This is a really fun craft that doesnt require any fancy materials. You’ll most likely have everything already at home. It’s also ‘magical’ and I’m sure your kids will love it!
Amazing Balancing Butterfly Craft
Card board from cereal boxes (or any other box)
Fold a coloured paper half. Draw one half of a butterfly making sure the top wings are way above the butterfly head to enable it to balance. This is also a good time to teach your child about the centre of gravity.
Cut and paste onto the card board. Cut again.
Decorate the butterfly.
Paste a coin each on the back of the top wings.
The butterfly should be able to balance itself now.
It can balance almost anywhere.
Your kids will have a whole lot of fun balancing the butterfly everywhere!
You can also make a balancing bird instead of a butterfly.
It’s just as beautiful and fun to play with. This is a great craft to make at any parties 🙂
We were walking in the park when we noticed lots of dried leaves scattered around. I picked up several nice ones and brought them home.
Today’s craft is Dried Leaf Chick.
Dried Leaf Chick
You’ll need 2 dried leaves of different sizes. Paint them yellow (using acrylic paint) and let dry.
Paste the smaller leaf onto the bigger one as the wings.
Paste googly eyes.
Use a marker pen to draw the feet.
The dried leaf chick is done! 😀
Howdy craftiers! Sorry for the long absence. It’s been some time now since our last hand print art, hasn’t it? Let’s make this cute handprint owl art today 🙂
Handprint Egg Carton Owl
Paint your palm brown.
Stamp it onto a piece of drawing art block.
Cut the eyes and beak out of an egg carton.
Paint the eyes and beak.
While waiting for the egg carton to dry, paste some feathers on the handprint.
Paste the eyes onto the handprint and the cute owl is done! Boot boot! 😀
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bird, Pyssla Beads | Posted on 23-11-2011 | 7,037 views
Still in the mood for Pyssla Beads. Here’s a Yellow Angry Bird 😀
Yellow Angry Bird
Let’s make a bird today. Not an angry bird but a cute one 😀
Toilet Paper Roll Bird
Paint a toilet paper roll any colour to your liking.
Paint your thumb white and stamp as the white eye. Paint your pointer black and stamp again as the eyeball 😀
Cut two triangles out of orange construction paper for the beak
Spread PVA glue all over the toilet roll
Now it’s the fun part – Sticking feathers onto the bird.
Instead of buying feathers from craft store, I bought a brand new feather duster and stripped the feathers from it instead. It’s much cheaper that way!
The kids with their bird 😀
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bird, Pyssla Beads | Posted on 07-10-2011 | 7,969 views
After the success of making our very own Pyssla Beads Angry Bird keychain, we proceeded to making coasters today.
Angry Bird coasters *well, the one in the middle is NOT Angry Bird though, it’s DOMO 😀*
It’s basically the same as making keychain except we don’t hook a key ring on it.
Blue Angry Bird coaster
Red Angry Bird Coaster
I wanted to add background to make the coaster square but it turned out too large for a coaster so I scrapped the idea totally. Let this be a unique coaster that is neither round nor square 😀
The coasters, keychains and even fridge magnets are now on sale in the Studio. Coming soon is the green pig and yellow bird 😀
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bird, Pyssla Beads | Posted on 05-10-2011 | 15,485 views
A student showed me a picture of an Angry Bird made of Pyssla beads and asked me if I can make that for him. Well, we tried and guess what? We made a key chain out of it!
Angry Bird Keychain
I think we got it right… 😀
After ironing the beads
Angry Bird keychain 🙂
P/S: I really would like to give credit to the person who created the pyssla design for this Angry Bird but I just don’t know where my student got the picture from. If you are that person, please do drop me a line and I’ll link it back to you. Thank you.
Here’s how to insert the keychain to the Angry Bird:
* Poke a hole in the Angry Bird and insert the keychain
* The bird will be angrier coz u poked it
* It doesnt like to be poked
Cheers and have a nice day 😀
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…
I’ve always love dove. Let’s make a very simple hand and footprint dove today 🙂
Hand and Footprint Dove
Draw the outline of your palm on a piece of white paper
Draw the outline of your foot on a piece of white paper
Cut them out
Dot some glue on the hand cut out
Paste the hand cut out onto the foot cut out
You’ll get a flying dove 🙂
Use marker to draw a dot as the eye. Dab some glue on the dove
Paste the dove onto a piece of black sugar paper
Oh yeah, cut a beak out of a brown felt and paste. I framed up my dove and it turned out beautiful 😀