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!

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 🙂

B is for Butterfly

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alphabets, Butterfly, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Insect crafts, Teaching Aid | Posted on 20-02-2011 | 6,256 views

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Refer to the video we shared on how to cut letters from paper here and we’ll be making alphabet teaching aid again today.

Today’s lucky letter is B.

B is for Butterfly

Cut a B out of a piece of paper.

Use that paper B as a guide to draw the outline on a piece of colored foam

Use craft punch to punch out colourful circles and paste all over the B.

Toilet Paper Roll Cupid

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Pipe Cleaner, Toilet Paper Roll, Valentine's Day | Posted on 14-02-2011 | 13,130 views

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It’s Valentine’s Day today and we are making a cute cupid out of toilet paper roll 🙂

Toilet Paper Roll Cupid

Paint a toilet paper roll pink

Paste eyes onto the roll. Alternatively you may dip your finger into white paint and print it as the eyes, paint black for the eyeball.

Draw the mouth

You’ll need some aluminium foil

Twist the foil until you get a strip and shape it into a wing. Repeat until you get a pair of wings

Use cellophane tape to tape the wings into place

Cut a strip of white paper and paste onto the cupid. Get some cotton and paste it too as the hair

Use pipe cleaner and craft foam and make the bow and arrow.

Glue the arrow and bow onto the cupid and you are done!

Happy Valentine’s Day y’all 😀

Toilet Roll Goat

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Goat, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 28-01-2011 | 19,164 views

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Mek…. Mek…. My first time attempting a goat craft 😛

Toilet roll goat

Paint a toilet roll brown

Use cotton as the beard and foam and felt for the rest.

Mek Mek is done. I’d prefer the ears to be slimmer and eyes not too big though 😛

Craft Stick Stationery Holder

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Insect crafts, Ladybug, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 10-01-2011 | 15,352 views

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We need to eat a lot of popsicles to do this 😀

Craft stick stationery holder

Get a toilet paper roll tube, the bigger the better.

Draw a circle on a hardboard box, cut and paste.

Spread some glue

Put an elastic band in the middle and insert the craft sticks.

The band is to hold the sticks in place.

Glue the craft stick all around the toilet paper roll tube.

Tie a string around it.

And you are done. You may also add some little bugs as deco.

Toilet Roll Plane

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Toilet Paper Roll, Vehicle | Posted on 20-12-2010 | 25,528 views

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It’s a bird…. It’s a plane.. Yeah… It’s a PLANE! 😀

Toilet roll airplane

Glue egg carton and toilet roll together

Paint the toilet roll

Let them dry

Paint windows on the plane. Use hairdryer to expedite the drying process. Read more about it here.

Use colored craft foams as the wings and deco

The plane is ready to fly 🙂

The kids and their planes 😀

Handprint Reindeer

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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 | 8,167 views

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Rudolph the red nose reindeer… we’ll be making one today 😀

Handprint Reindeer

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 🙂

Handprint Santa

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Festive Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art, Party Craft, Santa Claus | Posted on 15-11-2010 | 25,389 views

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We did a very interesting art piece today 🙂

Handprint Santa Claus

First paint your palm white

Stamp the painted palm onto a darker coloured paper

Paint your thumb red

Stamp the painted thumb as Santa’s nose

Paint your thumb pink

And stamp as the Santa’s cheeks 😀

Paint your thumb white and stamp as the eyes

Cut the Santa’s hat out of red felt. We use red foam as I happened to run out of felt! Improvise! 😀

Paste on some cotton too

Paste a cotton ball at the end of the hat

Paint your pointer black and stamp as Santa’s eyeball and you are done 😀

Handprint Santa – featuring cute kiddos Cavan of Life Muses and Ethel of Ling in De House

Toilet Paper Roll Tree

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Crafty Crafted Friends, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 29-10-2010 | 12,253 views

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Victoria Ruby Azevedo gave me this idea through our Facebook Fan Club page and I tried it out with Ethan. This is our outcome 🙂


Toilet Paper Roll Tree



Paint the toilet paper roll brown



Let it dry



Cut a tree top out of a green foam



Use a single hole punch, punch out red little 'apples' 😀



Glue the 'apples' onto the tree top



Cut a slit on both opposite sides



Insert the tree top and your toilet paper roll tree is done 🙂


Thank you Victoria for the great idea 😀

O is for Octopus

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alphabets, Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Octopus, Teaching Aid | Posted on 13-10-2010 | 6,183 views

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Refer to the video we shared on how to cut letters from paper here and we’ll be making alphabet teaching aid again today.

Today’s lucky letter is O.

O is for Octopus

Cut an O out of a piece of paper.

Use that paper O as a guide to draw the outline on a piece of colored foam.

Cut eight tentacles for the octopus.

Use hole punch and punch some circle foams.

Paste the small circles onto the tentacles.

Glue the decorated tentacles onto the O and you are done 🙂

Paper Cup Flower

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Paper Crafts | Posted on 04-10-2010 | 18,731 views

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When we go out shopping, we like to sample food given by the promoters and always end up with lots of paper cups in hand. Instead of just disposing them, if they are used to serve you cereals or any dry food, chances are they are still clean. Let’s do Mother Nature a favour and recycle those paper cups. Let’s transform them into pretty flowers 🙂


Paper Cup Flower


See this paper cup? Don’t throw them away.
Let’s make a flower out of it 🙂


Cut all around the paper cup


Cut a circle out of craft foam and paste.
Any color of your choice.


Glue a craft stick at the back. Let it dry.


Your simple paper cup flower is done 🙂

D is for Dinosaur

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alphabets, Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Dinosaur, Teaching Aid | Posted on 24-09-2010 | 8,959 views

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Remember the video I shared on how to cut letters out of paper here ? Well, we are going to make use of our new found skill and make learning the alphabets so much FUN!

From today onwards we are going to make random alphabet craft projects. We are going to start with the letter D. We are going to make a Dino teaching aid 😀

D for Dinosaur 🙂

Cut out a D and outline it on a brown foam or any color of your choice.

That letter D will be the prominent feature in this craft

Using other colors except brown, cut out body parts from craft foams.

I refrain from using brown again as we need the letter D to stand out.

Glue onto the letter D

Cut out shapes for decorative purposes and glue onto the dinosaur

The Dinosaur is done 😀

Egg Carton Pig

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Pig | Posted on 14-09-2010 | 11,861 views

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Oink! Oink!

Egg carton pig

You’ll need two cups of from the egg carton

Glue them together

Hold them together so that they stick nicely on each other

Paint it pink

Use pink craft foams to decorate the pig and you are done 🙂

Toilet Paper Roll Octopus

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Fingerprint Art, Octopus, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 31-08-2010 | 49,422 views

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Do you know we can make a cute octopus out of toilet paper roll? Let’s make one today 🙂

Toilet Paper Roll Octopus

Paint a toilet paper roll with colour of your choice

Let dry and cut strips mid way through the tube

Use a marker and roll the strips to curl it

Curled up octopus 😀

Paint your pointer white

Stamp your fingers as the eyes

Paint the black eye.

Get a hole punch and punch out tiny circles out of yellow foam

Paste the tiny foam circles onto the octopus

The octopus is done 😀

Polystyrene tortoise

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Polystyrene, Turtle | Posted on 03-08-2010 | 13,043 views

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Craft goes green! I’m not throwing those polystyrene fruit trays away. Instead, we are making a tortoise out of it today 🙂

Polystyrene tortoise

Cut a polystyrene fruit tray into ‘cups of bowls’ 😛

Paint the polystyrene bowl

Cut squares out of paper and paste on the shell.

Cut out head and legs out of colored foams and paste.

Paste eyes.

Tortoises in meeting 🙂

The kids and their tortoises in hand and on their heads 😀

Footprint Penguin

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Felt, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art, Penguin | Posted on 30-07-2010 | 71,613 views

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Painting is just so much fun! We are very happy today so let’s make a happy footprint penguin 🙂

Footprint Penguin

Paint your foot white, then outline with black

It should be something like this

Stamp your painted foot onto a piece of paper

Paint your thumb black and stamp on both sides of the penguin

Use a hole punch to punch out small circles out of black craft foam.

Dab some glue on it.

Paste as the eyes. Cut a triangle out of felt and paste as the beak.

Happy feet is done 😀

Vitagen Bottle Panda

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Panda, Vitagen bottle | Posted on 19-07-2010 | 14,414 views

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Since making the vitagen bottle elephant the other day, I’m very inspired to make other animals out of it. Today, we shall make a panda out of a vitagen bottle 🙂


Vitagen Panda


Draw a circle out of a white piece of paper, cut and paste to cover the mouth of the bottle


– Do the same for the base of the bottle.
– Paste small strips of paper to cover the entire surface and add some black parts using black sugar paper.


– Cut two ears out of black craft foam and paste


– Cut 2 eyes out of black sugar paper and paste.
– Paste 2 small googly eyes on it.
– Cut a small heart shape for the nose and draw the mouth.
– Use black craft foam as the legs.


Nice? 😀

Rocket

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bottles, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Vehicle | Posted on 16-07-2010 | 19,670 views

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Craft go green 🙂 Don’t throw your empty bottles away. Today, we are going to make a rocket 🙂

Rocket from recycled bottle

– Get an empty bottle

– Wrap it with aluminium foil

– Press and squeeze it tight until you see the shape of the bottle forming

Use colored craft foams to decorate the rocket

– Make a cone out of paper and stick to the tip of the rocket

– Wrap it with aluminium foil and decorate as you wish

Your awesome rocket is done! 😀

Robot

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Shapes | Posted on 12-07-2010 | 15,402 views

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Craft goes green 🙂 Let’s make a robot out of empty boxes today 🙂


Robot


– Wrap two boxes of different sizes.
– Use any colored paper as you wish.

Two boxes wrapped in different colored papers

– Paste a couple of stones or buttons as the eyes

– Paste bottle caps as the ears

– Decorate the robot as you wish

– Paste 2 plastic cups as the legs

The robot is done 🙂

Ready for action 🙂