold them together so that they stick nicely on each other

Paint it pink

Use pink craft foams to decorate the pig and you are done πŸ™‚

Craft Stick Lantern

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Panda, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 10-09-2010 | 34,568 views

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Remember the abstract art we did previously? If you don’t, check it out here.

We are going to make a lantern out of that art piece today.

Craft Stick Lantern

Paste 4 craft sticks to form a square on the art piece

Paste more sticks until you get 4 squares

Cut and paste the end together. Cover the bottom and stick a tea light in the middle.

I made another using Panda as the motive and I find it really cool πŸ˜€

Using crayons, I drew a couple of pandas on a tracing paper

Like this πŸ™‚

Cover it with another tracing paper

Iron. Again, please be careful while handling hot iron. Make sure the little ones are no where nearby.

Cut and glue together

Nice πŸ™‚

Crafty Crafted Studio – New Addition

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 09-09-2010 | 3,472 views

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We have a new addition in our Studio. It is the kids’ current favourite spot πŸ™‚

A place where they can express themselves with graffiti-like art πŸ™‚

Check out our fee structure here.

Craft’s What Is – Corrugated Paper

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in What is | Posted on 08-09-2010 | 2,953 views

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Corrugated fiberboard is a paper-based material consisting of a fluted corrugated sheet and one or two flat linerboards.

Corrugated fiberboard paper comes in two forms, lined and unlined. For art and craft purposes, lined corrugated paper is usually used. Lined corrugated paper is rigid layered paper that encloses a fluted layer between one or two smooth β€œliner” layers. The fluted layer provides added strength. Paper we know as cardboard is actually lined corrugated paper. Unlined corrugated paper consists of the fluted layer only and is flexible.

Corrugated paper products are lightweight, versatile and durable.

Craftmaking teaches creativity

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 07-09-2010 | 8,559 views

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We are in The Star today 7/9/2010 pg IT7 πŸ˜€

Read the article here.

We shared the page with 3 other moms who have banked on their

hobbies and build successful businesses on the Web πŸ™‚

Abstract Art – Crayon

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Quick n Easy | Posted on 06-09-2010 | 24,866 views

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We are making an abstract art today, with crayons πŸ™‚

Abstract Art

We’ll need some crayon shavings

Spread them onto a piece of construction paper

Cover with another piece of paper

Use a slightly heated up iron to heat up the crayon shavings.

Please be careful while handling hot iron. Make sure the little ones are no where nearby.

Get the little ones to peel the papers.

The abstract art is done.

Coming up next is what we did with the abstract art. Stay tune πŸ˜€

Egg carton spider

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Halloween, Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 03-09-2010 | 14,009 views

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Incy Wincy spider climbed up the spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
So Incy Wincy spider went up the spout again!

Egg carton spider

Paint the egg carton black

Paste a couple of eyes

Use a black pipe cleaner for the legs

Put a thread through it and you’ll have dangling spiders! πŸ˜€

Cool! πŸ™‚

In the papers on Independence Day

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 01-09-2010 | 8,481 views

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31 August 2010 was Independence Day for our country Malaysia πŸ˜€ And on this special day also Ethan and I were featured in the papers (The Star).

It has nothing to do with Independence Day though πŸ™‚ It is all about our Studio.

Product Feature – Fingerpaints for Kids – Chroma Kidz Colours

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Haven, Product Feature | Posted on 01-09-2010 | 6,040 views

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Parents often asked me what paint I used for our finger, hand and footprint projects. Well folks… we use Chroma Kidz Colours – Fingerpaints for kids πŸ™‚

Click here for more info on the paints πŸ˜€