Toilet Paper Roll Tree

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Crafty Crafted Friends, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 29-10-2010 | 13,295 views

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Victoria Ruby Azevedo gave me this idea through our Facebook Fan Club page and I tried it out with Ethan. This is our outcome 🙂


Toilet Paper Roll Tree



Paint the toilet paper roll brown



Let it dry



Cut a tree top out of a green foam



Use a single hole punch, punch out red little 'apples' 😀



Glue the 'apples' onto the tree top



Cut a slit on both opposite sides



Insert the tree top and your toilet paper roll tree is done 🙂


Thank you Victoria for the great idea 😀

Halloween Specials

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Crafty Crafted Friends, Festive Crafts, Halloween, Mouse, Party Craft | Posted on 27-10-2010 | 4,811 views

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Milton of Our Little Corners did some really wickedly awesome Halloween props!

Bloody Knife – This is MY personal favourite 😀

Click here to learn how to make this horrifying cool props.

Mouse Ear and Nose

Click here for the full entry

Shrek headgear

Click here to learn how to make this 🙂

Thank you Milton for allowing me to share these here and Happy Halloween to all our readers out there 🙂

Creative Expression – Vehicles

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Creative Expression, Vehicle | Posted on 26-10-2010 | 3,851 views

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This week during Creative Expression, the kids were told to act out the vehicles they love best. They were allowed to use only things that can be found in the studio as props.
Train.. Choo Choo!!!!
Car – Driving on Federal Highway. Obviously they haven’t tried driving through the massive JAM! See if they’ll still be able to smile then! 😛
Boat – Row, row, row your boat…
Aeroplane – Up, up and away!
And lastly..
Mat Rempit! @_@ (That is what we call those with BIG BIKES driving recklessly on the road!)

Paper Plate Pumpkin

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Festive Crafts, Halloween, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 25-10-2010 | 6,135 views

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Halloween is just around the corner. Let’s make a paper plate pumpkin today 🙂

Paper Plate Pumpkin

Paint a paper plate orange

Cut the pumpkin’s eyes, nose and mouth out of black construction paper and paste onto the paper plate.

The paper plate pumpkin is done 🙂

Handprint Tulip

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 22-10-2010 | 7,056 views

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Exactly 5 years ago on this date, I married my hubs 🙂 He gave me a beautiful imported dual colored tulip bouquet.

To celebrate our wedding anniversary today, we made this handprint tulip 😀

Handprint Tulip


Paint your palm with colors of your choice

Paint it in two tonnes for better effect

Stamp your painted palm on a piece of paper

Paint 3 fingers green

Stamp as the leaf. Repeat until you get the desired effect.

Beautiful handprint tulip 🙂

Clay tutorial – How to mix colour

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Clay, Craft Haven, Craft Tips and Tricks, Product Feature, YouTube tutorial | Posted on 20-10-2010 | 5,052 views

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Today, Mike of Craft Haven is going to guide us on how to mix primary color clay to get the colour we desire. Let’s watch this video.

Mike uses Sculpey clay. For more information on Craft Haven or Puffy clay set, please click here.

Coming up next is tips and tricks on how to use a clay mould 🙂

Paper plate spider

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Halloween, Paper Plate Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 18-10-2010 | 20,333 views

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Halloween is around the corner. Let’s make a spider today 😀

Paper Plate Spider

Paint a paper plate black on both sides. Once dry, cut it into two.

Cut legs out of black construction paper. Dot some glue on them.

Paste onto the paper plate.

Spread some glue on the other half of the paper plate.

Paste them together.

Cut two circles out of white construction paper and paste.

Use marker and draw the eyeballs 😀

Use a hole punch and punch two holes. Tie a string and your spider is done 🙂

Perfect for Halloween 🙂

Creative Expression

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Creative Expression | Posted on 17-10-2010 | 2,686 views

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The kids at the studio not only do arts and crafts the entire time they are there. They also do some other things such as origami, puzzles and Creative Expression 😀
E.L.E.P.H.A.N.T
The kids trying to be as BIG as an elephant
And then trying to be as little as a mouse…
My Ethan the elephant 😀
Here they are saying, “We have hair not MANE!” (As opposed to the lion 😀)
The lion cub ROARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *This cub will grow up to be one FIERCE lioness 😛*
And the herd of sheep heading back to their pen 😀

Salt Painting

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Food craft | Posted on 14-10-2010 | 10,833 views

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Let’s do some salt painting today. You’ll need lots of salt, glue and some food colouring. Bare in mind though that this artwork won’t last so be prepared to explain to your kid that he can’t keep this in his gallery 🙂

Salt painting

First, I let him spread glue all over black construction paper.

Place the construction paper in a shallow container and pour salt onto the glue.

Dip a brush into food colouring and slightly touch the tip of the brush on the salt.

Pay attention to the salt. It will suck absorb the food colouring and kids are usually fascinated by it!

Next I spread glue onto a black construction paper. I spelled out his name 🙂 He poured salt all over it 😀

It’s ‘magic’. Kids will be amazed I assure you 😀

Ethan and his masterpiece 🙂 Too bad it will get runny almost immediately though 🙁

O is for Octopus

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alphabets, Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Octopus, Teaching Aid | Posted on 13-10-2010 | 6,766 views

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Refer to the video we shared on how to cut letters from paper here and we’ll be making alphabet teaching aid again today.

Today’s lucky letter is O.

O is for Octopus

Cut an O out of a piece of paper.

Use that paper O as a guide to draw the outline on a piece of colored foam.

Cut eight tentacles for the octopus.

Use hole punch and punch some circle foams.

Paste the small circles onto the tentacles.

Glue the decorated tentacles onto the O and you are done 🙂

Egg Carton Bat

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bat, Craft from Recycled Materials, Egg Carton, Festive Crafts, Halloween | Posted on 11-10-2010 | 8,803 views

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This bat will make a great addition to your Halloween decor 😀

Egg carton bat

You’ll need to cut the egg carton as shown above.

Paint it black. Add eyes and draw fangs.

Put a thread through it and hang. Happy Halloween 😀

Name Poster

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts | Posted on 08-10-2010 | 28,874 views

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We’re feeling like making a cool name poster today 🙂

Name poster

I used masking tape and taped Ethan’s name on the drawing block.

Using sponge, he dabs paint on his name.

Continue with other colors.

I used masking tape to tape some cool shapes such as stars, moon and all.

Got him to dab around until completely covering the whole paper. The messier, the better 😀

Once dry, let him tear out the masking tape. It is so much fun!

The name poster is just so cool 🙂

Potato Stamp Art

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Crafty Crafted Friends | Posted on 06-10-2010 | 8,128 views

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A Crafty-Crafted Friend’s submission of lovely potato stamp art 🙂

Milton of Our Little Corners is such a cool brother. He does art and craft with his younger siblings. Today, he’s sharing their potato stamp fun art 🙂

Milton used potato, water color, knife and bond paper for this fun art.

Milton’s instruction 🙂

– Get a potato and cut it into half ( with pencil or any pointed material like a small knife)

– Outline your design into the raw surface.

– You can start of with some simple designs like a star, a fish or even a clover leaf.

– Using a small knife, cut around the outline of the design to a depth of 1/4 inch and then cut the background of the shape it self.

– For colors, you can use water colors , which you can mix with a little water.

– Just dip or spread the color with brush and apply it to a suitable surface.

Tadah!

Thank you Milton for spending quality time with your brother doing art projects together. Thank you too for sharing this art work with us 🙂

Paper Cup Flower

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Paper Crafts | Posted on 04-10-2010 | 20,304 views

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When we go out shopping, we like to sample food given by the promoters and always end up with lots of paper cups in hand. Instead of just disposing them, if they are used to serve you cereals or any dry food, chances are they are still clean. Let’s do Mother Nature a favour and recycle those paper cups. Let’s transform them into pretty flowers 🙂


Paper Cup Flower


See this paper cup? Don’t throw them away.
Let’s make a flower out of it 🙂


Cut all around the paper cup


Cut a circle out of craft foam and paste.
Any color of your choice.


Glue a craft stick at the back. Let it dry.


Your simple paper cup flower is done 🙂

Footprint Fish

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Art Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Fish, Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 01-10-2010 | 19,739 views

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It’s time to get ticklish again 😀 Blurp, blurp.. FISH here we come 😛

Footprint Fish


Paint your feet red or any colour of your choice and stamp onto a drawing block


Paint your pointer white and stamp as the eyes. Paint some fins and the fish is done 🙂