Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 11-11-2014 | 3,846 views
Tags: Christmas craft, Footprint
Footprint Christmas Tree Art
My toddler is too young to paint his own foot so the elder brother helped him with it. Make sure to have a damp cloth nearby so you can wipe the paint off your little kid’s foot or you’ll have a lot of mess to clean up later.
I helped to stamp his painted foot on a piece of paper and wipe clean his foot.
The elder brother proceeded to paint the other foot.
And I helped to stamp it next to the previous footprint.
The elder brother completed the artwork by painting a star at the top and some dots as the Christmas tree ornaments while the little boy played with the paintbrush.
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bottles, Christmas Ideas | Posted on 18-12-2011 | 3,575 views
We were privileged to be invited to dine at The Speakeasy Restaurant and Bar yesterday. The food is awesome but what caught my eyes the moment we were seated is their glow lights! I was at awe with their decor. It is all hand-made and I am telling you, this is really awesome! I finally found someone who loves craft as much as I do!
Just place a tea light candle in an empty bottle.
Stick a tape along creep paper and turn it inside out.
Place the creep paper over the bottle and there – a beautiful soft glow to illuminate the night.
I am truly amazed at Soraya’s creativity. This is only ONE out of her many craft work that I found that night. Shall share more with you as we countdown to Christmas! 😀
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments | Posted on 04-12-2011 | 6,229 views
Tags: Christmas tree ornament
Christmas is just around the corner. Decorating for Christmas can be fun but often burns a big hole in our pocket. Let’s not burn our pockets any further and DIY our very own ornaments instead.
DIY Silver Bird Christmas Tree Ornament.
I drew the bird template on a drawing block. We recycled the hardboard that comes on the back of every drawing block.
We used that hard board to make the bird. I got the kids to use the template to draw the outline on the hard board and cut for them. The older kids cut out their own bird.
Get them to paint the bird using silver poster colour.
I cut silver paper and fold them accordion style. Read here if you don’t know what is accordion fold.
Use the folded paper as a guide to how long you’ll need to cut a slit on the bird.
Slip the paper through and spread open the wings.
Poke a tiny hole for the thread and the Silver Bird Christmas Tree Ornament is done! 🙂
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Crafty Crafted Friends | Posted on 02-12-2011 | 5,739 views
Tags: Christmas craft
Victoria of Reuse Craft shared with us this her kids’ lovely Cardboard Christmas Tree using painted cardboard, recycled beads, toilet paper roll covered with fabric scraps and a star made out of an empty coffee capsule.
Thank you Victoria for the lovely Christmas craft. Click here to check out Victoria’s entry.
You too can share your art and craft work with us. Just click here to submit. Thank you
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bear, Christmas Ideas, Craft Tips and Tricks, Party Craft | Posted on 17-02-2011 | 4,765 views
When I do grocery shopping, I often get bowls as free gifts for some of my purchases. Today, I feel like doing something to beautify the bowl and make it the center of attraction 😀
All we need is the bowl and a bear. I use the bear I got from being a loyal member of a supermarket chain 🙂
Glue the hands and feet to the bowl. Tie a golden ribbon around the neck and your guest will never know that the bowl and bear are made up of cheap stuff 😀
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Snowman, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 22-12-2010 | 21,072 views
Tags: Christmas craft, Snowman, toilet paper roll
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 🙂
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Cotton Craft, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 21-12-2010 | 9,853 views
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Insect crafts, Ladybug, Pyssla Beads | Posted on 17-12-2010 | 24,399 views
I love Pyssla beads. We can make almost anything out of it!
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 😀
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts | Posted on 15-12-2010 | 5,617 views
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 | 30,032 views
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 😀
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Cotton, Festive Crafts, Snowman | Posted on 10-12-2010 | 6,426 views
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Festive Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 08-12-2010 | 6,857 views
Tags: Christmas craft
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! 😀
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Plate Crafts, Reindeer | Posted on 06-12-2010 | 10,514 views
Tags: Christmas craft, reindeer craft
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.
Draw the outline of your palm and cut out
Glue the handprint cut-outs
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 😀
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 03-12-2010 | 14,333 views
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 🙂
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Crafty Crafted Friends | Posted on 01-12-2010 | 5,637 views
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Festive Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 30-11-2010 | 10,756 views
Let’s make a paper plate angel today 🙂
Paper plate angel
Cut a paper plate half
Take one half and seal the ends together to form a cone
Cut hands and wings out of the other half of the plate
Paste it onto the ‘cone’
Cut a semi circle for the face and hair from coloured paper and paste together
Draw eyes on the face and glue to the body. We glued toothpick at the back to keep the head up 😀
A lovely angel as your Christmas decoration 🙂
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Party Craft, Pipe Cleaner, Reindeer | Posted on 26-11-2010 | 8,075 views
Rudolph the red nose reindeer… we’ll be making one today 😀
Draw the outline of your handprint on a piece of paper and cut
Use that handprint template and draw on a brown craft foam
Cut a small oval and paste as the tail
Bend some pipe cleaners and paste on the reindeer’s head. Paste other small details.
Paste googly eyes and you are done 🙂
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Snowman | Posted on 22-11-2010 | 18,561 views
Tags: Christmas craft, Footprint, Snowman
I’m in such a joyous Christmas mood that every single thing I see reminds me of Christmas! 😀
Let’s make a footprint snowman today 🙂
Paint your foot white. It’s gonna be ticklish! 😀
Stamp your painted foot onto a piece of dark coloured construction paper
Help the little one cut the tiny details such as the hat, scarfs, buttons, eyes and mouth.
You may use construction paper, felt or foam 🙂
Paste the tiny details
Your footprint snowman is done! 😀
P/S: I just realised the snowman doesn’t have hands! 😛
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Festive Crafts | Posted on 19-11-2010 | 3,128 views
Tags: Christmas craft
Remember the Candle Polka Dots art we did not too long ago? Today we are going to use the same technique and create a Christmas tree out of it 😀
Candle Drops Christmas Tree
Using a brush, paint lots multiple colours dots on a piece of art block
Light a candle and let the wax drip on the dots of colours.
Once the wax are dry, paint green over them.
Scrape away the candle wax and you’ll get beautiful dots of colours decorating your Christmas tree 😀