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!

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 🙂

Handprint Heart

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Hand and Footprint Art, Mother's Day, Shapes | Posted on 15-05-2011 | 4,191 views

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The picture of a HEART is synonym to LOVE. Let’s make a handprint heart today 🙂

Handprint Heart

Paint your palm red

Stamp your painted palm onto a piece of paper

Paint the other palm red

And stamp to form a heart shape

Outline the heart shape

Paint the tip of your finger with any color you like

Dot to form the letter ‘I’

He simply loves finger or hand painting 😀

Continue dotting the letter ‘U’

I <3 U 😀

Outline the ‘I’ and ‘U’

The handprint heart artwork is done 😀

Heart Egg

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Father's Day, Festive Crafts, Food craft, Mother's Day, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 16-02-2011 | 3,088 views

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No.. not talking about heart ACHE here… but Heart Egg 😀

Heart Egg

Heat a pan and place a silicon heart mould on it

Crack an egg into the mould

Pour some water into the pan

Cover it

Remove the silicon mould and decorate as you wish 😀

We decorated ours with lots of ketchup! 😀

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 | 9,505 views

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

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 😀

The satisfaction I got from that smile of his – PRICELESS 😀

Teacher’s Day Gift and Card

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafty Crafted Friends, Festive Crafts, Mother's Day, Ribbon, Teacher's Day, Valentine's Day, Wedding favor | Posted on 09-06-2010 | 8,437 views

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Teacher’s Day – Time to show our appreciation to the ones who have dedicated their time dedicating our children.

Let’s take a look at what one Crafty-Crafted Friend’s Mommy did for the recent Teacher’s Day celebration.

Here’s what Irene of http://zekerene.blogspot.com did 😀

Teacher's Day Gift

The genius part of her uses the floor tiles as a 'ruler' to measure and cut the material into smaller pieces. See? When crafting, all you need to be is CREATIVE 🙂 No ruler? Improvise. The floor tiles can even act as one! That's totally NEW to me 😀

She got lots of earrings and bracelets from Bali ready

She wrapped them up

And then she made some cards

The beautifully decorated and handwritten cards

Beautifully done 😀

Thank you Irene for the wonderful idea 🙂

Popsicle stick Storage Box

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Crafty Crafted Friends, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day | Posted on 04-06-2010 | 12,348 views

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A Crafty-Crafted Friend's submission of a cool storage box 🙂

Milton of Our Little Corners must have eaten ‘millions’ of popsicles for this project 😀 You may use craft sticks instead if you can’t get yourself to digest a million popsicles 😛

I’ll let the pictures do all the ‘talking’ here as he has definitely put in a lot of effort in this project! Words just can’t describe them 😀

So lovely, I likey 😀

Thank you Milton 🙂

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 | 14,864 views

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

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 😀

What is pipe cleaner? Click here to find out.

Handprint Flower Bouquet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Felt, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Mother's Day, Paper Crafts, Shapes | Posted on 12-04-2010 | 13,755 views

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There’s nothing a mother loves more than a handmade handprint flower bouquet from the little one. This Mother’s Day, let’s get the little tots to do something for us 😛

Mother's Day Handprint Flower Bouquet

Draw your handprint on various colour papers.

Cut them out.

Paste them onto a piece of paper; the handprint being the petals.

Arrange and paste them until they form a flower.

Cut a piece of felt as the stalk and some heart shape as the leaves. Paste them.

Done! A bouquet of handprint flowers for Mommy! Boy, he doesn't look too happy 😛 😀

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 | 14,239 views

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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 😀

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