Toilet Paper Roll Apple Tree

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crepe Paper, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 28-07-2015 | 2,746 views

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After a long hiatus, we are finally ready to craft again as my little boy is turning two next month. Let’s make a toilet paper roll apple tree today. 

Toilet Paper Roll Apple Tree Craft
Toilet Paper Roll Apple Tree

We’ll need a toilet paper roll or a kitchen towel roll, brown tempera paste, green and red crepe paper. 

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Paint the toilet paper roll. Do not cut it into half yet as it is easier for your toddler to hold it if it is still whole. 

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Tear and crumple the green crepe paper. 

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Smear glue all over a construction paper.

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Paste the green crepe paper. 

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Add red crepe paper as the apple. 

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Cut the toilet paper roll half and paste as the tree trunk. 

Toilet Paper Roll Apple Tree Craft

The toilet paper roll apple tree is done 🙂

Masquerade Mask

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Crafts | Posted on 29-04-2013 | 8,306 views

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Today we will be making a face mask or rather an eye mask from colored construction paper.
Masqueade craft 1

Construction Paper Face Mask

Masqueade craft 2

 

You’ll need construction papers of various colors.

Trace your hand onto two different colored paper.

Cut. Cut a hole in the middle for the eyes to see.

Paste them together.

Decorate.

Paste a chopstick at the back and your handprint face mask is done!

Pyssla beads cake

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Pyssla Beads | Posted on 10-04-2013 | 4,180 views

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We’re sorry. It’s been awhile since we update this blog with new entries. We are currently midway through a craft project and are running like a headless chicken from one end to another.

Anyway, here’s something interesting you can get the kids to make during birthday parties – Pyssla beads cake.

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As easy as 1,2, 3.

Click here for the full instruction. 

We got to run now. We promise to post a full new entry as soon as we are done with our project. Till then, happy crafting! 🙂

Craft foam picture frame

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Father's Day, Ladybug, Mother's Day, Teacher's Day | Posted on 18-06-2012 | 5,207 views

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It’s Father’s Day today. The kids did a foam picture frame to present to their father (or mother as it is after all Parents’ Month this month)

DIY Foam Picture Frame.

You’ll need half an A4 size of coloured craft foam. Place a smaller rectangle paper in the middle of that craft foam and draw a line along it.

Cut according to the line.

Paste a sheet of plastic over the cut out hole. Stick using cellophane tape.

Paste a coloured construction paper on a piece of rectangle hard board card. Paste double layered tape as shown above.

Paste the rectangle craft foam over the hard board card. Punch two holes on the hardboard card and tie ribbon.

Decorate as you wish. I’ve always loved ladybug as I believe it brings good luck. Refer here for the foam ladybug tutorial.

The DIY foam picture frame is done!

Tissue Paper Puff

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Crafty Crafted Friends, Crepe Paper | Posted on 20-05-2012 | 4,635 views

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Our first paper flower project was back in 2010 when we did crepe paper carnations. See full details here.

Today, whitneywpanetta of Look Between the Lines shared with us a lovely tissue paper puff project.

Click here for full tutorial.

Thank you Whitney for sharing this lovely craft work with us.

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

Felt Bunny

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Crafts by Materials, Crafty Crafted Friends, Easter, Felt, Festive Crafts, Rabbit | Posted on 14-05-2012 | 3,512 views

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Michael Ann of Michael Ann Made shared with us this cute little bunny felt craft. This could be a fun craft to do with your kids who want to learn to sew by enlarging the pattern a few percent on a copy machine, and using yarn and a yarn sewing needle to stitch it together. The full tutorial and pattern can be found here.

This craft requires adult’s supervision as the use of needle is needed.

Thank you Michael Ann for this lovely sharing.

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

Crepe Paper Pencil Holder

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bee, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Crepe Paper, Mother's Day, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 29-04-2012 | 6,283 views

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I’ve always loved the fine art of pottery. I wish to try pottery with the students but I can’t find a good enough clay yet.

In the meantime, remember the kids’ paper twisting project previously? Refer to it here. Let’s get them to train their ‘pottery’ skills using crepe paper instead 🙂

We will need a large toilet paper roll. Glue a cardboard at the base and let dry.

We’ll need lots of strips of crepe paper.

Twisting crepe paper is good to train the little kids’ motor skills and coordination.

Apply glue on the toilet paper roll and paste the twisted crepe paper, rolling and repeating with new strips of paper until you’ve covered the entire roll.

The kids busy with their masterpiece.

The completed crepe paper pencil holder.

The kiddo decorated it to be a colourful alien bunny ^_^

Another kid did this creative BEE!

Aren’t they beautiful? I’d be very proud to have them on my working station 🙂

Easter Lamb craft

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cotton, Crafts by Materials, Easter, Festive Crafts, Lamb | Posted on 06-04-2012 | 8,487 views

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It’s Good Friday today. Are you done decorating your eggs for Easter?  Inspired by DisneyFamilyFun, we did this little cutie lamb today 🙂

Easter Egg Lamb

Our little artist has just started learning the piano and one of his favourite piece is Mary has a Little Lamb. He learned this piece from YouTube. Watch him play here 😀

Since he is loving lambs so much, it is only appropriate to make one to accompany him <3

All you need are: 
* an empty egg shell
* a black straw for the legs
* colored paper for the ears (I cut out from old magazine)
* cotton balls
* glue

Cut the straws

Glue onto the egg

Paste cotton all over the lamb leaving the front part empty for the face

Draw eyes and mouth

The Easter Egg family is expanding 😀 Check out our previous post on making the Easter Egg Mickey Mouse here.

Simple Paper Twisting Project

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Crafts by Materials, Crepe Paper, Food craft, Paper Crafts | Posted on 05-03-2012 | 6,783 views

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We did a simple paper twisting project today.

Paper Twist Apple

All we need are crepe papers and PVA glue. Twist crepe papers.

Paste and shape according to your liking. He is trying to make an apple there 😀

While another girl did snakes and their nest filled with eggs! Simple but lots of fun! 😀

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 | 4,241 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 | 9,318 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 😛

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 | 6,789 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 🙂

Traffic in the city

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Corrugated Paper, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Vehicle | Posted on 10-09-2011 | 5,102 views

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We saw some boxes lying at the corner of the craft room and came out with this impromptu idea of making a mini city for all his toy vehicles 🙂

After an hour or so of working together, we came out with this! 😀 Click here for full instructions.

Rainbow craft stick stationery holder

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 04-09-2011 | 43,723 views

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I did a craft stick stationery holder with my student earlier this year. Refer to it here. Back then my boy was too young to make that.

Today, he is ready to make his own craft stick stationery holder and requested for a rainbow theme 😀

Rainbow craft stick stationery holder

Paint the craft sticks with your favourite colours

Let them dry

Paste the toilet paper roll onto a piece of hard board and cut

Spread glue all over

Stick the craft sticks all around the toilet paper roll

Let it dry and decorate as you wish

I tied ribbon around it to hold the craft sticks together better 🙂

Wanna see what I did? Here…

Smiley face craft stick stationery holder 🙂

Kitchen Paper Roll Castle

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Corrugated Paper, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 23-08-2011 | 19,270 views

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We saw some old cardboard boxes and kitchen paper rolls today and decided to make a castle out of it 😀

Kitchen paper roll castle

We use some old box and kitchen paper rolls

Cut one end of the kitchen paper rolls to look like the top of a castle tower.

Draw a door and cut until you are able to ‘open’ it

Cut the kitchen paper roll so that you can slide the cardboard in

Slide the cardboards into the kitchen paper rolls.

Personalized it as you wish. My boy insisted of pasting ‘bricks’ on the castle  😀

One of his favourite craft work at the moment, his very own castle 😀

Look, he is THAT happy! Seeing him happy makes ME happy 😀

 

Paper Plate TP Roll Mushroom

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Cotton, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Paper Plate Crafts, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 10-07-2011 | 21,947 views

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We are still in the mushroom craze so that is what we’ll be making today 🙂

Paper plate toilet paper roll mushroom

Paint the toilet paper roll brown

Cut a line to the middle of the plate and glue as shown above.

Paint the paper plate red.

Varnish the paper plate with PVA Glue.

The paper plate should be sticky. Paste cotton on it and let dry. It will have a nice shine once dried.

Spread glue on the rim of the toilet paper roll

Plate the paper plate on the toilet paper roll

Paper plate mushrooms

The kids and their mushrooms 🙂

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 | 12,769 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! 😀

 

 

Paper Plate Pig

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Paper Plate Crafts, Pig, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 20-03-2011 | 12,921 views

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Feeling a little Oink Oink today so we will be making a paper plate pig! 😀

Paper plate pig

You’ll need a paper plate, two cups from the egg carton and a ring cut out of toilet paper roll

Paste a piece of paper on one side of the toilet paper roll ring and cut out the excess

Glue the egg carton and toilet paper roll ring onto the paper plate. Let dry.

Paint the entire surface pink

Leave it to dry

Paste eyes and nose. I used hole punch and punch out black construction paper for the nose.

Your pig is done 😀 Oink Oink!

St. Patrick’s Four Leaf Clover

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Crepe Paper, Festive Crafts, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 17-03-2011 | 7,063 views

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It’s St. Patrick’s today and let’s celebrate by making a four leaf clover out of toilet paper roll 🙂

Four Leaf Clover

You’ll need to cut the toilet paper rolls into rings. You’ll need four rings

Press and shape them until you get 4 heart rings

Paint the heart rings green

It can get pretty messy on the fingers 🙂

Cut green crepe paper and paste onto a paper plate

Once the four heart rings dry, paste them onto the paper plate too.
Happy St. Patrick’s to all craftiers out there 😀

Toilet Paper Roll Jet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Toilet Paper Roll, Vehicle | Posted on 27-02-2011 | 21,212 views

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It’s been sometime since we last did a toilet paper roll craft. Today, let’s make a toilet paper roll jet 😀

Toilet Paper Roll Jet

Glue the egg carton to the toilet paper roll as what we did previously for the toilet paper roll plane. Refer to it here.

Paint it with the colour of your choice

Cut the necessary shapes out of coloured foam for the wings

Stick yellow cellophane sheets as the flame at the end of the jet 🙂