Button Bugs

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Beads, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafty Crafted Friends, Insect crafts | Posted on 22-02-2012 | 4,542 views

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Yvonne of MyDiaryMyBlog shared with us this cute craft made by her kids from recycling old buttons taken out from old clothings. All they needed were old buttons, UHU glue, sequins and soft wires.

This craft requires adult’s supervision as buttons and tiny sequins are being used. Please ensure the little ones do not put them into their mouth.

Thank you Yvonne for the lovely craft out of recycled items. Click here for the full entry.

You too can share your art and craft work with us. Just click here to submit. Thank you

Textured Space Art

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Corrugated Paper, Craft from Recycled Materials, Paper Crafts | Posted on 20-02-2012 | 9,830 views

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My boy loves the outer space. He found this picture online the other day.

He loves it so much that he printed it out. Since he loves it very much I thought of converting it into a piece of art.

We managed to make the above inspired by the picture that he printed out earlier.

We’ll need lots of recycled cardboard boxes. What I did was to cut the shapes of planets, meteorite and more out of those boxes. We brought those cut-outs to the Studio.

Got the kids to glue the shapes onto hard construction paper.

Paint the paper with lots of colors and let dry.

Lit a candle and drop the wax all over.

Paint over the wax drops. Paint the planets and the frame.

The artwork after painting. Let dry.

This is the fun part. Once dry, use a coin to scrape the wax off the paper to reveal colorful dots.

The kids and their space art 😀 Houston, we DON’T have a problem 😛

Valentine’s Torch

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Print Art, Toilet Paper Roll, Valentine's Day | Posted on 13-02-2012 | 2,853 views

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It’s Valentine’s Day in a few minutes time. We did a Valentine craft today. It is a Valentine’s Torch.

While we were thinking of what we wanted to project on the wall, I asked my boy what he knows about Valentine’s Day. His answer is simply CUPID! I do not know how to draw a cupid. Thank goodness we have a printer that we can simply google for a picture of cupid and print it out!

To see how you can turn these printouts:

Into a torch shown below:

You’ll need to check out this short 4 mins video of how my boy turned a simple printout into an amazing torch! 🙂 The only thing I did was to cut the objects out for him. Enjoy!

Puffy Heart Valentine

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Crepe Paper, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Shapes, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day Crafts | Posted on 07-02-2012 | 7,277 views

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Let’s make a puffy heart today <3

Valentine’s Puffy Heart

Referring to our post here, cut a heart out of hard construction paper to be used as the template. Let the kids trace the outline of the heart on white hard construction paper.

Cut the heart out. Younger kids might need assistance in cutting the heart.

Paint the heart red. Let dry. Repeat on the other side.

Using a hole punch, punch a hole on the heart.

 Cut long strips out of crepe paper. Cut again into small squares.

Crumple the crepe papers squares into tiny balls. You’ll need plenty of these.

Spread PVA Glue on one side of the heart.

Scatter the crepe paper balls onto the heart and press down to secure them. Repeat on the other side.

Tie a gold string through the hole and the Valentine’s Puffy Heart craft is done 🙂