Paper Plate Angel

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Festive Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 30-11-2010 | 11,947 views

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Let’s make a paper plate angel today πŸ™‚

Paper plate angel

Cut a paper plate half

Take one half and seal the ends together to form a cone

Cut hands and wings out of the other half of the plate

Paste it onto the ‘cone’

Cut a semi circle for the face and hair from coloured paper and paste together

Draw eyes on the face and glue to the body. We glued toothpick at the back to keep the head up πŸ˜€

A lovely angel as your Christmas decoration πŸ™‚

Footprint Palm Tree

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 29-11-2010 | 13,481 views

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Let’s make a palm tree today πŸ™‚

Footprint Palm Tree

Paint your foot green. It’ll be a little ticklish πŸ˜€

Print your painted foot onto a drawing paper. Paint and print. Repeat until you have the complete circle of leaves

Paint your pointer brown

Print all the way down

There, your palm tree is done. Can you smell the sea-breeze? Can you hear the waves? πŸ˜›

Handprint Reindeer

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Party Craft, Pipe Cleaner, Reindeer | Posted on 26-11-2010 | 9,040 views

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Rudolph the red nose reindeer… we’ll be making one today πŸ˜€

Handprint Reindeer

Draw the outline of your handprint on a piece of paper and cut

Use that handprint template and draw on a brown craft foam

Cut a small oval and paste as the tail

Bend some pipe cleaners and paste on the reindeer’s head. Paste other small details.

Paste googly eyes and you are done πŸ™‚

Craft Tips – Removing Labels

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Tips and Tricks | Posted on 24-11-2010 | 4,497 views

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Though we love to recycle old bottles or tins for crafts, they are often covered with labels which are sometimes hard to take off. The easiest way to do this is to fill a washing-up bowl with some warm water and soak the bottle in the water for ten minutes. The label should peel off very easily.

Or you might want to try applying a thick coat of cooking oil onto the label. Let the oil soak in overnight. Peel the label off. You may need to reapply oil onto sticky or partly dissolved glue that remain. Once the label is completely removed, wash with warm soapy water. You’ll get squeeky clean bottles or tins πŸ˜€

Footprint Snowman

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Snowman | Posted on 22-11-2010 | 20,853 views

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I’m in such a joyous Christmas mood that every single thing I see reminds me of Christmas! πŸ˜€

Let’s make a footprint snowman today πŸ™‚

Footprint Snowman

Paint your foot white. It’s gonna be ticklish! πŸ˜€

Stamp your painted foot onto a piece of dark coloured construction paper

Help the little one cut the tiny details such as the hat, scarfs, buttons, eyes and mouth.

You may use construction paper, felt or foam πŸ™‚

Paste the tiny details

Your footprint snowman is done! πŸ˜€

P/S: I just realised the snowman doesn’t have hands! πŸ˜›

Candle Drops Christmas Tree

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Festive Crafts | Posted on 19-11-2010 | 3,738 views

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Remember the Candle Polka Dots art we did not too long ago? Today we are going to use the same technique and create a Christmas tree out of it πŸ˜€

Candle Drops Christmas Tree

Using a brush, paint lots multiple colours dots on a piece of art block

Light a candle and let the wax drip on the dots of colours.

Once the wax are dry, paint green over them.

Scrape away the candle wax and you’ll get beautiful dots of colours decorating your Christmas tree πŸ˜€

Candle Drops Christmas Tree featuring Cavan of Life Muses and Ethel of Ling in De House

Our Christmas Tree

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Creative Expression | Posted on 17-11-2010 | 4,915 views

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We set up a Christmas tree in the studio the other day and the kids wanted to help with the decorations. Let me tell you something… we haven’t get any ornaments YET!
BUT that did not stop the kids from decorating the tree! Look what happened…
Guess what? They took the craft samples and put it on the tree!
Trying to chuck in as many crafts as possible…
Showing off what they gonna put next..
There! Our one of a kind – Craft Christmas Tree! πŸ˜€

Handprint Santa

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Festive Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art, Party Craft, Santa Claus | Posted on 15-11-2010 | 26,885 views

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We did a very interesting art piece today πŸ™‚

Handprint Santa Claus

First paint your palm white

Stamp the painted palm onto a darker coloured paper

Paint your thumb red

Stamp the painted thumb as Santa’s nose

Paint your thumb pink

And stamp as the Santa’s cheeks πŸ˜€

Paint your thumb white and stamp as the eyes

Cut the Santa’s hat out of red felt. We use red foam as I happened to run out of felt! Improvise! πŸ˜€

Paste on some cotton too

Paste a cotton ball at the end of the hat

Paint your pointer black and stamp as Santa’s eyeball and you are done πŸ˜€

Handprint Santa – featuring cute kiddos Cavan of Life Muses and Ethel of Ling in De House

November Exclusive for Crafty-Crafted.com readers!

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Clay, Craft Haven, Product Feature | Posted on 14-11-2010 | 3,218 views

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Handprint Zebra

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Zebra | Posted on 12-11-2010 | 20,669 views

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It has been a while since we last did a handprint art. So let’s make a handprint zebra today πŸ™‚

Handprint Zebra

Paint your palm white and stamp on a piece of paper

Help the little one draw/paint black stripes and the zebra is done πŸ™‚

Candle Polka Dots

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, YouTube tutorial | Posted on 10-11-2010 | 8,294 views

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Today we are going to make a different kind of art. An art that requires the use of candle and flame. This requires close supervision of an adult. NEVER let your kid do this unsupervised.

Candle Polka Dots

First, I demo to my son how I lit a candle and let the wax drip on the art block.

Once I’m confident that he understands, I let him try.

He then paint the art block with various colours

Light a candle and let the wax drip on the colours.

Use a sponge and paint the whole art block with a darker color. We use black πŸ™‚

Once the paint dries, use a coin to scrape off the candles and you’ll get beautiful dots of colours!

A beautiful work of art πŸ˜€

Coming up – See how we use the same technique to create a Christmas themed art πŸ™‚

Clay Tutorial – Making a clay bear

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Clay, Craft Haven, Craft Tips and Tricks, Product Feature, YouTube tutorial | Posted on 08-11-2010 | 4,723 views

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Another follow up on our previous entries on how to mix primary colour clay to get the colour of your choice and using clay mold.

Today, Mike of Craft Haven is going to guide us to make a cute clay bear. I love THIS! πŸ˜€

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

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Egg Carton Catterpillar

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 05-11-2010 | 7,986 views

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Today, let’s make good use of the egg carton again and make catterpillars out of it πŸ˜€

Egg Carton Catterpillars

Cut an egg carton and paint

Remember the craft tips on how to expedite the drying process of your craft work? If you don’t, read about it here.

Paint your pointer white and stamp as the eyes.

Done πŸ˜€

Clay Tutorial – Using Clay Mold

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Clay, Craft Tips and Tricks, YouTube tutorial | Posted on 03-11-2010 | 3,508 views

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This is a follow up our previous entry on how to mix primary color clay to get the colour of our choice.

Today, Mike of Craft Haven is going to guide us and share some tips on how to use the clay mold. Let’s watch this video.

Coming up next is how to make a cute teddy from clay.

Please click here for more info on Craft Haven and Puffy clay sets.

Handprint Corn

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 01-11-2010 | 6,468 views

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I wonder if we can make corn out of a handprint?

I think we can πŸ˜€ Handprint Corn πŸ™‚

Ethan @ 36 months

Paint your palm yellow and stamp onto a piece of paper. Oops, please redo if the paint doesn’t turn out nice πŸ˜›

Paint 3 fingers green

And stamp around the corn and you are done πŸ™‚