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 | 8,739 views

Tags: cupid, toilet paper roll, Valentine's Day

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 :D

Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer

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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 | 20,191 views

Tags: Christmas craft, reindeer craft, toilet paper roll

Let’s make a reindeer out of toilet paper roll today :D

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 :D

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 | 5,756 views

Tags: Christmas craft, Christmas tree ornament

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

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 :)

Egg Carton Catterpillar

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 05-11-2010 | 4,443 views

Tags: catterpillar, Craft from Recycled Materials

Today, let’s make good use of the egg carton again and make catterpillars out of it :D

Egg Carton Catterpillars

Cut an egg carton and paint

Remember the craft tips on how to expedite the drying process of your craft work? If you don’t, read about it here.

Paint your pointer white and stamp as the eyes.

Done :D

Muffin Cup Flowers

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Mother's Day, Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 17-09-2010 | 5,672 views

Tags: cupcakes, flower art, paper flower

Muffins are delicious. Today we are going to use muffin cups to make beautiful flowers :D

Muffin cup flowers

We’ll need muffin cups

Paste them onto a piece of paper

Press to keep them in place

Use a coin as a guide and draw a circle on a color craft foam.

Paste the craft foam in the middle of the muffin cups

Like this :)

Cut strips out of brown craft foam and paste

Bend a green pipe cleaner and paste as the leaf

Repeat

You’re done :D

The satisfaction I got from that smile of his – PRICELESS :D

Egg carton spider

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Halloween, Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 03-09-2010 | 8,258 views

Tags: Craft from Recycled Materials, egg carton craft, Spider

Incy Wincy spider climbed up the spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
So Incy Wincy spider went up the spout again!

Egg carton spider

Paint the egg carton black

Paste a couple of eyes

Use a black pipe cleaner for the legs

Put a thread through it and you’ll have dangling spiders! :D

Cool! :)

Egg Carton Ant

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Ant, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Insect crafts, Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 19-08-2010 | 9,295 views

Tags: ant, egg carton craft

Let’s make a giANT today :P Told you not to throw those egg cartons away. They can come pretty handy for crafts :)

Egg carton ant

Cut an egg carton

Paint it black or red

Paste the eyes and pipe cleaners as the legs

The GIANT ant is done :D

Vitagen Bottle Elephant

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Elephant, Pipe Cleaner, Vitagen bottle | Posted on 25-06-2010 | 7,664 views

Tags: Craft from Recycled Materials, Elephant, Vitagen bottle craft

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that I like to recycle stuffs for crafts. Today, I’m very happy for the craft that I’m sharing with you is totally, 100%, originally MINE :D

I sat for hours looking at the Vitagen bottles piling up in the recycling box in my kitchen. Yes, I have boxes in the kitchen labelled “plastic“, “glass“, “paper” and “others“. We ALL need to do our part for the environment, don’t we? After hours and hours of looking at the bottle, I finally came out with THIS. I’m so happy (oh yes, I’ve said that already :D).

Alright, enough of talking and let’s get to back to business. A friend of mine calls this elephant ELEGEN, so ELEGEN it shall be :D Ladies and gentlemen, presenting….


Elegen, the Vitagen Elephant :)


Draw a circle, cut and paste to cover the ‘mouth’ of the bottle.


Use small strips of paper and paste until you’ve covered the entire bottle.


Cut 2 long strips of paper. I used two different colors.
Fold on top of each other and then paste as the trunk.
Cut 2 ears out of colored craft foam and paste.


Cut four strips out of colored craft foam and glue the ends to form a loop.
Paste onto the elephant as the legs.


Glue a pipe cleaner as the tail.
I stick an oval craft foam at the end for maximum cuteness effect :D

Elegen - MY Vitagen Elephant :D

Egg Carton Fish

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Fish, Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 21-06-2010 | 18,488 views

Tags: Craft from Recycled Materials, Fish


Egg carton fish

The next time you think of throwing out your egg cartons, think again for they can be used to make beautiful fish!


Egg carton


Cut the egg carton into individual cups.
Glue them together to get the shape of a fish.


Paint the fish


The kids deep in concentration


Cut craft foams as the fins. Use pipe cleaner as the mouth


The kid’s finished product – The Egg Carton Fish. Simply beautiful!


The kids and their fish striking a pose :P

Toilet Paper Roll Bee

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bee, Crafts by Materials, Fingerprint Art, Insect crafts, Pipe Cleaner, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 11-06-2010 | 19,927 views

Tags: Bee, toilet paper roll

Buzz.. Buzz.. Let’s make a bee out of a toilet paper roll today :)


Toilet Paper Roll Bee


Paint the toilet paper roll yellow


Let it dry


Cut three strips out of black sugar paper


Paste the strips onto the toilet paper roll


Paint your pointer white


Stamp your fingerprint on the toilet roll as the eyes


Cut a pair of wings out of a white paper and bend a white pipe cleaner.
Paste onto the toilet paper roll and use marker to draw the necessary

Albino Spider

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 24-05-2010 | 4,796 views

Tags: pipe cleaner craft, Spider, Sponge

One of Ethan’s vitamin supplement comes with a sponge in the bottle. Each time we open a new bottle, we need to take out the sponge. After some time, I see that I have so many of these nice round sponges and wondered what can I do with them. Today, let’s make good use out of it. Let’s make a spider, an albino spider that is :P

Albino Spider

You'll need a round sponge, a white pipe cleaner, a red pipe cleaner and two large googly eyes

Glue the googly eyes onto the sponge

Cut the white pipe cleaner into smaller pieces. You'll need eight. Bend them and glue four on each side

Cut a short piece of red pipe cleaner. Bend in the middle and glue as the mouth. Your albino spider is done :)

Cutie Hearts Huggies Fridge Magnet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Fridge Magnets, Mother's Day, Pipe Cleaner, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 23-04-2010 | 4,433 views

Tags: foam craft, Fridge Magnet, heart shape, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day

This Mother’s Day, let’s give her some hugs and love.. with all our hearts :D

You’ll need a lot of heart shapes for this craft. Click here to learn how to get the perfect symmetrical heart shape.

Cutie Hearts Hug Fridge Magnet

Trace a heart shape onto a pink craft foam and cut.

Trace smaller hearts onto red craft foam and cut. You'll need four of those.

Glue googly eyes onto the pink heart.

Glue white pipe cleaners onto the red hearts.

Glue them all onto the pink heart and you are done with your huggies :D

What is pipe cleaner? Click here to find out.

Crepe paper Carnation

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Crepe Paper, Festive Crafts, Mother's Day, Paper Crafts, Party Craft, Pipe Cleaner, Wedding favor | Posted on 09-04-2010 | 11,346 views

Tags: crepe paper, flower, paper flower, wedding favors

Fresh flowers are beautiful but they don’t last. This is my first time venturing into making paper flowers. Instead of using tissue paper, I used crepe paper instead.

Crepe paper carnation

I used crepe paper instead of tissue paper and pipe cleaner instead of the floral wire.

Accordion fold the crepe paper. Fold it once from one side to the other and fold again.

Click here to learn more about accordion fold.

Loop the pipe cleaner in the middle and slowly pull and spread out the crepe paper.

I used pipe cleaner so that it can be looped around little girls' wrist as a corsage. Ideal as a wedding favor :D

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. It will be nice to make a bouquet of this and present them to Mommies out there :)

Craft’s What Is – Pipe Cleaner

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Pipe Cleaner, What is | Posted on 07-04-2010 | 5,524 views

Tags: pipe cleaners, What is

Pipe cleaners

A pipe cleaner is a type of brush originally intended for cleaning smoking pipes. Besides cleaning pipes, they can be used for any application that calls for cleaning out small bores or tight places. Special pipe cleaners are manufactured specifically for cleaning out medical apparatus and for engineering applications. They are popular for catching drips, tying up things, colour coding, and applying paints, oils, solvents, greases, and similar substances.

“Craft” pipe cleaners however are usually made with polyester or nylon pile and are often longer and thicker than the “smoking” type, and available in many different colors. Craft pipe cleaners are not very useful for cleaning purposes, because the polyester does not absorb liquids, and the thicker versions may not even fit down the stem of a normal pipe. Because “sharp” ends of a pipe cleaner are needed to push ends into backing material to hold up objects they should not be left for children under five to play with, unless under supervision.

Creative crafters can make flowers, plants, and animals out of pipe cleaners, as well as using them for other activities. Most craft stores sell assortments of pipe cleaners pre-packaged, or allow crafters to pick out individual pipe cleaners from bins.

Easter Egg Basket

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Crepe Paper, Easter, Festive Crafts, Party Craft, Pipe Cleaner, Rabbit, Rooster | Posted on 31-03-2010 | 13,369 views

Tags: crepe paper, Easter, egg, egg carton, egg carton craft

Remember the Happy Family Chicken Eggs we just did? Remember the Easter Egg Bunny? All we need to do now is make a basket to keep them nicely together :)

Easter Egg Basket. The Happy Chicken Family and their friend, the Easter Bunny :)

Cut an empty egg carton. We'll need only four 'nests'.

Trim the sides and paste double-sided tape. Stick a strip of crepe paper all around it.

In case you're wondering how to prepare the crepe paper, just cut a strip and fold. Then trim one end so that it's a little bit rounded.

Use a hole punch and punch a hole each on both sides of the basket. Put a pipe cleaner through it and twist to secure. The Easter Egg Basket is done :)

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Ornament

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Crafts by Materials, Party Craft, Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 25-11-2009 | 9,264 views

Tags: Christmas craft, Christmas tree ornament, pipe cleaner craft

We can actually use basically anything to make a Christmas tree ornament. It need not be expensive. Here’s a simple idea of making a Christmas tree using pipe cleaner.

Pipe cleaner Christmas tree ornament

Pipe cleaner Christmas tree ornament

Get a green or white {or any colour as you wish} pipe cleaner. My boy finds it ticklish handling it for the very first time. :D

Get a green or white {or any colour as you wish} pipe cleaner. My boy finds it ticklish handling it for the very first time. :D

Bend it to form the shape of a Christmas tree.

Bend it to form the shape of a Christmas tree.

Decorate it as you wish. Tie a thread at the very top and add a star to complete it.

Decorate it as you wish. Tie a thread at the very top and add a star to complete it.

Click here to learn how to fold and cut the perfect star to be used for the above Christmas tree.

If you love this and want to try doing it, do share your version of the Christmas tree with us by submitting your tree here. We learn and we share. :D

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