Fingerprint Cherry Blossoms

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Fingerprint Art | Posted on 30-12-2010 | 42,345 views

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Today’s art work is very simple yet beautiful – fingerprint cherry blossoms.

Fingerprint Cherry Blossoms

Paint the branches and let dry

Dip your fingers or thumb into pink paint

Start stamping all over

Nice Cherry Blossoms for the Chinese New Year 🙂

Check out the rest of our Chinese New Year decor collections:

1) Red packet Ball Lantern

2) Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3) Ang Bao Gold Fish

4) Lucky Star Lantern

5) Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6) Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

7) Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 ) Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9) CNY Angpow Lantern

10) Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11) Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12) Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13) Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14) Chinese New Year Fan

15) Angry Bird Ang Pow Wheel of Fortune

16) Ang Pow Koi Fish

17) Personalised Ang Pow Packet

18) Angpow Carousel Lantern

19) 12pcs Angpow Lantern

20) Angpow Flower Lantern

Ang Pow Toilet Paper Roll Cracker

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 28-12-2010 | 37,454 views

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Let’s start working on Chinese New Year decorations 😀

Today, we are going to use toilet paper roll and some red packets to make a fire cracker 🙂

Red packet toilet paper roll fire cracker


Cut two circles out of a red packet

Paste on both ends of the toilet paper roll

Take a cute red packet and paste around the toilet roll.

Cut a strip of aluminium foil, twist it and paste on one end of the roll and you are done 😀

Check out the rest of our Chinese New Year decor collections:

1) Red packet Ball Lantern

2) Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3) Ang Bao Gold Fish

4) Lucky Star Lantern

5) Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6) Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

7) Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 ) Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9) CNY Angpow Lantern

10) Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11) Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12) Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13) Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14) Chinese New Year Fan

15) Angry Bird Ang Pow Wheel of Fortune

16) Ang Pow Koi Fish

17) Personalised Ang Pow Packet

18) Angpow Carousel Lantern

19) Red Packet Fish Lantern

20) 12pcs Angpow Lantern

Toilet Paper Roll Rabbit

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Rabbit, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 27-12-2010 | 9,308 views

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Let’s do the bunny hop.. hop hop hop!

Toilet Paper Roll Rabbit

Paint a toilet paper roll white

Paint the eyes and dry. Read my earlier entry – tips for painting (and drying) round object here.

Cut the ears out of white paper and glue. The rabbit is done 😀

We recorded 100++ visitors online on Wednesday :)

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement | Posted on 24-12-2010 | 3,844 views

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Wow Wow Wow! Thank you very much to all our readers out there for making our Craft blog a success 😀

A couple of days ago I’ve witnessed for the very first time, 100++ visitors online at any ONE particular period in this blog! I couldn’t believe my eyes so I refreshed the page and it dropped slightly 🙁 Anyway, I managed to print screen this…

Thank you once again for your continuous support and have a very Merry Christmas everyone 😀

Toilet Paper Roll Snowman

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Snowman, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 22-12-2010 | 22,197 views

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We are making a toilet paper roll snowman today 😀

Toilet Paper Roll Snowman

Cut a strip of white paper

Wrap and paste the toilet paper roll. You may opt to paint the whole roll white instead of wrapping it with paper.

Cut another toilet paper roll at 1/3 of the length and paint black as the snowman’s hat

Cut a circle and paste the top of the hat. Cut a bigger circle for the bottom of the hat.

Paste the hat on the white toilet roll.

Add details such as eyes and all.

Your toilet paper roll snowman is done 🙂

Pyssla Beads spotted at Toys ‘r’ Us

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Beads | Posted on 21-12-2010 | 22,562 views

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Was shopping for gifts in Toys ‘r’ Us today when I came across THIS! Pyssla beads! Ok, so they don’t call them ‘Pyssla’ but they sure ARE the BEADS that I’ve come to LOVE so much recently! So to those of you who live far, far away from IKEA, you can now get your beads from Toys ‘r’ Us! 
Now.. isn’t THAT great? I bet many of you will make a dash to Toys ‘r’ Us soon 😛

Our Pyssla beads project for today is…

Watermelon! 😀

Handprint Christmas Mitten

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Cotton Craft, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 21-12-2010 | 10,195 views

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Let’s make a handprint Christmas mitten today 🙂

Handprint Christmas mitten

Paint your palm white

Stamp your painted palm on red construction paper

Draw the shape of a mitten and cut

Paste some cotton on the mitten and you are done 😀

Toilet Roll Plane

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Toilet Paper Roll, Vehicle | Posted on 20-12-2010 | 26,306 views

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It’s a bird…. It’s a plane.. Yeah… It’s a PLANE! 😀

Toilet roll airplane

Glue egg carton and toilet roll together

Paint the toilet roll

Let them dry

Paint windows on the plane. Use hairdryer to expedite the drying process. Read more about it here.

Use colored craft foams as the wings and deco

The plane is ready to fly 🙂

The kids and their planes 😀

Pyssla beads

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Insect crafts, Ladybug, Pyssla Beads | Posted on 17-12-2010 | 25,363 views

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I love Pyssla beads. We can make almost anything out of it!

Pyssla beads

The kids hard at work 😀

Arrange the beads according to what you want it to be

Place parchment paper on the beads

Iron the beads, moving the iron about for 10 seconds or so

The beads will be attached to each other once ironed

Let it cool before removing the parchment paper

A beautiful ladybug 😀

Now.. let’s see what else the kids did!

Smiley Face 🙂

Snowflake and Christmas tree 😀

Craft Stick Christmas Tree

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts | Posted on 15-12-2010 | 5,908 views

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Let’s make a Christmas tree out of craft sticks today 😀

Craft stick Christmas tree

Glue 3 craft sticks to form a triangle. Let dry.

Paint it green. Once dried, decorate as you wish.

Tie a silver / golden thread if you wish to hang it as a Christmas tree ornament.

Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Cotton Craft, Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Pipe Cleaner, Reindeer, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 13-12-2010 | 31,739 views

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Let’s make a reindeer out of toilet paper roll today 😀

Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer

Cut four legs out of a toilet paper roll

Paint the reindeer brown

Paint the feet black

Paint a cotton ball red. Just dip the brush in red paint and dab the brush all over on the cotton.

Paint your thumb white

Stamp onto the reindeer as eyes. Glue the red cotton ball as nose.

Twist several short pipe cleaners and glue as the antlers.

Your toilet paper roll reindeer is done 😀

Cotton ball snowman

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Cotton, Festive Crafts, Snowman | Posted on 10-12-2010 | 6,702 views

Today we are just going to put cotton balls together to make a snowman 😀

Just paste the cottonball and decorate as you wish. Your snowman is done 😀

Giant Handprint Christmas Tree

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Festive Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 08-12-2010 | 7,275 views

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We are making a giant Handprint Christmas tree today. Well, you determine how GIANT you want it to be 😛

Giant Handprint Christmas Tree

Get the kids to paint their palm green or yellow

How GIANT the Christmas tree will depend on how BIG your paper is.

Lightly draw a large triangle on the paper and get the kids to stamp their painted palm within the triangle area.

Repeat until the whole area is stamped.

Paint your palm yellow and stamp on the top of the Christmas tree as the star.

Let it dry

Once dried, paint your thumb and decorate.

You may also use sponge and rollers. Just have fun and decorate! 😀

Handprint Paper Plate Reindeer Card Holder

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Plate Crafts, Reindeer | Posted on 06-12-2010 | 10,846 views

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Wow.. that’s a pretty long name for the craft we are making today 😀

Handprint Paper Plate Reindeer Card Holder

Paint 2 paper plates brown

Cut one plate in half

Glue the circular edge

Fold the other paper plate and cut both edges. Do not throw away the edges as you’ll need it for the ears, legs and tail.

Like this

Draw the outline of your palm and cut out

Glue the handprint cut-outs

Like this

Cut out ears, legs and tail and paste. Paste eyes and nose and glue the head to the body.

The kids with their handprint paper plate reindeer card holder

The reindeer will make a very cute card holder for your favourite greeting cards 😀

Footprint Christmas Tree

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 03-12-2010 | 15,806 views

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It’s gonna be another round of ticklish affair 😀

Footprint Christmas Tree

Paint your foot green

Stamp your painted foot onto a paper plate

Use craft punch and punch out various shapes using different coloured papers

Paste and decorate the tree as you wish

The footprint Christmas tree is done 😀 Tie a string and hang it on your real Christmas tree 🙂

Gift Box Christmas Tree Hanging Decor

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Crafty Crafted Friends | Posted on 01-12-2010 | 5,874 views

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Milton of Our Little Corners did some really cute Gift Box Christmas Tree Hanging Decor.

You need not spend a fortune to decorate your Christmas tree. Click here for instructions on how to make these cute Christmas Tree decor 😀