Footprint Mushroom

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Cotton, Crafts by Materials, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 30-06-2011 | 14,786 views

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Mushrooms! We love mushrooms! Today we are going to make a footprint paper plate mushroom 😀

Footprint paper plate mushroom

Cut a paper plate to the shape of a mushroom top

Paint the paper plate red.

While waiting for the paper plate to dry, paint your foot white or brown.. 😀

Stamp your painted foot on a piece of coloured construction paper.

Back to the paper plate. Paint a coat of diluted PVA glue all over the plate. This acts as an adhesive to hold the cotton later on and also as a varnish. Read here to learn more about varnishing using PVA glue.

Paste cotton balls

Spread the remaining PVA glue at the back of the paper plate

Paste it onto the footprint and the mushroom is done! Served with a bowl of freshly cooked mushroom soup, YUMMY! 😀

 

 

Toilet Roll Cat Pencil Holder

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cat, Craft from Recycled Materials, Egg Carton, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 28-06-2011 | 17,440 views

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Meow! My boy loves cat and he’ll get excited each time we do a cat craft. Today, we did a cat pencil holder using a large toilet roll.

Toilet Roll Cat Pencil Holder

You’ll need a large toilet paper roll and egg carton as the ears.

Glue the ears to the toilet paper roll and let dry

Glue the toilet paper roll onto a hard board

Once dry, trim off the excess board

Paint it, inside out.

Twist a newspaper

Wrap it with masking tape

Glue cotton around it and paste as the tail

Dab your brush on the cotton to paint it

Paste eyes, nose and draw whiskers and your pencil holder made of entirely recycled materials is done! 😀

He loves it!

Footprint Rocket

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Hand and Footprint Art, Shapes, Vehicle | Posted on 24-06-2011 | 27,356 views

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Today we are going to blast off to the moon 😀

Footprint Rocket

Paint the foot any colours you like and the toes orange or any other colours that represents the flame of the rocket.

It should be something like shown above 🙂

Stamp the painted foot on a piece of paper.

Glue 3 triangles – 2 at the sides and 1 on top and the rocket is ready for blast-off!

He loves rockets! 😀

Egg carton turtle

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Egg Carton, Fridge Magnets, Turtle | Posted on 20-06-2011 | 68,718 views

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We will be going to the beach real soon for a holiday. Getting really excited! Today, we are going to make a turtle/tortoise out of egg carton to gear up for our upcoming getaway! 😀

egg carton tortoise

Egg carton tortoise and turtle

egg carton tortoise

Paint an egg carton cup any colour you like

egg carton tortoise

Decorate it and let dry

egg carton tortoise

Cut the body out of craft foams

egg carton tortoise

Glue the coloured egg carton onto the craft foam.

egg carton tortoise

Glue magnets at the back and you’ll get a cute fridge magnet! 😀

Best Father’s Day Gift

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Cards, Father's Day, Festive Crafts, Shapes | Posted on 19-06-2011 | 5,523 views

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Ethan did a card for his Daddy today based on our Father’s Day Handprint Card.

Father’s Day Card

He drew his hand print

Paste the handprint and the heart. He wrote a message by himself.. aww…

Daddy is happy. Fully written by himself, my boy, turning four next month 😀

 

Happy Father’s Day to all daddies out there! 🙂

Paper Mache Aeroplane

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bottles, Craft from Recycled Materials, Paper Crafts, Papier Mache, Vehicle | Posted on 15-06-2011 | 26,334 views

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We are very excited today. We did a paper mache aeroplane! We can now build our very own toys! Yeay!

Paper Mache Aeroplane

Cut wings and tail out of paper plate and attach to an empty plastic bottle using masking tape.

Spread glue on the bottle and paste wet shredded paper. Repeat until the entire bottle is covered.

It is best to paste few layers to get solid and hard aeroplane.

Finish with a layer of white recycled paper and let dry.

Paint it with the colour of your choice.

Decorate it.

Paint windows and all. Let dry and spray a layer of varnish to seal the paint.

He now has a new aeroplane to play with! 😀

Painting a Panda

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Panda | Posted on 08-06-2011 | 6,346 views

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We painted a panda today and it turned out so CUTE!

Panda

These days, he simply loves painting.

Glued some cotton on the ear to make it more interesting.

The cute little panda 😀