I love handprint art. It’s been a while since we last did a handprint art. Let’s make an elephant today 😀
Paint your palm black
Stamp your painted palm onto a piece of paper
He loves handprint art 😀
Paint the side of your palm white
This will be the elephant’s ear
Stamp it on the elephant as the ear
It needs an eye.
Use a marker to draw the eyes and the elephant is done 😀
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafty Crafted Friends | Posted on 26-04-2011 | 5,148 views
Putti Amma of Putti Prapancha shared with us this interesting craft called wool webbies 😀
Click here for full instruction. Thank you Putti Amma for the craft 🙂
You might want to click here for lots of SPIDER crafts ideas 😀
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream..
If you see a crocodile,
Don’t forget to SCREAM! 😀
Alligator or crocodile.. call it what you want as we are making one today 🙂
Egg carton alligator
Glue 3 toilet paper rolls together or you may just use kitchen roll.
Glue the egg carton on it and let dry.
Paint the alligator green
Paint the eyes white
Paint the eyeball black. Paste the legs and teeth and the alligator is done 🙂
We were in Sunway Giza this evening and saw this..
Let’s fold origami cranes for Japan!
They say anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will have their heart’s desire come true.
Let’s together fold MORE than one thousand origami cranes for the Land of the Rising Sun in light of their recent quake and tsunami plight.
Origami papers and simple instructions were provided.
Ethan trying to figure out what to do..
He is getting it… it is starting to turn out to be a crane 😀
There! His origami crane. I think the tail is a little bit off but it’s okay. It’s the effort and thoughts that counts right? He is barely 4 years old, give him a break! 😛
Ready to insert the origami crane into the box provided.
We did not one but four origami cranes. We would love to stay on and do more but we ran out of time.
Will definitely go back to Sunway Giza soon to make more origami cranes.
Our Heart Goes to the people of Japan…
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Tips and Tricks | Posted on 19-04-2011 | 3,011 views
Masking tape is very useful for this. Stick the tape along the line, then paint right up to it. You can paint a little over the edge. Wait for the paint to dry completely, then pull off the tape and you will have a perfectly straight line. This is a good way to paint shapes like triangles and diamonds.
Feel a little like a pirate today? Let’s make a spyglass out of kitchen paper roll 😀
Kitchen paper roll spyglass
Paint a kitchen roll black
Cut strips out of aluminium foil
Spread some glue on the rim of the roll
Place a cellophane sheet on the rim
Cut the excess sheet
The spyglass is ready! Aye! Aye!
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Tips and Tricks | Posted on 12-04-2011 | 3,954 views
Don’t throw away your egg cartons as they can be used as an art pallete. You need not spend money to buy pallete anymore 😀 Recycle is the way to go 🙂
We did an egg carton bee today 😀
Egg carton bee
Paint the egg carton yellow
Paint stripes on it
Glue wings onto the bee
Bend a pipe cleaner (chenille stick) and glue on the head
Paste the eyes and the bee is done 🙂
We did a paper plate elephant today 🙂
Paper plate elephant
I’m sorry for we did not take pictures during the making this time around. My camera was not with me 🙁
Anyway, you’ll need 4 paper plates; 3 small ones and 1 big one.
Glue a small paper plate to a big plate.
Cut another small paper plate half and glue as the ears.
Cut legs and tail from the last paper plate and paste.
Cut a strip of paper and fold accordion style and paste as the trunk.
Paste the eyes and you are done 😀
The little sprouts of My Little Sprouts did this awesome papier mache pottery.
Papier Mache pottery
To learn how you can turn these balloons into pots, click here for the full instruction.
Thank you My Little Sprouts for sharing your creative pottery art with us 😀
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Butterfly, Insect crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 05-04-2011 | 14,291 views
I stumbled upon this great idea from Rainbowstarbooks for a goodie bag! The next time you have a party, why not place all the little goodies in a plastic bag and tie it up to look like a butterfly?
Simply great isn’t it?
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Art Crafts, Giraffe | Posted on 03-04-2011 | 4,720 views
Ethan did a giraffe art today. Let me share it with you 😀
He drew a giraffe modeled after the Toilet Paper Roll Giraffe in our previous entry 🙂
Here he is diligently colouring the giraffe
Tah-dah! His giraffe art is done and he is all smiles 😀