I just realized we have not been updating this blog since late last year. That is what Motherhood does to me. I hardly have time to craft with my kids but as the little one will be turning TWO next month, I’m sure we’ll be updating frequently as he is at the best age to be crafting with his little fingers 😀
For today, I’ll just be sharing a greeting card my elder boy did in school for the upcoming Hari Raya festival. Hari Raya AidilFitri is an important celebration by Muslims.
He made a ‘ketupat’ using crepe paper on the front of his card.
This is a great school holiday crafts for kids. Today we will be transforming a simple plastic bottle into a cool Airplane Pencil Case.
Papier Mache Airplane Pencil Case
– Slit open an empty plastic bottle.
– Cut wings and tail out of old carton boxes and tape them onto the bottle
– Cut strips of old newspaper into small pieces and soak them in water
– Glue paper all over the entire bottle with the last layer being plain white paper.
– Let dry overnight
Paint the airplane and glue a 20cm zipper around the opening.
The Papier Mache Airplane Pencil Case is ready for your kids to show off to friends when school reopens ^_^
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Festive Crafts | Posted on 07-11-2012 | 10,735 views
The year end is coming and that only means lots and lots of celebrating and partying coming up. It’s nice to have a DIY bowl sitting on the table with some candies in it, isn’t it? Let’s make one today.
Wrap the bowl with plastic.
Dip yarn in white glue and arrange onto the bowl.
Keep repeating until you have covered almost 90% of the bowl.
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.
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It’s Valentine’s Day in a few minutes time. We did a Valentine craft today. It is a Valentine’s Torch.
While we were thinking of what we wanted to project on the wall, I asked my boy what he knows about Valentine’s Day. His answer is simply CUPID! I do not know how to draw a cupid. Thank goodness we have a printer that we can simply google for a picture of cupid and print it out!
To see how you can turn these printouts:
Into a torch shown below:
You’ll need to check out this short 4 mins video of how my boy turned a simple printout into an amazing torch! 🙂 The only thing I did was to cut the objects out for him. Enjoy!
I was a pre-school teacher when I was expecting my little artist Ethan. It was always my intention to continue teaching and remain in the working force. All that changed the moment I laid hand on my baby in the Operating Theatre. I submitted my resignation and vowed to be the best mother a mom can be to my son. I live with this mantra in my head – “A parent is a child’s first teacher”.
My love for art and crafts helps create that special bond between Ethan and I. We started crafting together when he was 12 months old and it helps in his motor and fine skills development tremendously. Initially we’ll hang up his masterpieces in the Art Room in the house. Overtime, we ran out of walls.
That is when crafty-crafted.com was born; to immortalize his artwork and also to share our ideas with other mommies out there. That was 3 years ago.
A week ago, we finally got ourselves a colour printer. We chose a HP colour inkjet printer. I need not limit his creativity to only water paint and crayons anymore. He can now print out stuffs that he created online.
For a start, with the Chinese New Year around the corner Ethan did his first printing craftwork.
Personalised Ang Pow Packet
He personalised his very own red packets to be given to his grandparents. Let’s have a look at how he does it 😀
A+ #1 – First, choose a picture of the person you are giving the Ang Pow to. This is easily done by stalking their Facebook account 😛 I helped Ethan to get the pictures of my nieces from my sisters’ FB account and saved them in my PC.
A+ #2 – Ethan chose the pictures that he likes best and starts printing. Mind you, he did it all by himself as shown in the video at the end of this post!
A+ #3 – Quickly and silently, our new HP printer did the job. Excellent!
A+ #4 – Take an old Ang Pow packet and tear it open to be used as a template. Trace the outline according to the template.
A+ #5 – The personalised Ang Pow is slowly taking shape.
A+ #6 – Cut accordingly. Please assist your child if he has yet to master the art of cutting with a pair of scissors.
A+ #7 – The personalised Ang Pow cut out.
A+ #8 – Fold accordingly and paste.
A+ #9 – The personalised Ang Pow is done!
A+ #10 – Ethan personalised Ang Pows for all his cousin sisters and even did some of himself to be given to his grandparents 😀
Lovely isn’t it? We are highly impressed with the printout. It looked so natural and beautiful, we are definitely going to do more print art in the future!
I am an A+ mom and so can you!
Watch the video of Ethan printing his very own personalized Ang Pow.